OLogy: Hurricanes - Storms from the Sea

How do simple storms turn into swirling hurricanes?

What we call a “hurricane” is called a “typhoon” in Asia and a “cyclone” in the South Pacific. But they’re all the same thing: a rotating storm that forms in the tropics (near the equator) and has winds of at least 120 kilometers per hour (74 mph).

What causes hurricanes? How do scientists study them?
Let’s find out.


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