maximum gust

DOI: 10.3369/tethys.2013.10.04

Tethys no. 10 pp.: 35 - 44


The CCS (the Spanish Insurance Compensation Consortium) is the national agency that provides insurance coverage against weather events that involve an extraordinary risk. One of the extraordinary risks covered by the CCS refers to extraordinary wind, defined as wind with gusts exceeding 120 km h-1. For about two years, the operational procedure performed in AEMET (the Spanish Meteorological Agency) for estimating the areas with maximum wind gusts has been using the technique of universal kriging interpolation based on observational data.


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