Articles | Volume 20, issue 5
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 1513–1531, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-20-1513-2020
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 1513–1531, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-20-1513-2020

Research article 29 May 2020

Research article | 29 May 2020

A methodology to conduct wind damage field surveys for high-impact weather events of convective origin

Oriol Rodríguez et al.

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Post-event damage assessment data are used to study the consequences of natural hazards, such as strong convective winds (i.e. tornadoes, downbursts). The information gathered during fieldwork can be used to characterize those events, which is necessary to build up and maintain robust and homogeneous databases of severe weather cases and high-impact weather events. Accordingly, a methodology to carry out damage surveys of strong-convective-wind events is presented in this article.
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