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Tropical cyclone

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CNN Explains: Tropical cyclones

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Tropical Cyclones: Concepts and Facts by Roman Saini [Geography for UPSC CSE/IAS, State PSC]

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What are hurricanes, typhoons and tropical cyclones?

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Durban Tropical Cyclone Storm Surge (Tsunami)

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may be the strongest tropical cyclone to hit land

A tropical cyclone is a rapidly rotating storm system characterized by a low-pressure center, a closed low-level atmospheric circulation, strong winds, and a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce heavy rain. Depending on its location and strength, a tropical cyclone is referred to by different names, including hurricane, typhoon, tropical storm, cyclonic storm, tropical depression, and simply cyclone. A hurricane is a tropical cyclone that occurs in the Atlantic Ocean and northeastern Pacific Ocean, and a typhoon occurs in the northwestern Pacific Ocean; while in the south Pacific or Indian Ocean, comparable storms are referred to simply as "tropical cyclones" or "severe cyclonic storms".