Hurricane Imaging Radiometer (HIRAD) Data

This data set contains the ocean surface wind speed and rain rate data as well as excess brightness temperature data in tropical storms and hurricanes from the Hurricane Imaging Radiometer (HIRAD) instrument that flew on board the NASA WB-57 aircraft during the Tropical Cyclone Intensity (TCI) project. The data are in Network Common Data Form (NetCDF). Browse imagery are also included.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2015-08-30T00:00:00Z
    End:  2016-10-23T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2015-08-30T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2016-10-23T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 37.85166
Bounding Box South Lat 11.31673
Bounding Box West Long -109.29229
Bounding Box East Long -63.04043
Spatial Representation grid
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links

Documentation #1 : HIRAD_data_TCI2015_v2.1.pdf

Additional Information N/A
Resource Format N/A
Standardized Resource Format UNDEFINED FORMAT
Asset Size 1550 MB
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Author Daniel J. Cecil
Sayak K. Biswas
W. Linwood Jones
Faisal Alquaied
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2016-10-18T17:09:27
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier 488.005
Resource Version 2.1
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2021-10-01T16:05:10Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::488.005
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Daniel J. Cecil, Sayak K. Biswas, W. Linwood Jones, Faisal Alquaied. (2016). Hurricane Imaging Radiometer (HIRAD) Data. 2.1. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 25 September 2023.

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