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LC control 85139165
LC classificationHV635.5 HV636 Emergency management
QC948 Meteorology
Topical headingTyphoons
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See alsoCyclones
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Scope noteHere are entered works on strong tropical cyclones of the northwestern Pacific Ocean.
Subject example tracingNotes under Cyclones; Storms
Found inBritannica online, June 2, 2011 (typhoon: local name in the western North Pacific region for a large tropical cyclone)
Encyc. of world climatology, c2005: p. 751 (if the maximum sustained winds at the surface are 33 m s⁻¹ (65 knots) or greater, a tropical cyclone is classified as a hurricane in the western hemisphere (i.e. over the Atlantic Ocean and the eastern and central North Pacific Oceans), as a typhoon over the western Pacific Ocean, and as a severe cyclone over the Indian Ocean)
NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic & Meteorological Lab. WWW site, June 2, 2011: hurricane FAQ > A1, what is a hurricane, typhoon, or tropical cyclone? (the terms "hurricane" and "typhoon" are regionally specific names for a strong "tropical cyclone"; if winds reach 33 m/s (64 kt, 74 mph), then they are called: ... "typhoon" (the Northwest Pacific Ocean west of the dateline) ... [and other terms in other oceanic regions])