Sampling Errors in U. S. Extreme Wind Records

by Jon A. Peterka, Colorado State Univ, Fort Collins, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural and Geotechnical Reliability


A study of design level extreme wind speeds showed that sampling errors were the primary cause of station to station variability. A method for decreasing sampling errors in design wind specifications was successfully explored.

Subject Headings: Wind speed | Wind engineering | Wind forces | United States

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