Cyclones cause widespread flooding and wind damage. Flood damage results from the combination of torrential rain, which overwhelms the soil?s ability to absorb it, and storm surges, which force significant quantities of ... More » Science Weather & Tides

A cyclone is formed when a system of winds moving in circular motion closes in toward an area of the sea with low atmospheric pressure. The formation of cyclones occurs in four stages including formative, immature cyclon... More » Science Weather & Tides Storms

Cyclones, also known as hurricanes or typhoons, are primarily caused by high ocean temperatures, broad-scale wind systems and clustered thunderstorms, which liberate the heat energy from the ocean surface and transfer it... More » Science Weather & Tides Storms
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A typhoon is the same thing as a hurricane or cyclone. They are called different names depending on where they occur. Typhoons are the name used for tropical cyclones in the Northwest Pacific, specifically to the west of... More » Science Weather & Tides

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According to, the name of a wind is based on the compass direction from which it blows. For instance, a wind that blows from the north is known as a "north wind." Wind direction is indicated by weather vane... More » Science Weather & Tides