University of Victoria
($40,000 over 1 year, awarded 2010, completed December 2010)
Near-surface wind speeds are known to influence the rate of coastal erosion and to contribute to storm surges and infrastructure damage. This project uses results from a state-of-the-art regional climate model to analyze properties of surface winds over British Columbia. Through better understanding of the relationship between wind models and observed wind characteristics, researchers will improve the usefulness of the models and will help improve infrastructure planning in British Columbia.