Wind Damage

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Hi Guys,

I understand that the energy associated with wind damage from a hurricane goes as the third power of the velocity of the wind.

How is this relationship derived? I ask because when I think of wind energy, I think of Kinetic Energy going as the square of the velocity. Intuitively, this third power does not seem correct!

Thank you,
Bob
 

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russ_watters
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Energy in moving air comes from both velocity and pressure. The pressure component is linear with energy.
 

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