Typhoon vs. Hurricane
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Typhoon vs. Hurricane

Test your knowledge on the differences between typhoons and hurricanes, including their development regions and terminology. Learn about the unique characteristics of tropical cyclones in the Northwestern Pacific Basin and the northeast Pacific and northern Atlantic regions.

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What is the term for a tropical cyclone in the northeast Pacific and northern Atlantic?

Hurricane

In which region is the Regional Specialized Meteorological Center (RSMC) for tropical cyclone forecasts located?

Japan

What are the main requirements for typhoon formation and development?

High wind shear, low pressure center, low humidity, warm sea surface temperatures

Which country coordinates the main name list for tropical cyclones among 18 countries?

<p>Japan</p> Signup and view all the answers

In which ocean basin does the northwest Pacific region lie?

<p>Pacific Ocean</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the term for a tropical cyclone that develops between 180° and 100°E in the Northern Hemisphere?

<p>Typhoon</p> Signup and view all the answers

Where is the Regional Specialized Meteorological Center (RSMC) for tropical cyclone forecasts located?

<p>Japan</p> Signup and view all the answers

How many regions is the northern Pacific Ocean divided into for organizational purposes?

<p>Three</p> Signup and view all the answers

In which ocean basin does the northwest Pacific region lie?

<p>Pacific Ocean</p> Signup and view all the answers

In the northern Pacific, how are tropical cyclones referred to for organizational purposes?

<p>Eastern, central, and western</p> Signup and view all the answers

During which event did the 2023 Pacific typhoon season occur?

<p>El Niño event</p> Signup and view all the answers

How many named storms developed during the 2023 Pacific typhoon season?

<p>17</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which typhoon devastated the northern Philippines, Taiwan, and China in July, becoming the costliest typhoon on record to hit mainland China?

<p>Typhoon Doksuri</p> Signup and view all the answers

How many typhoons developed during the 2023 Pacific typhoon season?

<p>10</p> Signup and view all the answers

When did the season's first named storm, Sanvu, form?

<p>April 21</p> Signup and view all the answers

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