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Volume 16, issue 3 | Copyright
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 705-717, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-16-705-2016
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Research article 11 Mar 2016

Research article | 11 Mar 2016

Maximum wind radius estimated by the 50 kt radius: improvement of storm surge forecasting over the western North Pacific

Hiroshi Takagi and Wenjie Wu
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We proposed an Rmax estimation method based on the radius of the 50 knot wind (R50). The data obtained during the passage of strong typhoons by a meteorological station network in the Japanese archipelago enabled us to derive the following simple formula, Rmax = 0.23 R50. The proposed method is expected to increase the reliability of storm surge prediction and contribute to disaster risk management, particularly in the western North Pacific.
We proposed an Rmax estimation method based on the radius of the 50 knot wind (R50). The data...
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