recurvature


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recurvature

[rē′kər·və·chər]
(meteorology)
With respect to the motion of severe tropical cyclones (hurricanes and typhoons), the change in direction from westward and poleward to eastward and poleward; such recurvature of the path frequently occurs as the storm moves into middle latitudes.
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