Tropical cyclones, also called hurricanes and typhoons, cause catastrophic damage when they strike land. When a cyclone’s fury unleashes on population centres, death, injury and wholesale destruction follow. This programme explores the life cycle of cyclones – how atmospheric conditions, ocean temperatures and the Earth’s rotation combine to create them, how they are driven by winds and eventually weaken after moving over land.
Production Year: 2017
Duration: 9 min
Series: Weather Hazards
Printable Resources: Yes
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