Articles | Volume 8, issue 3
Earth Syst. Dynam., 8, 529–545, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-8-529-2017

Special issue: Multiple drivers for Earth system changes in the Baltic Sea...

Earth Syst. Dynam., 8, 529–545, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-8-529-2017

Research article 05 Jul 2017

Research article | 05 Jul 2017

Estimation of the high-spatial-resolution variability in extreme wind speeds for forestry applications

Ari Venäläinen et al.

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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by Editor) (10 May 2017) by Marcus Reckermann
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ED: Publish as is (08 Jun 2017) by Marcus Reckermann
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The rapidly growing forest-based bioeconomy calls for increasing wood harvesting intensity, and an increase in thinning and a final felling area. This may increase wind damage risks at the upwind edges of new cleared felling areas and thinned stands. Efficient wind risk assessment is needed. We demonstrate a pragmatic and computationally feasible method for identifying at a high spatial resolution those locations having the highest forest wind damage risks.
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