Reply to: Kerr, A., 2000. Journal of Coastal Research, 16(2), 494-495. Discussion of: Hsu, S.A. and Yan, Z., 1998. A note on the radius of maximum wind for hurricanes. Journal of Coastal Research, 14(2), 667-668.

  • S. A. Hsu


When a tropical storm approaches the U.S. coastline, a reasonable estimate of the radius of maximum wind, R, is a useful parameter for a variety of applications. Values of R found in the open literature vary between 40-50 km. The purpose of this brief Technical Communication was to determine a more specific R with regard to the hurricane classification (i.e., the Saffir/Simpson scale).
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