Journal of East China Normal University(Natural Science) ›› 2021, Vol. 2021 ›› Issue (2): 1-11.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1000-5641.2021.02.001

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The distribution of peak wind speeds induced by typhoons along the coasts of the Changjiang Estuary and Hangzhou Bay

Lu LI1,2,*(), Xiaotao DU1,2   

  1. 1. Shanghai Water Engineering Design and Research Institute Co. Ltd., Shanghai 200061, China
    2. Shanghai Engineering Research Center of Coastal Zones, Shanghai 200061, China
  • Received:2020-03-02 Online:2021-03-25 Published:2021-04-01
  • Contact: Lu LI


In this study, four typical typhoons that significantly affected Shanghai were selected based on their respective intensity and the water level along the Shanghai Coast. The RMW (Radius of Maximum Winds) formula, moreover, was determined using in-situ data from recent typhoons. The typhoon model was built and validated using in-situ wind speeds from the four typhoons selected. The peak wind speed and the forward peak wind speed along the Shanghai Coast were calculated, case by case, during all typhoons over the period from 1949 to 2014 as well as the four typical typhoons selected. Finally, the range and distribution of the peak (forward peak) wind speed were quantitatively studied.

Key words: Shanghai Coast, typhoon, peak wind speed

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