• Geology
  • Published 1998

A Note on the Radius of Maximum Wind for Hurricanes

@inproceedings{Hsu1998ANO,
  title={A Note on the Radius of Maximum Wind for Hurricanes},
  author={S. A. Hsu and Zhongde Yan},
  year={1998}
}
Studies of wind waves in the shallow water require the input of deep water wave characteristics. Under hurricane conditions, a parameter called the radius of maximum wind, R, is needed for deep water wave generation. Although literature states that the typical value of R is either 40 or 50 km, it has not been quantified. This brief note is to provide the R values as a function of the Saffir/Simpson hurricane classification. On the basis of 59 hurricanes from 1893 through 1979 affecting the U.S… CONTINUE READING

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