Hast thou, spirit,
Perform'd to point the tempest that I bade thee?
William Shakespeare, "The Tempest", Act 1, Scene 2
Tropical cyclones are regarded as a subtype of the "Mesoscale Convective
The sizes of the cyclone are from 500-700 km to 1200, rare
Most tropical cyclones emerge above the sea surface within
a zone, which lies between the southern and the northern latitudes of
30°, if the water temperature is min 26.5 °C up to a depth of
Air masses move towards the centre (convergence) in deeper
layers of a cyclone.
The tropical cyclones are described detailed in literature and Internet.
| Global occurrence
diagram of 'Tropical Cyclone' System
|National Hurricane Center
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