A regionally specific name for a strong tropical cyclone. The term hurricane applies in the North Atlantic Ocean, the Northeast Pacific Ocean east of the dateline, or the South Pacific Ocean east of 160E.
Other terms for the same type of storm, a strong tropical cyclone, include typhoon (in the Northwest Pacific Ocean west of the dateline), severe tropical cyclone (in the Southwest Pacific Ocean west of 160E or Southeast Indian Ocean east of 90E), severe cyclonic storm (the North Indian Ocean) and tropical cyclone (in Southwest Indian Ocean).
The word hurricance is derived from Hurican, the Carib god of evil, who in turn was derived from the Mayan god Hurakan, one of their creator gods, who blew his breath across the Chaotic water and brought forth dry land and later destroyed the men of wood with a great storm and flood.
- Hurricane supplies kit
small canister, ABC type Tube tent Pliers Tape Compass Matches in a waterproof container Aluminum foil Plastic storage containers Signal flare Paper, pencil Needles, thread Medicine dropper Shut-off wrench, to turn off household gas and water Whistle Plastic sheeting Map of the area (for locating shelters) 1 2 Next
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- Hybridization, fluorescent in situ
An important molecular cytogenetic method for identifying chromosomes and parts of chromosomes, deciphering chromosome rearrangements, and locating genes on chromosomes. “Fluorescent” means emitting light that comes from a reaction within the emitter. “In situ” refers to the fact that this techniques is done with the chromosomes, cells or tissue in place (in situ) on a […]
- Hybridization, in situ
The use of a DNA or RNA probe to detect the complementary sequence. In situ hybridization is like all nucleic acid hybridization in being a technique in which single-stranded nucleic acids (DNA or RNA) are permitted to interact so that complexes, or hybrids, are formed by molecules with sufficiently similar, complementary sequences. Through nucleic acid […]
- Hybridization, nucleic acid
DNA-DNA (DNA can be rendered single-stranded by heat denaturation), DNA-RNA or RNA-RNA. In situ hybridization involves hybridizing a labelled nucleic acid (often labelled with a fluorescent dye) to suitably prepared cells or histological sections. This is used particularly to look for specific transcription or localization of genes to specific chromosomes via fluorescent in situ hybridization […]