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To be classified as a hurricane, a high intensity tropical cyclone must have at winds of at least _____mph
called, "The greatest storms on earth" because they are one of the strongest forces on the planet.
In the western north pacific like China and Japan, tropical cyclones are called ___________.
Name the 3 different names for the same low pressure systems-convergent uplift with a great atmospheric pressure gradient.
What is a low pressure disturbance that is needed for air to converge toward and rise to produce powerful thunderstorms
Easterly wave or tropical wave
A storm can not form 0-5 degrees north or south of the equator because the _______is not strong enough to cause the storm to organize and rotate.
What happens If a storm forms to far north or south of the equator?
It will not produce a hurricane because the water is too cold.
To what degrees of the equator do hurricanes mainly form?
5-20 degrees north of the south of the equator.
There must be little to no ______ _______in the Atlantic ocean, in order for a hurricane to form.
What are the organized intense thunderstorms called that move away from the eye wall?
Spiral Rain bands
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