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Tropical cyclone


CNN Explains: Tropical cyclones


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


What are hurricanes, typhoons and tropical cyclones?


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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 or squalls. 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; in the south Pacific or Indian Ocean, comparable storms are referred to simply as "tropical cyclones" or "severe cyclonic storms".
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  • Physical structure 

  • Physics and energetics 

  • Major basins and related warning centers 

  • Formation 

  • Movement 

  • Dissipation 

  • Effects 

  • Observation and forecasting 

  • Classifications, terminology, and naming 

  • Notable tropical cyclones 

  • Long-term activity trends 

  • Related cyclone types 

  • Popular culture