Discussion on the wind climate of Kuwait and Dubai
Wood, Graeme S. & Mason, Matthew S. (2004) Discussion on the wind climate of Kuwait and Dubai. In 11th Australasian Wind Engineering Society Workshop, 2004, Darwin, NT.
Historical wind data for Kuwait and Dubai have been analysed to determine the design wind speed for the region. Kuwait and Dubai are located near the northern and southern end of the Persian Gulf respectively. The winds in this region just north of the Tropic of Capricorn are dominated by the Shamal, literally 'north' in Arabic. The winds have traditional Bedouin names such as Al-Haffar (the driller), and Barih Thorayya (morning star). The Al-Dabaran is generally the strongest Shamal in late summer, and can last up to 40 days bringing sand and duststorms.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||wind engineering, wind climate, shamal|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Structural Engineering (090506)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > INTERDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING (091500) > Risk Engineering (excl. Earthquake Engineering) (091507)
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2004 [please consult the author]|
|Deposited On:||10 Jul 2014 23:32|
|Last Modified:||22 Jul 2014 20:19|
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