A Hurricane By Many Other Names International Hurricane Glazing Standards and Systems Come of Age

Hurricane, typhoon or cyclone—three terms for the same storm event, depending on its location in the world. In the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and east of the International Date Line in the northern Pacific, the term used is “hurricane.” West of the International Date Line in the northern Pacific Ocean it’s “typhoon,” and in the far southwest Pacific Ocean and in the Indian Ocean it’s “cyclone.”

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