Tropical Cyclones and Hurricanes: Tropical Cyclogenesis

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Tropical cyclogenesis is the least understood phase of the tropical cyclone life cycle. This article provides an overview of the necessary large-scale conditions for tropical cyclone formation, the climatology and seasonality of tropical cyclone formation over different oceanic basins, as well as the theories and predictability of tropical cyclone formation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780123822260
ISBN (Print)9780123822253
StatePublished - 2015


  • Tropical cyclone formation
  • Tropical cyclone frequency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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