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Title: Estimates of hurricane winds for the East and Gulf Coasts of the United States
Authors: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Keywords: Hurricane
Monte Carlo simulation
Storm center
Storm decay
Wind speed distributions
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Coastal engineering technical note ; CETN-I-36.
Description: Technical note
BACKGROUND: Extreme hurricane wind speeds cannot be predicted by extrapolating annual wind speed distributions. Also, most locations have insufficient historical hurricane data to predict hurricane wind speed distributions. Therefore, Batts, et. al. (1980) estimated hurricane winds indirectly from statistical distributions of hurricane climatological characteristics and a mathematical model of the hurricane wind speed field. The mathematical model relates the climatological characteristics to the maximum wind speeds. The model takes into account the position of the storm center relative to the point of interest, storm decay, wind speed reduction over land due to friction, and the effects of time averaging.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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