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Tropical and Equatorial Weather Systems Tropical Cyclones Always form over warm oceans; temperatures >26.5ºC Move towards west through trade-wind belt Usually occur late summer or early autumn; water temperatures are highest Hurricane Northern Atlantic, Eastern Pacific Typhoon North Pacific Cyclone South Pacific, Indian Ocean Tropical cyclones form over tropical oceans between latitudes 5° and 20° Formation is absent along the Equator due to Coriolis Effect Hurricanes: Derive their energy from warm tropical waters and latent heat released as water vapor
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Unformatted text preview: condenses into clouds. They tend to dissipate rapidly when they move from ocean over land due to friction and loss of moisture supply. Tropical and Equatorial Weather Systems Tropical Cyclones Circular storm center Extremely low pressure (950 mb) Intense convergence and uplift Heavy rainfall Gains energy through release of latent heat Eye has clear skies and calm winds Wind speeds highest in eyewall...
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This note was uploaded on 06/12/2011 for the course GEOGRAPHY 600-201010 taught by Professor Christopherpost during the Spring '10 term at Kent State.

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