ACCORDING to views now generally accepted, extratropical cyclones are formed along surfaces of kinematical discontinuity between air-masses having different temperatures and moisture-contents, and during their growth they possess an asymmetrical structure. Recent studies1 of tropical cyclones show that they also have often a similar origin and structure.
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RAMANATHAN, K., MAL, S. A Laboratory Method of demonstrating the Formation of Fronts and Vortices when there is discontinuous Movement in a Fluid. Nature 127, 272 (1931). https://doi.org/10.1038/127272a0
Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences - Section A (1953)