Talk:Tropical cyclone

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Edit request on 20 December 2012[edit]

Please change links under "See also", then "Annual seasons" in such a way that in "Australian region tropical cyclone season (current)" and "South Pacific tropical cyclone season (current)" the "current"'s actually refer to the expected pages, and no longer to "". Redav (talk) 00:31, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneWolfgang42 (talk) 18:08, 21 December 2012 (UTC)

Insufficient citations[edit]

This article contains some unaddressed citation needed tags. If we want to keep the FA status, someone needs to fix these.--FutureTrillionaire (talk) 15:12, 28 June 2013 (UTC)

I've went ahead and removed the unsourced content.--FutureTrillionaire (talk)

Global Warming[edit]

Not seeing the 2012 IPCC SREX report and the NOAA report, both of which caution against attribution of current extreme weather events to global warming, I've added a paragraph at the top of the section. I think that since that is the current consensus, it should be mentioned before the (obviously important) dissenting opinions.MikeR613 (talk) 15:50, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

I think a clean up of the global warming section would be a good move.Jason Rees (talk) 00:29, 22 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks to the one who added the quote. I added a couple more, hope it's not too long, as it was a little misleading as it currently stood: It implied that the IPCC report didn't agree with the others that the signal is not (currently) detectable; the quotes make it clear that they agree on that.MikeR613 (talk) 14:59, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

Hurricane redirecting[edit]

Why is hurricane redirected to tropical cyclones when the word denotes any sustaining wind at Beaufort 12, also in extra-tropical cyclones like Dagmar, and even the most powerful polar lows?

Pål Jensen (talk) 19:42, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

I agree. Why does Typhoon get its own page while hurricane does not? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:25, 9 November 2013 (UTC)

Because it's an American word, and the British English wikipedia users will stop at nothing to stop wikipedia from using an AmEn word. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:39, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

Intro - question phrasing of TC turning into hurricane[edit]

Long-time lurker, sometime- (passed) editor here. The statement that a [tropical] cyclone "is turned into" a hurricane in the intro (2nd paragraph) (sentence below) seems unfortunate. Precision is critical, especially on this topic, because readers are (mostly) confused by the terminology, and the actuality and dangers of TCs/Hurricanes. So "turned into" isn't exactly imprecise, but it suggests a physical change, which really is mostly a classification change -- a name shift, not a wind shift, so to speak.

[quote] A cyclone is turned into a hurricane when the wind speed reaches 75 mph.[/quote]

Suggested revision: A tropical cyclone is (by meteorology's definition) a "hurricane" when its sustained wind speed (see definition) is 64 kn [[1]] / 74 mph and greater.

I'd do this without asking, but consensus first always seems better. Any feedback? Feel free to use my revision if you want to make the change DavidH (talk) 20:04, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Hang on a second, i would oppose a sentence that says something like what you are proposing, since the 65 kt marker is a significant one around the world and would thus need to reflect the other terms used at 65 kts including Severe Tropical Cyclone, Tropical Cyclone and Typhoon.Jason Rees (talk) 20:55, 29 March 2014 (UTC)
Not proposing a radical change. I just want the sentence to say that it's a [whatever] only by definition, not some physical law. It didn't mention those other terms before, but I could see adding them. (talk) 00:17, 30 March 2014 (UTC)
I think we should get rid of that sentence and then expand the sentence of "Depending on its location and [wind] strength, a tropical cyclone is referred to by names such as hurricane, typhoon, tropical storm, cyclonic storm, tropical depression, and simply cyclone" and maybe carry a link to tropical cyclone scales which covers it in full.Jason Rees (talk) 15:51, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

Seasons (South-West Indian)[edit]

The given seasons, especially for the South-West Indian, seem to be totally removed from reality. Yes, the quoted source does use the listed dates (i.e. all year), but as far as I can ascertain, that is solely an administrative (political) remnant. South-West_Indian_Ocean_tropical_cyclone_season gives a much more accurate "median start date for the season was November 17, and the median end date was April 20", and after examining the entire 2000 decade, "November to April" would be much more appropriate.

Is there any statistical methodology or agreement to define the cyclone seasons? How about a .95 CI for the last two decades? (talk) 08:02, 15 March 2015 (UTC) baden k.

We on Wiki can not define what the season is per the rules on Original Research. We have to rely on what is official for the whole basin and in this case it is defined as the whole year per the WMO.Jason Rees (talk) 09:54, 15 March 2015 (UTC)