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Cyclonic storm over the East Siberian Sea

September 4th, 2008 Category: Snapshots

Cyclonic storm over the Siberian Sea - Image MosaicCyclonic storm over Siberian Sea

Cyclonic storm over the Siberian Sea - Image Mosaic

In meteorology, a cyclone is an area of low atmospheric pressure characterized by inward spiraling winds that rotate counter clockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern hemisphere of the Earth. The generic term covers a wide variety of low pressure areas.

The largest of the systems are cold core polar cyclones and extratropical cyclones which lie on the synoptic scale. Warm core cyclones such as tropical cyclones, mesocyclones, and polar lows lie within the smaller mesoscale. Subtropical cyclones are of intermediate size.

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