Articles | Volume 21, issue 4
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1313–1322, 2021
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1313–1322, 2021
Research article
29 Apr 2021
Research article | 29 Apr 2021

Extreme wind return periods from tropical cyclones in Bangladesh: insights from a high-resolution convection-permitting numerical model

Hamish Steptoe and Theodoros Economou

Data sets

Bangladesh - Tropical Cyclone Historical Catalogue H. Steptoe, N.Savage, S. Sadri, K. Salmon, Z. Maalick, and S. Webster

Model code and software

MetOffice/IKI-Oasis-Bangladesh H. Steptoe


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Short summary
We use high-resolution computer simulations of tropical cyclones to investigate extreme wind speeds over Bangladesh. We show that some northern provinces, up to 200 km inland, may experience conditions equal to or exceeding a very severe cyclonic storm event with a likelihood equal to coastal regions less than 50 km inland. We hope that these kilometre-scale hazard maps facilitate one part of the risk assessment chain to improve local ability to make effective risk management decisions.
Final-revised paper