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Natural Disasters: Typhoon

Year 8 Geography

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You Tube

It's one of, if not, the strongest storm ever recorded on the planet. Super Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines with winds touching 235 miles per hour. Trace looks at how this typhoon differs from hurricanes and what ingredients combined to create such a monster.

This explains the phenomena also known as a cyclone with six conditions required for formation: warm sea surface temperatures, atmospheric instability, high humidity in the lower to middle levels of the troposphere. One of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded called "Haiyan" devastated Southeast Asia, primarily the Philippines, with the loss of 7,500 people on November 3, 2013.

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Extreme Weather and Natural Disasters

Several atmospheric ingredients must come together to favor the formation of a typhoon. Since a typhoon is just another term for hurricane, the same conditions apply for both. There are perhaps seven atmospheric conditions which, if met, could cause a typhoon to form.

ABC News

Typhoons are the same weather phenomenon as hurricanes, and both called tropical cyclones. In the western Pacific they are called typhoons, while in the eastern Pacific and Atlantic Oceans they are called hurricanes.

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Tropical cyclones—intense circular storms that originate over tropical oceans—are called typhoons when they occur in the western North Pacific Ocean around the Philippines, Japan, and China

Bureau of Meterology

In Australia we call these large-scale storms tropical cyclones. In the USA they talk of hurricanes and in Asia, typhoons.