Hurricanes are the most violent storms on Earth. People call these storms by other names, such as typhoons or cyclones, depending on where they occur.
A hurricane is simply an advanced form of a tropical storm, which would have started out as a tropical depression over warm ocean waters. Find out more.
BBC Weather's Tomasz Schafernaker takes a look at the formation of Cape Verde-type hurricanes and where their energy comes from.
Aug 6, 2015
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Hurricanes are the most violent storms on Earth. They form near the equator over warm ocean waters. Actually, the term hurricane is used only for the large ...
Ingredients for Hurricane Formation
Hurricanes form when a precise set of weather conditions are met that cause a wind storm to develop sustained speeds of at least 74 miles per hour. Despite ...