Articles | Volume 21, issue 3
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-861-2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-861-2021
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05 Mar 2021
Research article |  | 05 Mar 2021

Simulating synthetic tropical cyclone tracks for statistically reliable wind and pressure estimations

Kees Nederhoff, Jasper Hoek, Tim Leijnse, Maarten van Ormondt, Sofia Caires, and Alessio Giardino

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Short summary
The design of coastal protection affected by tropical cyclones is often based solely on the analysis of historical tropical cyclones (TCs). The simulation of numerous synthetic TC tracks based on historical data can overcome this limitation. In this paper, a new method for the generation of synthetic TC tracks is proposed, called the Tropical Cyclone Wind Statistical Estimation Tool (TCWiSE). TCWiSE can simulate thousands of tracks and wind fields in any oceanic basin based on any data source.
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