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Answered 2009-10-28 18:57:53

The Coriolis effect actually stops any hurricane or cyclone from crossing the equator. It's like a "Coriolis barrier", if you will.

Hurricanes and typhoons are essentially "heat transfer" effects and almost continuously move AWAY from the equator, to the north or south.

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If a cyclone or hurricane begins in the southern hemisphere and moves to the northern hemisphere does the Coriolis Effect cause the cyclone to switch the direction that it is spinning?

No.


What direction is the Coriolis effect in the northern and southern hemisphere?

In the Northern hemisphere, the direction is clockwise... In the Southern, it turns anti-clockwise.


In which direction does the coriolis effect cause currents in the northern hemisphere to turn?

it's to the right.


What is a coriolis in a hurricane?

This is the effect of the spinning earth on the axis. It cause Tropical storms to rotate anti clockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern hemisphere. It also causes the track of the Hurricane to bend to the right in the northern hemisphere and left in the southern hemisphere.


What direction does a hurricane spin in the northern hemisphere?

Low pressure systems such as hurricanes spin counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere.


What would be the direction of the deflection knowing that the body can be affected by coriolis force?

Right in the northern hemisphere, left in the southern hemisphere.


What direction do the ocean currents move in the southern hemisphere?

The Coriolis effect holds that because the Earth is spinning, surfacewaters move in a clockwise direction in the Northern Hemisphere and in acounterclockwise direction in the Southern Hemisphere.


What direction does a hurricane spin?

Hurricane is the term used for a tropical cyclone in the Americas, or the northern hemisphere. All cyclones in the northern hemisphere spin in an anti-clockwise direction, whether they are hurricanes, or typhoons (the term for tropical cyclones in Asian waters).Cyclones in the southern hemisphere spin clockwise.This is due to the Coriolis Force, which is caused by the Earth's rotation. The Earth spins faster at the equator than at the poles. Low pressure is due to areas of rising air, which then start to spin counter-clockwise due to the Coriolis Force. High pressure is tied to sinking air, which the Coriolis Force turns the air clockwise in the northern hemisphere, where hurricanes occur.


Which way does the Coriolis effect deflect objects in the Northern Hemisphere?

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Can a hurricane spin in a different direction?

If it is in the northern hemisphere it will spin counterclockwise. If it is in the southern hemisphere it will spin clockwise.


Do hurricanes spin in different directions in the northern hemisphere then the southern hemisphere?

Yes, hurricanes of the northern hemisphere spin in a different direction to cyclones of the southern hemisphere.Hurricane is the term used for a cyclone in the Americas, or the northern hemisphere. All cyclones in the northern hemisphere spin in an anti-clockwise direction, whether they are hurricanes, or typhoons (the term for cyclones in Asian waters). Cyclones in the southern hemisphere spin clockwise.This is due to the Coriolis Force, which is caused by the Earth's rotation. The Earth spins faster at the equator than the poles. Low pressure is due to areas of rising air, which then start to spin counter-clockwise due to the Coriolis Force. High pressure is tied to sinking air, which the Coriolis Force turns the air clockwise in the northern hemisphere, where hurricanes occur.


Does the direction of the hurricane depend on the hemisphere where the hurricane occurs?

Yes. Hurricanes (generically called tropical cyclones) rotate counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern hemisphere.


At which location does the coriolis force have the least effect on wind?

The Coriolis effect has the least effect on winds in equatorial regions and the most effect on winds in polar regions. Coriolis effect deflects winds to the right of their initial direction in the northern hemisphere and left of their initial direction in the southern hemisphere.


Is the direction of a hurricane always counterclockwise or clockwise?

Tropical cyclones (the generic term for hurricanes and similar storms) rotate counterclockwise when they occur in the northern hemisphere and clockwise when they occur in the southern hemisphere. Since the term hurricane applies to a tropical cyclone in the northern hemisphere, a hurricane will always rotate counter clockwise. However, aside from the direction of rotation there is no real difference between northern and southern hemisphere tropical cyclones.


Which direction do the winds around a hurricane travel?

Since a hurricane is, by definition, a tropical cyclone in the northern hemisphere, winds in a hurricane rotate counterclockwise. Equivalent storms in the southern hemisphere have clockwise winds.


Winds circulate around a tropical storm or hurricane in which direction in the Northern Hemisphere?

COUNTER-CLOCKWISE


Does a hurricane rotate in a counter clockwise direction?

Hurricanes in the northern hemisphere rotate counterclockwise. Their counterparts in the southern hemisphere rotate clockwise.


What happens to a wind blowing toward the south in the northern hemisphere?

When this happens, the Coriolis effect changes the direction of the wind to slightly to the right.


This effect causes winds to turn westward in the lower northern hemisphere?

Coriolis or Coriolis effect


How will a wind blowing to the south in the northern hemisphere be affected by the corioils effect?

The Coriolis effect influences wind direction around the world in this way: in the Northern Hemisphere it curves winds to the right; in the Southern Hemisphere it curves them left. ... In these systems there is a balance between the Coriolis effect and the pressure gradient force and the winds flow in reverse.


Why water sinks in antyclock wise direction in northen hemispear?

It is a thing called the Coriolis effect. The Coriolis effect is an observed reversal in spin of "things" like water, storm systems, etc. (Toilets in the Northern Hemisphere spin in the opposite direction of those in the Southern) To better understand this effect, observe global weather patterns. High and Low pressure systems in the Northern hemisphere spin Clockwise and Counterclockwise, respectively. It is the opposite in the Southern Hemisphere, because of Earth's direction of rotation. This is the Coriolis Effect.


What direction does a hurricane spin in the southern hemisphere?

Hurricanes spin clockwise in the Southern hemisphere. Hurricanes in the Northern hemisphere spin counterclockwise. Hurricanes in the Southern hemisphere are called cyclones.


What influences wind direction?

Wind flows from areas of higher pressure to areas of lower pressure. The Coriolis effect influences wind direction by deflecting its path to the right in the Northern hemisphere and to the left in the Southern hemisphere.


In what direction does a hurricane rotate?

Counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise inthe southern hemisphere, though they are more often called cyclones in the latter.


What does the coriolis effect do to winds in the northern hemisphere?

In the Northern Hemisphere winds spiral to the right; while in the southern hemisphere winds spiral to the left.


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