Q. With reference to Fujiwhara effect, consider the following statements:
1.It is a weather phenomenon that involves the interaction between a tropical cyclone and a high-pressure system, causing them to merge and form a superstorm.
2.Cyclone Absorption can happen in the Fujiwhara effect.
Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B

Explanation –

Statement 1 is incorrect. The Fujiwhara effect is a meteorological phenomenon where two nearby tropical cyclones interact with each other, influencing their paths and intensities.

Statement 2 is correct. The most common outcome of the Fujiwhara effect is the rotation of the two cyclones around a common midpoint, as if they are performing a dance. This rotation can lead to a variety of scenarios: Cyclone Orbiting (two cyclones can orbit each other for a certain period), Cyclone Merging (the cyclones can merge into a single, larger storm), Cyclone Absorption (the larger or stronger cyclone can absorb the smaller or weaker cyclone).

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