QSCAT-R: The QuikSCAT Tropical Cyclone Radial Structure Dataset

QSCAT-R contains data for the radial structure of near-surface wind and rain rate for tropical cyclones globally during the period 1999-2009. The dataset is derived from the corresponding two-dimensional data fields originally estimated from QuikSCAT satellite measurements and optimized for analysis of tropical cyclones within the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) QuikSCAT Tropical Cyclone database. QSCAT-R includes radial profiles of total wind speed and its azimuthal and radial components and corresponding estimates of canonical wind radii, as well as radial profiles of a quantity proportional to rain rate and, when available, collocated SSM/I cloud liquid data. Additionally, data coverage necessarily varies in space and time due to the nature of satellite remote sensing, and thus QSCAT-R provides a parametric measure of data asymmetry to help quantify this form of uncertainty. Overall, as a relatively small dataset (~100 MB) written in a user-friendly NetCDF format, QSCAT-R offers the research community a significant new tool for the analysis of the radial structure of tropical cyclones in nature.

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Use of these data are subject to a data user agreement and license. Copyright 2015 Princeton University. (See http://verif.rap.ucar.edu/tcdata/quikscat/dataset/data_user_agreement_and_license.php )

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Resource Support Name Chavas, Daniel R., drchavas@gmail.com
Resource Support Email ral-tcgp@ucar.edu
Resource Support Organization UCAR/NCAR - Research Applications Laboratory
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Metadata Contact Name Tropical Cyclone Guidance Project
Metadata Contact Email ral-tcgp@ucar.edu
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Author Chavas, Daniel R.
Vigh, Jonathan L.
Publisher UCAR/NCAR -- Research Applications Laboratory
Publication Date 2015
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.5065/D65B00J3
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Metadata Date 2020-01-02T10:35:36.381744
Metadata Record Identifier 10.5065/D65B00J3
Metadata Language eng
Suggested Citation Chavas, Daniel R., Vigh, Jonathan L.. (2015). QSCAT-R: The QuikSCAT Tropical Cyclone Radial Structure Dataset. UCAR/NCAR -- Research Applications Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/D65B00J3. Accessed 27 September 2023.

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