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  GUIDELINES FOR CONVERTING BETWEEN VARIOUS WIND AVERAGING PERIODS IN TROPICAL CYCLONE CONDITIONS WMO/TD-No. 1555    GUIDELINES FOR CONVERTING BETWEEN VARIOUS WIND AVERAGING PERIODS IN TROPICAL CYCLONE CONDITIONS by B. A. Harper 1 , J. D. Kepert 2  and J. D. Ginger 3  August 2010 1 BE (Hons), PhD (James Cook), Systems Engineering Australia Pty Ltd, Brisbane, Australia. 2 BSc (Hons) (Western Australia), MSc, PhD (Monash), Bureau of Meteorology, Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research, Melbourne, Australia. 3 BSc Eng (Peradeniya-Sri Lanka), MEngSc (Monash), PhD (Queensland), Cyclone Testing Station, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia.   © World Meteorological Organization, 2010 The right of publication in print, electronic and any other form and in any language is reserved by WMO. Short extracts from WMO publications may be reproduced without authorization, provided that the complete source is clearly indicated. Editorial correspondence and requests to publish, reproduce or translate these publication in part or in whole should be addressed to: Chairperson, Publications Board World Meteorological Organization (WMO) 7 bis, avenue de la Paix Tel.: +41 (0) 22 730 84 03 P.O. Box 2300 Fax: +41 (0) 22 730 80 40 CH-1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland E-mail: Publications@wmo.int NOTE The designations employed in WMO publications and the presentation of material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of WMO concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. Opinions expressed in WMO publications are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of WMO. The mention of specific companies or products does not imply that they are endorsed or recommended by WMO in preference to others of a similar nature which are not mentioned or advertised. This document (or report) is not an official publication of WMO and has not been subjected to its standard editorial procedures. The views expressed herein do not necessarily have the endorsement of the Organization.    Acknowledgements: The authors wish to thank Woodside Energy Ltd (Stan Stroud) and its project participants for  permission to present detailed Tropical Cyclone Orson  wind data, the photograph of North Rankin ‗A‘ and to quote example wind gust factor results. The Tropical Cyclone Orson  track plot is shown courtesy Australian Bureau of Meteorology. Thanks also to John Holmes (JDH Consulting) for valuable suggestions. Detailed comments on an earlier version of this report by Peter Black (NOAA/HRD), James Franklin (NOAA/NHC), Chris Letchford (TTU), Craig Miller (UWO) and Mark Powell (NOAA/HRD) were important in improving the study and are gratefully acknowledged. Comments received from three WMO-appointed reviewers were also valuable in finalising the document.
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