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What i s the difference between a typhoon and a hurricane?

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Asked by anantharaman, 16 Nov '09 12:25 am
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Typhoon is a tropical cyclone occurring in the western Pacific or Indian oceans. Hurricane is a severe tropical cyclone usually with heavy rains and winds moving a 73-136 knots (12 on the Beaufortscale).
Answered by Jack Johnson, 16 Nov '09 07:35 am

 
  
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If a storm was to form in the Atlantic or eastern Pacific Ocean, we would call it a hurricane. So basically every storm that endangers the United States is a hurricane.A typhoon is generally any storm that begins in the Western Pacific. So a storm that threatens Japan or the islands of Guam or the Philippines is called a typhoon. Winds from a typhoon usually are stronger than a hurricane, however they endanger far less land area due to their locations.
The closer a storm generates to the equator, the greater chance it has of being a strong storm, whether it is a typhoon or hurricane. This is due in part to the currents of the oceans, the air currents, and the water temperature. This is why typhoons are usually more dangerous than a hurricane. They generally generate closer to the equator.
Answered by inquisitive, 16 Nov '09 06:05 am

 
  
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Hurricanes, typhoons and tropical cyclones are different names for the same type of storm. A tropical cyclone is called a hurricane in the North Atlantic Ocean, South Pacific Ocean, or the Northeast Pacific Ocean on the eastern side of the dateline. A typhoon occurs in the Northwest Pacific Ocean west of the dateline. In other parts of the world, these storms are called severe tropical cyclones.
Answered by Shan Real, 16 Nov '09 12:26 am

 
  
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Aside from the name, not much. Both are severe tropical systems that have wind speeds greater than 74 mph.

They are called "hurricanes" in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean and eastern Pacific Ocean. But once your go west across the International Dateline and into the western Pacific Ocean, they're called typhoons. And of course, the Australians, who have colorful names for just about everything, have their own term for hurricanes: "willy-willys."

Typhoons generally tend to be stronger than hurricanes, but only because there's warmer water in the western Pacific and are better conditions for storm development. And they've been known to affect Seattle: Some of our strongest windstorms ever recorded were remnants of a typhoon in the western Pacific.
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 16 Nov '09 03:20 pm

 
  
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Hurricanes can and do occur in the Pacific ocean. The name 'hurricane' is really just a common named for a tropical cyclone. This type of storm is commonly called a cyclone, hurricane, or typhoon. And, if the strength of the storm is not too intense, we call them tropical depressions or tropical storms. It can all sound very confusing, but the answer is in the longitude where the storm occurs.
Answered by venkatesaldevarajan, 16 Nov '09 07:13 am

 
  
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Typhoon occurs in & around Japan & south East Asia.It is capable of taking away huge water column from sea to land & throw it there,causing great damages.Hurrcane occurs around northern part of American Continent in Atlantic/ or Pacific,blows wind that can cause damages to land & sea as well.So Typhoon generated develops a vertically upward motion in air & water while Hurricane creates a horizontal motion in air & water.
Answered by Santiranjan Pal, 16 Nov '09 07:10 am

 
  
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Typhoons are larger than hurricanes.
Answered by nargis bhambi, 16 Nov '09 12:27 am

 
  
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