hurr_tracks: Storm tracks for Atlantic basin storms

Description Usage Format Source References

Description

A dataset containing the storm tracks for Atlantic basin tropical storms between 1988 and 2015, from the Extended Best Track Dataset for the Atlantic basin. Only storms that came within 250 km of at least one US county are included.

Usage

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Format

A data frame with 4,351 rows and 5 variables:

storm_id

Unique storm identifier with the storm name and year, separated by a hyphen(e.g., "Alberto-1988", "Katrina-2005")

date

Character string with date and time of storm track recording, in the Universal Time Coordinated (UTC) time zone. This date is formated as %Y%m%d%H%M.

latitude

Latitude of storm center, in decimal degrees

longitude

Longitude of storm center, in decimal degrees (note: longitudes are given as negative values for longitudes west of the prime meridian)

wind

1-minute maximum sustained surface wind speed, measured at 10 meters above the ground, in knots (values are rounded to the nearest 5-knot value)

Source

http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/research/tropical_cyclones/tc_extended_best_track_dataset

References

Demuth J, DeMaria M, Knaff JA, 2006. Improvement of advanced microwave sounder unit tropical cyclone intensity and size estimation algorithms. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 45:1573-1581


geanders/hurricaneexposuredata documentation built on May 14, 2017, 8:43 a.m.