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Wind Engineering: A Handbook for Structural Engineers by Henry Liu - University of Missouri—Columbia

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1High Winds and Severe Storms

1.1 Introduction

Most high winds are produced by severe storms such as hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms, downbursts, and so on. These storms contain not only high winds but also heavy rain and sometimes even hail. High moisture coupled with a warm surface air is conducive to severe storms. Some high winds such as the mountain downslope wind are caused by topographical effects rather than by severe storms. A brief discussion of various types of high winds is provided next.

1.2 Types of High Winds

Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones

Different names. Hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones, and so on are different names for the same type of severe storm occurring in different geographical regions. Those occurring in the ...

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