HURRECON is a simple meteorological model that estimates hurricane surface wind speed and direction based on the track, size, and intensity of a hurricane and the surface type (land or water). The model also estimates Fujita-scale wind damage as a function of peak 1/4 mile wind speed and wind gust factor. Estimates can be generated for a single site or a rectangular region. The model is based on published empirical studies of many hurricanes. HURRECON can be used to study the impacts of individual hurricanes or to reconstruct the hurricane disturbance regime for a particular region. For more information on the most recent version of the model please see the published paper (Boose, E. R., K. E. Chamberlin and D. R. Foster. 2001. Landscape and regional impacts of hurricanes in New England. Ecological Monographs 71: 27-48). Additional information is contained in the documentation that accompanies the program.
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