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)