Directional Characteristics of Potentially Damaging Wind Gusts in the Southeast United States

@inproceedings{Martin2006DirectionalCO,
  title={Directional Characteristics of Potentially Damaging Wind Gusts in the Southeast United States},
  author={Jeff Martin and Charles Edward Konrad},
  year={2006}
}
Annual estimated storm damage in the United States is seven billion dollars. Much of that damage is caused by tree blowover that is induced by high wind gusts. The prevailing directions of these wind gusts dictate the zones around structures in which trees may potentially fall and cause damage. To gain a better understanding of hazardous wind gusts, this research examines the directional component of wind gusts in the Southeast United States. Regional patterns of wind gusts are identified and… CONTINUE READING