Observations of tropical cyclone winds in marine exposure

Ian M. Giammanco, John L. Schroeder

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Abstract

The development and deployment of Texas Tech University's StickNet adaptive observing network has yielded an increased number of observations from the immediate shoreline [1]. The current study leverages research grade wind measurements from 6 different landfalling tropical cyclones from 2008-2012. Twenty-four individual deployments were made along the immediate shoreline resulting in over 1500 ten-minute data segments from onshore marine exposure regimes. The number of available data segments allowed for the wind flow characteristics to be examined as well as their dependence upon changing mean wind speed. Gust factors were found to be quite similar to overland open and smooth terrain exposures while roughness lengths and drag coefficient values approached those observed in deep water conditions [2][3].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication12th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering 2013, ACWE 2013
Subtitle of host publicationWind Effects on Structures, Communities, and Energy Generation
Pages984-1000
Number of pages17
StatePublished - 2013
Event12th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering 2013: Wind Effects on Structures, Communities, and Energy Generation, ACWE 2013 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Jun 16 2013Jun 20 2013

Publication series

Name12th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering 2013, ACWE 2013: Wind Effects on Structures, Communities, and Energy Generation
Volume2

Conference

Conference12th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering 2013: Wind Effects on Structures, Communities, and Energy Generation, ACWE 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period06/16/1306/20/13

Keywords

  • Drag coefficient
  • Gust factors
  • Hurricanes
  • Observations
  • Roughness length
  • Wind

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