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24
SEP
2018

Hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones

What’s the difference between a hurricane and a typhoon? What is a cyclone? How about a tropical storm? Well, there are really just two things you need to know. Tropical depressions, tropical storms, hurricanes, typhoons, and cyclones all refer to the same weathe...
19
JUL
2018

Wind codes around the world

Local governments usually have ultimate authority over local building codes. Nonetheless, with the exception of a few areas with very unique wind environments (New York City’s urban canyons and Miami’s hurricane-prone beach fronts, for example), most local building codes are...
22
JAN
2018

ULA partners with CPP Wind Consultants for safe rocket launches

The idea of wind tunnel testing for space launch vehicles might bring to mind a rocket roaring through the atmosphere as it propels its payload into Earth’s orbit or beyond. The wind tunnel testing we are referring to, known as atmospheric boundary layer wind tunnel testing,...
27
APR
2014

What is wind speed?

It’s a simple question, right? In a thunderstorm, television weather reporters might speak about sustained winds of 50 kilometers per hour (31 mph) with gusts as high as 100 (62 mph). And to coastal residents, the difference in wind speed between a tropical storm and a Category...