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Questions tagged [cyclone]

Questions referring to tropical cyclones, hurricanes or typhoons and their behavior; or how much destruction they can cause.

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What is the most powerful kind of extratropical cold core cyclone and why?

I want to understand what makes for a very strong extratropical cyclone. So which kind on Earth is the strongest in terms of windspeed or pressure? Southern ocean storms, nor'easter, European wind ...
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How to find Steering Flow of a tropical cyclone?

I am wondering a method to find the steering flow of a tropical cyclone from wind data?
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Extratropical cyclones become more intense on Northern Atlantic and bring more rain when their lifetime is longer within the same season?

When the total lifetime of an extratropical cyclone over the ocean in the Northern Atlantic-region gets longer (within the same season): Do the total precipitation sums increase? Does the ...
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Why do tropical cyclones get more attention than extratropical cyclones?

For tropical cyclones we have carefully tracked every instance of them, and naming them as soon as they have reached a certain intensity... flying aircraft in to measure conditions... compiling ...
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How Fast Could a Cyclone at the North Pole Achieve?

Given a tropical arctic region on a planet like our own, how fast could a cyclone go at the north pole where the Coriolis effect is greatest? In essence: have current cyclones maxed out the wind ...
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In the South Atlantic and South-Eastern Pacific regions in tropical latitudes, cyclone does not originate. What is the reason? [duplicate]

Update: Granted the question has been asked in different form; but the answer still escapes me. At one place I read that locations in question have low sea-surface temperature. At ...
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Vortices in the Atmosphere Sustained only by PGF

In a cyclone, the pressure gradient force (PGF) and the Coriolis force sustain the spinning motion and causes the direction of spin (counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the ...
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Coriolis effect and Cyclones

The Coriolis force predicts that winds in the northern hemisphere should be deflected in a clockwise pattern and winds in the southern hemisphere should be deflected in an anti-clockwise pattern. Why ...
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What are the key differences between warm and cold core cyclones?

What are the key differences between warm and cold core cyclones? What is an example of each?