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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)

Derivation of the word "typhoon"[edit]

The section on the derivation of the word typhoon completely mangles the derivation given by the source it cites, which is this (from http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/typhoon):

   1580-90; < dialectal Chinese, akin to Chinese dàfēng great wind, altered by association with Greek tȳphôn violent wind 

Whereas the wikipedia wording essentially seems to give the greek (and an associated arabic word) as the original and "main" source and then simply notes the Chinese word in passing at the end, as if it's only incidentally related.

This seems almost purposely misleading, and, well, basically backwards.

Snogglethorpe (talk) 18:06, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

To be honest im not seeing the need for the word Typhoon to be defined in this article, but putting that to one side i think there has been a few people challenging or tweaking the word so it doesnt surprise me if it is "purposely misleading and basically backwards".Jason Rees (talk) 08:21, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
Hmmm, ok... I looked around a bit more, and it's quite confusing, some dictionaries cite one source (arabic/greek) as the primary, some cite the chinese as primary, others just say they arose independently and later merge. I've seen a comment by someone claiming it came via Japanese (which clearly uses the Chinese-derived word, but who's pronunciation is almost identical to the english "typhoon"). Because some dictionaries do give essentially the derivation give here, I expect it was anything malicious, the original author probably just didn't look beyond the first source they found.
You're right, though, wiktionary already seems to have already had this discussion, so maybe the discusion here should just removed and a reference made to wiktionary. It would be nice to have an explicit link to wiktionary though, as I think it is a somewhat interesting word; is there a standard way to do this? [I note the wiktionary entry has a "wikipedia has an article" box....]
Thanks, Snogglethorpe (talk) 07:10, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

New Cyclone in Australia[edit]

Cyclone Stan is active tropical cyclone in australia, please updates now — Preceding unsigned comment added by CrashMan 2016 (talkcontribs) 00:38, 30 January 2016 (UTC)

Which city has had the most tropical cyclones?[edit]

I found a list of worst-hit countries but many of the countries on the list are big and any given cyclone doesn't affect all of it. I'm curious how often the worst-affected single place gets a cyclone. -- Beland (talk) 21:51, 14 March 2016 (UTC)

Jeez what a question and i dont think we can answer that very easily due to the historical record not being great and different areas being affected, but at a pure guess I would say somewhere in the Philippines.Jason Rees (talk) 22:26, 14 March 2016 (UTC)

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