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Environmental
Thesaurus
cyclone
Definition

A storm characterized by the converging and rising giratory movement of the wind around a zone of low pressure (the eye) towards which it is violently pulled from a zone of high pressure. Its circulation is counterclockwise round the center in the northern hemisphere, clockwise in the southern hemisphere.

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Concept URL: http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept/1941