Cyclone Gonu transformed into a Cat 3 Cyclone by the time it hit the Omani coast. The reason is not very obvious. A cold front of low atmospheric pressure stands in the way of Gonu on the mainland of the Arab Peninsula. The Cyclone, slowed down by the cold front, transforms into a tropical storm.
I am Dr. Shareef Al Hijazii, Professor of Geology and Astronomy at the Arab-American University of Beirut since 1982.
I work very closely with Environmental Organizations such as Green Peace and Green-Line, and i have a long record in attacking Arab governments for not giving enough attention to climate issues in our region.
This blog is to tackle these issues, please feel free to share your thoughts.