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Alternative Metrics of Tropical Cyclone Impact

Publications and Presentations:

Powell, M. D. and T. A. Reinhold, 2009: New Scales for the Destructive Potential of Tropical Cyclones The paper will be presented at the U.S.-Japan Task Committee Conference on wind engineering.

Powell, Mark D., Eric Uhlhorn, and Jeffrey D. Kepert, 2008 : "Estimating Maximum DSurface Winds from Hurricane Reconnaissance Measurements", Wea. Forecasting,(in press)

Powell, M. D. and T. A. Reinhold, 2007: Tropical cyclone destructive potential by integrated kinetic energy. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 87, 513-526.

Robert Simpson and Herbert Saffir, 2007: Comments on "Tropical Cyclone Destructive Potential by Integrated Kinetic Energy". BAMS, 88, Issue 11 (November 2007) pp. 1799-1800

Powell, M. D. and T. A. Reinhold, 2007: Response to comment by R. Simpson and H. Saffir on "Tropical cyclone destructive potential by integrated kinetic energy". BAMS, 88, 1800-1801.

Lakshmi Kantha, 2008: Comments "Tropical Cyclone Destructive Potential by Integrated Kinetic Energy". BAMS, 89, Issue 2 (February 2008) pp. 219-221

Powell, M. D. and T. A. Reinhold, 2008: Response to comment by L. Kantha on "Tropical cyclone destructive potential by integrated kinetic energy". BAMS, 89, in press.

S. A. Hsu, Brian W. Blanchard, 2007: Comments on "Tropical Cyclone Destructive Potential by Integrated Kinetic Energy" by Powell and Reinhold, 2008 early online release, posted April 2008

Powell, M. D. and T. A. Reinhold, 2008: Response to comment by S. A. Hsu and B. W. Blanchard on "Tropical cyclone destructive potential by integrated kinetic energy". BAMS, 89, submitted.

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IKE time series and forecasts: Under construction Latest evaluation results: Changes in IKE relationships after testing during the 2007 Hurricane season H*Wind archive:

H*Wind archive(note IKE calculations are only available starting in 2007)

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