HRD Data Policy
Unless otherwise stated data contained on this site are the
property of the US Department of Commerce and may not have been
processed for quality assurance.
Many Type 1 (raw) and
Type 2 (quick look) are
freely available on this web site. Some
Type 3 (original data) is only available on request.
We ask that a proper acknowledgement to the "NOAA Hurricane Research
Division of AOML" accompany the use of these data in any publications
or presentations. If Type 2 or 3 data are used in a scientific paper,
please cite the relevant publication(s) of the HRD staff scientists who
developed the methods for generating or processing the data.
If use of Type 2 or 3 data in a
publication constitutes a major or fairly significant aspect of an article,
co-authorship by an HRD scientist is appropriate; please discuss any such
planned use with the associated contact scientist
listed in the metadata or information sections for the particular data
If you do cite our work in a publication, please send us a reprint or an
email with the citation, so that we might keep track of the use of our work.
Thank you in advance.
Please check the HRD Staff and Publication pages
for additional citations that may help your research. We welcome
collaborations and will lend our expertise in interpretation and
evaluation of the data.
HRD's Data Types and Distribution
Freely available Data on the Web:
|Any data transmitted in near-real-time such as TEMPDROP's and Flight Level
||HRD Near Real-Time information and products such as Mission reports and H*Wind Surface Analysis
|Available on Request:
||Specialized Processed data.
HRD scientists, and federal, university, and private sector partners who
have contributed to projects affiliated with the annual Hurricane Field
Program have first priority for use of
processed data in their investigations. All processed data are considered ?original
to quality control by affiliated investigators for a period not to exceed
1 year after they are processed.
Type 3 data is available by request only. Cost may incur if processing
is required, please check the linked product
details on resources and time requirements.
HRD Data User Agreement
Data sets available through HRD's Web sites are freely available and can be downloaded for academic,
research, or professional purposes subject to the following user terms:
User must notify the designated HRD researcher when any future work based
on or derived from HRD Type 2 or Type 3 data is published.
User agrees not to redistribute original HRD data and Documentation.
User will acknowledge the support of HRD in any publications using these Data with the following
citation: 'Data sets were provided by the Hurricane Research Division(HRD)...'
If use of Type 2 or 3 data in a publication constitutes a major or fairly
significant aspect of an article, co-authorship by an HRD scientist[s] is
appropriate; please discuss any such planned use
with the associated contact scientist listed in the metadata or information
sections for the particular data type. Please check the HRD Staff
and Publication pages for
additional citations that may help your research. We welcome collaborations
and will lend our expertise in interpretation and
evaluation of the data.
User agrees to send a link to a freely accessible PDF (not beyond a pay wall)
of any publications resulting from the use of the data and documentation to
Frank Marks. If this is not possible,
a hard copy version can be mailed to the following address:
Director, Hurricane Research Division
Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
4301 Rickenbacker Cswy
Miami, Florida 33149
By using or copying these data and documentation, the Data User agrees to abide by the
terms of this agreement.