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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 7 | Page No.: 1249-1255
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2008.1249.1255
 
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Tropical Cyclone Wind Characteristics for the Bangladesh Coast Using Monte Carlo Simulation

Tanveerul Islam and Richard E. Peterson

Abstract:
The aim of this study is to understand the characteristics of landfalling tropical cyclones along the coast of Bangladesh by estimating the maximum wind speed and the maximum surge height in different locations during cyclone landfall. Using the Monte Carlo simulation procedure, 1000 simulated storms are generated for each site based on the historical inputs. The modified Holland wind field model is used to obtain the horizontal winds. A simple bathystrophic storm surge model is used in the simulation that gives maximum surge height for the locations to be struck by a simulated storm. Finally, the return periods of maximum wind speeds at different locations are calculated which provide the design wind speed for structures in coastal areas. The wind, surge and return period information can be utilized in different mitigation measures against tropical cyclones in Bangladesh such as devising a standard building code for the coastal areas and to improve the basic wind speed map of Bangladesh.
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Tanveerul Islam and Richard E. Peterson , 2008. Tropical Cyclone Wind Characteristics for the Bangladesh Coast Using Monte Carlo Simulation. Journal of Applied Sciences, 8: 1249-1255.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2008.1249.1255

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2008.1249.1255

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