How to submit your own re-analysis of a historic Tropical Storm or Hurricane
Official changes to the Atlantic hurricane database are approved by the
Center Best Track Change Committee. Thus research conducted by Chris
Landsea and colleagues as part of the Atlantic hurricane database reanalysis
project likewise goes through this review process. Not all Landsea's
recommendations are accepted by the Committee- see
If you would like to submit a possible change to an existing tropical cyclone
or to propose a new tropical cyclone, this can either be provided to
Chris Landsea or directly to the
Committee via the Chair - Colin McAdie.
In making a recommendation, one should provide the following:
- any applicable raw data (ships, stations, aircraft, radar, satellite);
- the revised track/intensity; and
- a metadata writeup explaining the reasoning behind such a change.
Examples of how these are done can be seen in the
section and in the
Suggestions for changes are certainly welcome, as the more people that become
involved with the details of the reanalysis efforts, the better the final
product should become.