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Reduced drag coefficient for high wind speeds in tropical cyclones
The transfer of momentum between the atmosphere and the ocean is described in terms of the variation of wind speed with height and a drag coefficient that increases with sea surface roughness andExpand
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A Basin to Channel-Scale Unstructured Grid Hurricane Storm Surge Model Applied to Southern Louisiana
Abstract Southern Louisiana is characterized by low-lying topography and an extensive network of sounds, bays, marshes, lakes, rivers, and inlets that permit widespread inundation during hurricanes.Expand
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The HRD real-time hurricane wind analysis system
Abstract The HRD real-time wind analysis system is currently undergoing evaluation in the operational forecasting environment of the National Hurricane Center. The system is an object-oriented,Expand
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Wind and waves in extreme hurricanes
Waves breaking at the ocean surface are important to the dynamical, chemical and biological processes at the air-sea interface. The traditional view is that the white capping and aero-dynamicalExpand
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A Hurricane Boundary Layer and Wind Field Model for Use in Engineering Applications
This article examinesthe radial dependence of the height of the maximum wind speed in a hurricane, which is found to lower with increasing inertial stability (which in turn depends on increasing windExpand
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Boundary Layer Structure and Dynamics in Outer Hurricane Rainbands.
Abstract Results of hurricane boundary layer experiments conducted in outer rainbands of Hurricanes Josephine (1984) and Earl (1986) are presented. Comparisons of precipitation and kinematicExpand
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Hurricane hazard modeling: The past, present, and future
Hurricane hazard models have become a commonly used tool for assessing hurricane risk. The type of hurricane risk considered varies with the user and can be an economic risk, as in the case of theExpand
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Hurricane Andrew's Landfall in South Florida. Part I: Standardizing Measurements for Documentation of Surface Wind Fields
Abstract Hurricane Andrew's landfall in south Florida left a swath of destruction, including many failed anemometer recording systems. Extreme destruction led to exaggerated claims of the range ofExpand
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State of Florida hurricane loss projection model: Atmospheric science component
The State of Florida has developed an open, public model for the purpose of probabilistic assessment of risk to insured residential property associated with wind damage from hurricanes. The modelExpand
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Boundary Layer Structure and Dynamics in Outer Hurricane Rainbands. Part II: Downdraft Modification and Mixed Layer Recovery
Abstract Recent aircraft boundary layer measurements in the vicinity of principal hurricane rainbands have confirmed that convective downdrafts are capable of transporting cool, dry, low equivalentExpand
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