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Question by Dude
Submitted on 11/19/2003
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How do typhoons form?


Answer by Crazy Farming Retard
Submitted on 1/12/2004
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Well, i dont really know...

 

Answer by Iced T
Submitted on 5/12/2004
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The Earth spinning.

 

Answer by David
Submitted on 6/10/2004
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Well, a typhoon, just like a hurricane and any other tropical cyclone, forms when many conditions are met. For example, there must be an area of low pressure that moves over warm (around 80 degrees F or more) water. If the upper-level winds, called shear, are not strong enough to rip up the thunderstorms, this low pressure will increase in strength. Officially, a low pressure becomes a tropical depression when it has a surface circulation and a good amount of thunderstorms that stay together for a long time. In the West Pacific, where tropical cyclones are called typhoons, these depressions have plenty of room and warm water to strengthen into typhoons. This is how they, and other tropical cyclones, form.

 

Answer by Drew
Submitted on 6/17/2004
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Well, a typhoon has symptoms these are  windy, and raining. Typhoons and Hurricanes are the same they just spin in opposite directions, they also form in water.

 

Answer by Riccardo
Submitted on 8/11/2004
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I love Julia


 

Answer by Jess
Submitted on 8/28/2004
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For a typhoon to form, warm ocean currents throughout a sufficient depth of about 50m are needed to fuel the heat engine of the typhoon. Also needed is a fast cooling atmosphere, but it's the thunderstorm activity which allows the heat stored in the oceans waters to be let out for the development of the typhoon to occur.

 

Answer by CAnCeRIaN
Submitted on 9/8/2004
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david u r soooo smart

 

Answer by Corn
Submitted on 9/20/2004
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god is
mad

 

Answer by J-Man
Submitted on 9/27/2004
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Typhoons are made from spinning clouds from the earth's spinning motion .
typhoons are form in the Pacific ocean. They are mostly formed in the eastern hemiphere

 

Answer by Billy Boy
Submitted on 11/17/2004
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Answer by Katie Case
Submitted on 12/16/2004
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hey this site is gay

 

Answer by whitney
Submitted on 12/20/2004
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  a typhoon's eye is very calm and has light winds, but right outside of it is the strongest winds of the typhoon

 

Answer by Master P
Submitted on 12/26/2004
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Typhoons are form over tropical oceans.

 

Answer by Big_Papi34
Submitted on 1/31/2005
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A Typhoon is the same thing as a hurricane except it has to be located in the Northwest Pacific Ocean west of the dateline. Typhoons and hurricanes are almost the same except a typhoon spins in the opposite direction of a hurricane. Typhoons usually occur over Japan in the Northwest Pacific Ocean. Typhoons only occur when the stage is set right. It has to deal with a low pressure system going over warm water which cause rain, high winds, etc. etc.

 

Answer by blah
Submitted on 2/11/2005
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are they produced by the moons gravity?

 

Answer by davo
Submitted on 2/22/2005
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well poo makes it


 

Answer by Affijojo
Submitted on 2/23/2005
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A typhoon forms where conditions are met.There must be a area of low pressure that forms over warm water the water must be 80 degress f or higher...and thats all we know about how typhoons are created. thank u and goodnight

 

Answer by titty
Submitted on 2/23/2005
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they form wen hi

 

Answer by as
Submitted on 3/22/2005
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you all suck

 

Answer by as
Submitted on 3/22/2005
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you all suck, exept for david.

 

Answer by bebo y lei
Submitted on 4/4/2005
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typhoons r made up just like hurricanes they both have water and they both destroy things and they r also calmed by the eye of the storm.

 

Answer by God
Submitted on 4/17/2005
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When your mom jumps in the water

 

Answer by Tristan
Submitted on 4/17/2005
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I dunno HOW WOULD I KNOW!!!!!!!!! look at Davids

 

Answer by lala
Submitted on 4/21/2005
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i have no clue

 

Answer by MONKEY
Submitted on 4/22/2005
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YO MAMA

 

Answer by jkydch
Submitted on 4/27/2005
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hi, how are you today. i am very very great this afternoon. hope to see you some time later. goodbye.

 

Answer by FUNGUSMUNGUS
Submitted on 5/2/2005
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A typhoon is a typhoon

 

Answer by zach
Submitted on 5/4/2005
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Thanks for all the info guys. helped me out with a huge report. so thanks again fellas!

 

Answer by buttfukka
Submitted on 5/4/2005
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it just happens

 

Answer by a;sdlkfja;lsdkfj
Submitted on 5/10/2005
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Well, a typhoon, just like a hurricane and any other tropical cyclone, forms when many conditions are met. For example, there must be an area of low pressure that moves over warm (around 80 degrees F or more) water. If the upper-level winds, called shear, are not strong enough to rip up the thunderstorms, this low pressure will increase in strength. Officially, a low pressure becomes a tropical depression when it has a surface circulation and a good amount of thunderstorms that stay together for a long time. In the West Pacific, where tropical cyclones are called typhoons, these depressions have plenty of room and warm water to strengthen into typhoons. This is how they, and other tropical cyclones, form.

 

Answer by MeMe
Submitted on 5/11/2005
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Typhoons only happen over by the chinese seas they are just like hurricanes except they are located different

 

Answer by nmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnmn
Submitted on 5/15/2005
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hoo cares?

 

Answer by mnmnmnmn
Submitted on 5/17/2005
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who give a stuff well i know so call me on...........to find out the answer well its to do with the earth they form by .................................................................................................................................................................................. can't be bothered to put in the rest so go on another site

 

Answer by jussySDA
Submitted on 6/8/2005
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it is formed just like any other storm, by weather!!

 

Answer by Amazin Guy
Submitted on 7/23/2005
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well first this is what is needed 1.   Warm ocean waters (of at least 26.5C [80F]) throughout a sufficient depth (unknown how deep, but at least on the order of 50 m [150 ft]). Warm waters are necessary to fuel the heat engine of the tropical cyclone.
2.   An atmosphere which cools fast enough with height such that it is potentially unstable to moist convection. It is the thunderstorm activity which allows the heat stored in the ocean waters to be liberated for the tropical cyclone development.
3.   Relatively moist layers near the mid-troposphere (5 km [3 mi]). Dry mid levels are not conducive for allowing the continuing development of widespread thunderstorm activity.
4.   A minimum distance of at least 500 km [300 mi] from the equator. For tropical cyclogenesis to occur, there is a requirement for non-negligible amounts of the Coriolis force to provide for near gradient wind balance to occur. Without the Coriolis force, the low pressure of the disturbance cannot be maintained.
5.   A pre-existing near-surface disturbance with sufficient vorticity and convergence. Tropical cyclones cannot be generated spontaneously. To develop, they require a weakly organized system with sizable spin and low level inflow.
6.   Low values (less than about 10 m/s [20 kts 23 mph]) of vertical wind shear between the surface and the upper troposphere. Vertical wind shear is the magnitude of wind change with height. Large values of vertical wind shear disrupt the incipient tropical cyclone and can prevent genesis, or, if a tropical cyclone has already formed, large vertical shear can weaken or destroy the tropical cyclone by interfering with the organization of deep convection around the cyclone center.

 

Answer by WXGUY
Submitted on 8/1/2005
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I don't think so there, Drew.  You are thinking of things spinning in opposite directions in the Northern vs Southern hemisphere.  Thus, a hurricane off the coast of Florida would spin counter-clockwise, wereas a typhoon off the west coast of Australia would spin clockwise.  A typhoon hitting China would spin counter-clockwise, just as the Florida hurricane.

Call me out if I'm wrong.

 

Answer by Girly Girl
Submitted on 9/14/2005
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Why is it usually hot after a typhoon has occurred?

 

Answer by Andria
Submitted on 9/21/2005
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Cause I said so
Yup, it's true

 

Answer by brianna
Submitted on 9/23/2005
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who knows?

 

Answer by jock strap
Submitted on 9/27/2005
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If the upper-level winds,called shear, are not strong enough to rip up the thunderstorms, this low pressure will increase in strength

 

Answer by lcmasoccer18
Submitted on 10/5/2005
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Answer by MrHoops
Submitted on 10/26/2005
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a typhoon forms when an area of low pressure that moves over about 80 degrees F (or more) water. When the top winds which are scientifically  called shear, are not strong enough to cause a thunderstorm,  low pressure is created and in turn will increase in power. Some fundamental Einstein laws tell us why a typhoon spins. All of this because...GRAVITY IS KING!!!

 

Answer by bob
Submitted on 11/1/2005
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don't know

 

Answer by liv
Submitted on 11/3/2005
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what i would really like to know is how a thypoon really develops and what conditions have to be pressent for one to form. what tecnology is used to prodict a typhoon?

 

Answer by l.o.v.e.
Submitted on 11/13/2005
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they form when two fronts (i think cold and warm) hit together. it forms at the edge of these. but im not THAT sure...

 

Answer by Nikkers
Submitted on 11/16/2005
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Because the cold and warm water meet and start spinnin counter clock wise and make a twister type form

 

Answer by me,myself and i
Submitted on 2/1/2006
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well, a typhoon has symptoms these are windy, and raining. Typhoons and Hurricanes are the same they just spin in opposite directions, they also form in water

 

Answer by dude
Submitted on 2/8/2006
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kno clue???

 

Answer by bob
Submitted on 2/15/2006
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2?2=duck

 

Answer by kate
Submitted on 2/15/2006
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hurricanes have more boogers than typhoons and typhoons fart more than cyclones

 

Answer by typhoon master
Submitted on 3/14/2006
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no that is all wrong they form just like a tornado

 

Answer by laci
Submitted on 4/4/2006
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you stink

 

Answer by cool cat
Submitted on 4/17/2006
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hello is any one their?

 

Answer by Smartty!
Submitted on 4/30/2006
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god david ur lik a genius or somting lik tat!! So whats da difference betwen a typhoon and a hurricane?

 

Answer by jala
Submitted on 5/17/2006
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everyone here sucks

 

Answer by mia
Submitted on 5/25/2006
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when the volcano erupts,the water create a tidal wave and it hits the cities,buildings,and etc.

 

Answer by jj
Submitted on 9/1/2006
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there are elovution surrounding us the sun is going to fall and i need GRAPE DRINK

 

Answer by tifhwoal1
Submitted on 9/5/2006
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poopy scoopy

 

Answer by jock from another world
Submitted on 10/20/2006
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well typhoons are very cool and if you didnt know that than u r realy dum

 

Answer by lucas
Submitted on 10/30/2006
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hahah lol

 

Answer by ur all gay
Submitted on 10/31/2006
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hey i just want to say i think all u guys r pretty worthless life forms

 

Answer by aellen
Submitted on 11/1/2006
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you all are odd

 

Answer by barney
Submitted on 11/16/2006
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My name is fred and I want my cookie.10+1=94 uh im stupid blah blah blah.peaches are good but i leke cookienuts better.My real name is fred flanders chocola and i like pie.

                    Thank you
                          for your time

 

Answer by glam
Submitted on 11/19/2006
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typhoons are caused by warm waters, moisture, and inward spiraling winds.  developing typhoons gather heat and energy through contact with warm ocean waters, plus moisture by evaporating from the sea surface powering them like giant heat engines.

 

Answer by siddhi
Submitted on 12/8/2006
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i really don't know what a typhoon is as me myself is finding for the meaning of TYPHOON

 

Answer by caitiegirl
Submitted on 1/5/2007
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hey, i am doing a project on typhoons. Give me all the info you know

 

Answer by Greg
Submitted on 1/11/2007
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I dont know where i am at right now i am a bit lost my fingers are moving without my consent I need Laid

 

Answer by soccer27
Submitted on 1/14/2007
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When warm air collides with cold air they spin in a counter clockwise direction until the winds get stronger forming a Typhoon. ;)

 

Answer by dont hate
Submitted on 1/22/2007
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welllllllllllll

 

Answer by roel jl a. de jesus
Submitted on 2/12/2007
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if the two strong wind was emmit and have a strong force

 

Answer by Anonomous
Submitted on 2/26/2007
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????????????????????????

 

Answer by Fat Daddy
Submitted on 3/18/2007
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I don't know,"How do typhoons start?"


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Answer by Big Daddy
Submitted on 4/16/2007
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i think typhoons are formed over land like a tornado

 

Answer by Niky
Submitted on 4/22/2007
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i think this is very very sucy. and very very very very pointless
-Nicky

 

Answer by domi
Submitted on 5/22/2007
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a typhoon forms by something over the water causing something

 

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