Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Hurricane

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1116

Hurricanes occur in the eastern Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean. They are tropical cyclones with winds exceeding magnitude 12 (maximum wind speeds of 32.7 m/s). An eye is located at the centre of a hurricane. The smaller the centre is, the stronger and destructive it will be.

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