Estimation of Surface Wind Speeds in Tropical Cyclones

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  • 1 Florida State University
  • 2 USAF, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
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The surface wind-speed reports in tropical cyclones given by aircraft-reconnaissance observers are based almost exclusively on state-of-sea observations. The reliability of wind estimates prepared in this manner is considered along with some of the practical difficulties involved in making observations from reconnaissance aircraft.

The surface wind-speed reports in tropical cyclones given by aircraft-reconnaissance observers are based almost exclusively on state-of-sea observations. The reliability of wind estimates prepared in this manner is considered along with some of the practical difficulties involved in making observations from reconnaissance aircraft.

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