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Cyclonic rotation or circulation is movement in the same direction as the Earth's rotation, as opposed to anticyclonic rotation. The Coriolis effect causes cyclonic rotation to be in a counterclockwise direction in the northern hemisphere, and clockwise in the southern hemisphere.[1] A closed area of winds rotating cyclonically is known as a cyclone.

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  1. ^ Oblack, Rachelle. "Cyclonic Rotation". About.com. Retrieved 5 January 2013.

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