#88739. Asked by star_gazer. (Nov 19 07 8:16 AM)
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In meteorology, a cyclone is an area of low atmospheric pressure characterized by inward spiraling winds that rotate counter clockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern hemisphere of the Earth. In the Atlantic and eastern Pacific, including the Hawaiian islands, they are called hurricanes, in the western Pacific they are called typhoons and in the southern Pacific and the Indian Ocean they are called cyclones.
Hurricanes are a special kind of storm: spectacular to look at, deadly to be in! This quiz will cover some facts and history on these dangerous storms. NOTE - Wind speeds are measured by statute miles. Good Luck!
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