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How to Measure a Hurricane

What’s the best way to measure a hurricane?

As hurricanes continue to ravage the Caribbean and southern American states Tim Harford examines the different ways of calculating their respective strengths and he talks to a structural engineer about the considerations that are made for high winds when designing buildings.

Producer: Ben Carter

(Satellite image showing Hurricane Irma moving towards the Florida Coast on Sept 07 2017. Photo credit NOAA GOES Project via Getty Images)

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Tue 19 Sep 2017 01:50GMT

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