of the Dutch Navy writing on the subject, they prefer to place their feet in warm water.
They do not, however, confine themselves to the places of their origin, but, passing out of the tropics, sweep over large tracts of extra-tropical seas.
These circular gales are the great regulators, or balancewheels, as it were, of the atmospheric machine.
They arise in seasons of atmospheric disturbance, and seem necessary to the restoration of the atmospheric equilibrium.
In the East Indian and China seas, the cyclone is called a typhoon.
It prevails there with even more destructive effect than in the western hemisphere.
It takes its origin during the change of the monsoons.
Monsoons are periodical winds, which blow one half of the year from one direction—the north-east for example—and then change, and blow the other half of the year, from the opposite direction, the south-west.
When these monsoons are changing, there is great disturbance in the atmospheric equilibrium.
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