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HRD Data Sets

NOAA's Hurricane Research Division has a variety of data sets that have been collected during their annual Hurricane Field Program. This consists mostly of data collected by NOAA aircraft flying into and around hurricanes, but also includes wind field analyses, land based radar loops, and data archived from U.S. Air Force reconnaisance flights.

If you haven't already, we ask that you read and accept our Data Policy below.

For problems please contact HRD's Webmaster.


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 type.

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:
Type1: Raw or
Experimental Data
Any data transmitted in near-real-time such as TEMPDROP's and Flight Level MINOBS
 
Type2:Synthesized Data HRD Near Real-Time information and products such as Mission reports and H*Wind Surface Analysis
 
Available on Request:
Type3:Original Data 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 data? subject 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 matrix for 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:
  1. 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.
  2. User agrees not to redistribute original HRD data and Documentation.
  3. 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)...'
  4. 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.
  5. User agrees to send a minimum of 2 reprints of any publications resulting from the use of the data and documentation 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.

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