Global Tropical Cyclone "Best Track" Position and Intensity Data

Time series of tropical cyclone "best track" position and intensity data are provided for all ocean basins where tropical cyclones occur. Position and intensity data are available at 6-hourly intervals over the duration of each cyclone's life. The general period of record begins in 1851, but this varies by ocean basin. See the inventories [http://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds824.1/inventories/] for data availability specific to each basin.

This data set was received as a revision to an NCDC tropical cyclone data set, with data generally available through the late 1990s. Since then, the set is being continually updated from the U.S. NOAA National Hurricane Center and the U.S. Navy Joint Typhoon Warning Center best track archives. For a complete history of updates for each ocean basin, see the dataset documentation [http://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds824.1/docs/].

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Questions? Email Resource Support Contact:

  • Bob Dattore
    dattore@ucar.edu
    UCAR/NCAR - Research Data Archive

Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1851-06-25T00:00:00Z
    End:  2011-11-26T18:00:00Z

Keywords

Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1851-06-25T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2011-11-26T18:00:00Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 90
Bounding Box South Lat -47
Bounding Box West Long -180
Bounding Box East Long 180
Spatial Representation N/A
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links

Related Resource #1 : International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship (IBTrACS) at NOAA/NCDC

Related Resource #2 : Hurricane Data Center

Additional Information N/A
Resource Format HURDAT (ASCII)
Standardized Resource Format ASCII
Asset Size 19.00 MB
Legal Constraints

Use of this dataset is subject to UCAR's Terms of Use, except that commercial use is generally not prohibited.


Access Constraints Registration on the RDA web site is a requirement for access to the data.
Software Implementation Language N/A

Resource Support Name Bob Dattore
Resource Support Email dattore@ucar.edu
Resource Support Organization UCAR/NCAR - Research Data Archive
Distributor NCAR Research Data Archive
Metadata Contact Name N/A
Metadata Contact Email rdahelp@ucar.edu
Metadata Contact Organization NCAR Research Data Archive

Author Bureau of Meteorology, Australia
Research Data Archive, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
National Hurricane Center,Tropical Prediction Center, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Science Applications International Corporation
Joint Typhoon Warning Center, U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of Defense
Publisher Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory
Publication Date 1993-12-14
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Not Assigned
Alternate Identifier ds824.1
Resource Version N/A
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress onGoing
Metadata Date 2024-01-03T15:12:07-07:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.rda::ds824.1
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Bureau of Meteorology, Australia, Research Data Archive, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, National Hurricane Center,Tropical Prediction Center, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce, Science Applications International Corporation, Joint Typhoon Warning Center, U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of Defense. (1993). Global Tropical Cyclone "Best Track" Position and Intensity Data. Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory. https://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds824.1/. Accessed 22 July 2024.

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