Distributions of Extreme Winds in the United States

by H. C. S. Thom,

Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1961, Vol. 126, Issue 2, Pg. 450-462

Document Type: Journal Paper


Annual extreme wind speed data for airports in United States were corrected for anemometer type and reduced to standard 30 ft elevation; Fisher-Tippett Type II distribution was fitted, giving 0.50, 0.02, and 0.01 quantities; confidence intervals of 0.90 for quantile isolines and nomogram for conversion of quantiles to desired elevations are developed.

Subject Headings: Wind engineering | Wind speed | Airports and airfields | Measuring instruments | Standards and codes | Confidence intervals | United States

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