Difference between a Typhoon and Hurricane

  1. Mark Johann profile image55
    Mark Johannposted 5 years ago

    In Asia, we call this disaster a typhoon but in America they call it hurricane.

    1. Quilligrapher profile image87
      Quilligrapherposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons are actually identical weather events that are known by different names in different parts of the world. This distinctive weather pattern is called a “hurricane” when it occurs in the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific. The same storm in the Northwest Pacific Ocean is referred to as a “typhoon” and in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean it is called a “cyclone.” {1}
      {1} http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/cyclone.html