Differences between cyclones, typhoons, and hurricanes.
Cyclones, typhoons, and hurricanes happen yearly around the globe , however , are they truly seperate phenomena, or just different designations for a single entity?
- Cyclones happen within the South and North-west Indian Ocean, the Arafura, Timor, and Coral Seas, and the South-west Pacific Ocean.
- Typhoons happen within the North-west Pacific.
- Hurricanes happen in the Atlantic Ocean and North-east Pacific.
Similarities between cyclones, typhoons, and hurricanes:
- Rotate around low-atmospheric pressure center.
- Strong winds.
- Affected by the Corolis effect (Spins clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa in the Northern Hemisphere).
- Spiral arrangement of thunderstorms.
- Primary source of energy is from warm oceanic water.
- Are more profolic in late summer.
- Are more profolic near the Equator and are almost unknown in the South Atlantic.
- Bring destruction and mayhem : floods, high winds, heavy rain, large waves...
In short , cyclones, typhoons, and hurricanes are identical in all but desigination.