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  • When the thunderstorms encounter the warm water of the Atlantic, they convert the heat energy into mechanical energy of the winds.
     
  • When the winds reach 70 miles per hour, the storm develops an eye which is surrounded by an eye wall: A hurricane is born.
     
  • The thunderstorms then travel west across the African continent, become better organised and rotate around each other.
     
  • The "easterly waves" create turbulent eddies, which develop into a cluster or thunderstorm.
     
  • Most hurricanes in the Atlantic begin as small atmospheric disturbances (so called "easterly waves").
     
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Wörterliste: hurricane

    • thunderstorm, thunderstorms(Nomen)
    • Definition:
      • storm with thunder and lightning
    • Übersetzung:
      • Gewitter
    • hurricane, hurricanes(Nomen)
    • Definition:
      • tropical storm
    • Übersetzung:
      • Wirbelsturm
    • eddy, eddies(Nomen)
    • Definition:
      • a current of air or water running back, or in an opposite direction to the main current
    • Übersetzung:
      • Wirbel
    • cluster, clusters(Nomen)
    • Definition:
      • group or bunch of something
    • Übersetzung:
      • Anhäufung
    • jet stream, jet streams(Nomen)
    • Definition:
      • air current
    • Übersetzung:
      • Strahlstrom
    • trigger(Verb)
    • Definition:
      • to initiate something
    • Übersetzung:
      • auslösen
    • rotate(Verb)
    • Definition:
      • to spin, turn, or revolve
    • Übersetzung:
      • drehen
 
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        cluster
        group or bunch of something
        rotate
        to spin, turn, or revolve
        trigger
        to initiate something
        hurricane
        tropical storm
        jet stream
        air current
        thunderstorm
        storm with thunder and lightning
        eddy
        a current of air or water running back, or in an opposite direction to the main current
         
         
         

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        cluster
        Anhäufung
        trigger
        auslösen
        eddy
        Wirbel
        hurricane
        Wirbelsturm
        jet stream
        Strahlstrom
        rotate
        drehen
        thunderstorm
        Gewitter
         
         
         

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        Gewitter
        storm with thunder and lightning
        drehen
        to spin, turn, or revolve
        Wirbelsturm
        tropical storm
        Strahlstrom
        air current
        Anhäufung
        group or bunch of something
        auslösen
        to initiate something
        Wirbel
        a current of air or water running back, or in an opposite direction to the main current
         
         
         
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