Sampling Errors in Estimation of Extreme Hurricane Winds

by Martin E. Batts, (A.M.ASCE),
Emil Simiu, (M.ASCE),
Martin R. Cordes,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1980, Vol. 106, Issue 10, Pg. 2111-2115

Document Type: Journal Paper


Hurricane wind speeds corresponding to various probabilities of occurrence at any given site are currently estimated using Russell.s procedure a detailed description of which may be found. In this procedure, information on hurricane wind speeds is obtained indirectly from: 1) Statistical information on the climatological characteristics of hurricanes; and 2) a physical model of the hurricane wind field, that describes the dependence of hurricane wind speeds at any given point upon these climatiological characteristics.

Subject Headings: Hurricanes, typhoons, and cyclones | Wind speed | Errors (statistics) | Climates | Probability | Statistics | Physical models

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