Cyclones Disasters Reduction for the Dhofar Region South of Oman – Research Proposal Example

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The paper "Cyclones Disasters Reduction for the Dhofar Region South of Oman' is a good example of a research proposal on environmental studies.   Cyclones are said to be one of the most devastating natural disasters in the world. The reason is that they have alarming effects that are harmful to both humans and wildlife. Cyclones have caused billions of dollars all over the world through damage to buildings, infrastructure, and homes. Cyclones are caused by pre-existing disturbances of weather; moisture, relatively light winds, and warm tropical oceans. The persistence of these conditions leads to violent winds, torrential rains, floods, and incredible waves.

Centers with low pressure as well as waves that produce wind usually generate a storm surge that is extremely damaging (Faridi 2008, p. 1). These storms create an upwelling of water that causes abnormal high tides that submerges the coastal areas. Cyclones are said to be among the most destructive phenomena in the world. The greatest damage of cyclones comes from secondary events like storm surges, landslides, tornadoes, and flooding (World Health Organisation, 2015). Statement of the problem According to Muneer (2014, p. 1), like other areas of southern Oman, the Dhofar region is known to be a highly vulnerable area to climate change now and in the future.

Climate change within the region has the capacity of impacting negatively on the extent as well as the speed at which long-term, medium as well as short-term developmental goals of the government are achieved. Cyclone disasters are among the many effects of climate change within the area. The cost of addressing the effects of cyclone effects from climate change is usually high when compared to the cost of taking measures to reduce the effects.

According to Al-Kindi (2008, p. 8), the Dhofar region is vulnerable to natural disasters like cyclones. The effects of cyclones are said to be on the rise. Go and Phet is the most significant cyclones that are prevalent in the area. A cyclone Gonu occurred in the year 2007 and a Phet occurred in the year 2010. These cyclones lead to damages to human, wild, and marine life. Currently, little literature search has been done on the effects of cyclone disasters in the Dhofar region in South Oman.    

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