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eye

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

The calm area at the centre of a tropical cyclone.

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hurricane

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[from Spanish huracán, from Taino hurakán, hura: ‘wind’]

The term used for a tropical cyclone that occurs in the Atlantic, Caribbean, or eastern Pacific.

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tropical cyclone

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A general term for all cyclonic circulations originating over the warm waters of the tropics, which includes tropical depressions, tropical storms, and hurricanes.

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wall cloud

Overview page. Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.

A small-scale, persistent lowering from the rain-free base of a thunderstorm, particularly of a supercell thunderstorm, and normally found on the inflow side of the storm (to south or...

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