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Error In Cutaway Figure Showing Northern Hemisphere Hurricane Structure[edit]

Northern hemisphere cyclones, including tropical ones, rotate counter-clockwise, not clockwise as shown in the diagram. The diagram is either a mislabeled southern hemisphere cyclone figure, or an incorrect (reversed) depiction of a northern cyclone.

See:

NOAA National Hurricane Center (NHC) Website:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/climo/

"Overview

A tropical cyclone is a rotating, organized system of clouds and thunderstorms that originates over tropical or subtropical waters and has a closed low-level circulation. Tropical cyclones rotate counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere. ..." [Emphasis added]

The creator of the graphic should be notified to make a proper change to the otherwise excellent figure.

James A. Kocher — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kocherjames (talkcontribs) 03:07, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

I think the picture shows a northern cyclone, the wind arrows indicate a counterclockwise circulation. Only mistake is the word "clockwise" that should be changed in "counterclockwise". Koos van den beukel (talk) 09:34, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

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Tropical Cyclone and Hurricane[edit]

By NOAA standards, a hurricane and a tropical cyclone are not the same. This warrants separate Wikipedia pages for each topic. there are distinctive scientific differences between a tropical cyclone, hurricane, tropical depression, and tropical storm. I currently do not poses adequate time, or knowledge to write a page on hurricanes. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.3.159.201 (talk) 23:25, 2 September 2016 (UTC)

This is a akin to when a white horse is not a horse. A hurricane is a special case of a tropical cyclone.--Jasper Deng (talk) 15:32, 7 October 2016 (UTC)

Ethymologies[edit]

It would be good to add the ethymology of the words. I precisely came looking for the ethymology of the word hurricane which i did not find. Thinker78 (talk) 04:05, 27 November 2016 (UTC)

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