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Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 957-969, 2017
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Research article
23 Jun 2017
Statistical characteristics of convective wind gusts in Germany
Susanna Mohr et al.
Interactive discussionStatus: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
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RC1: 'Thunderstorms', Giovanni Rodolfo Solari, 20 Feb 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
RC2: 'Interesting study with minor methodological flaws', Anonymous Referee #2, 01 Mar 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
AC1: 'Final author's comments', Susanna Mohr, 27 Apr 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by Editor) (29 Apr 2017) by Uwe Ulbrich  
AR by Susanna Mohr on behalf of the Authors (05 May 2017)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (30 May 2017) by Uwe Ulbrich  
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Short summary
Due to the small-scale and non-stationary nature of the convective wind gusts usually associated with thunderstorms, there is a considerable lack of knowledge regarding their characteristics and statistics. Thus, we investigated the temporal and spatial distribution, intensity, and return values of those wind events in Germany. The study constitutes a fundamental addition to an improved understanding of convective wind gusts and serves as basis for further risk assessments.
Due to the small-scale and non-stationary nature of the convective wind gusts usually associated...