Articles | Volume 23, issue 6
Review article
16 Jun 2023
Review article |  | 16 Jun 2023

Review article: A European perspective on wind and storm damage – from the meteorological background to index-based approaches to assess impacts

Daniel Gliksman, Paul Averbeck, Nico Becker, Barry Gardiner, Valeri Goldberg, Jens Grieger, Dörthe Handorf, Karsten Haustein, Alexia Karwat, Florian Knutzen, Hilke S. Lentink, Rike Lorenz, Deborah Niermann, Joaquim G. Pinto, Ronald Queck, Astrid Ziemann, and Christian L. E. Franzke


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on nhess-2022-159', Anonymous Referee #1, 11 Jul 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on nhess-2022-159', Anonymous Referee #2, 06 Jan 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (20 Mar 2023) by Christian Ohlwein
AR by Christian Franzke on behalf of the Authors (21 Mar 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (06 Apr 2023) by Christian Ohlwein
AR by Christian Franzke on behalf of the Authors (07 Apr 2023)
Short summary
Wind and storms are a major natural hazard and can cause severe economic damage and cost human lives. Hence, it is important to gauge the potential impact of using indices, which potentially enable us to estimate likely impacts of storms or other wind events. Here, we review basic aspects of wind and storm generation and provide an extensive overview of wind impacts and available indices. This is also important to better prepare for future climate change and corresponding changes to winds.
Final-revised paper