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Hurricane Loss Projection Model

MetaData file format

Each of the tracks in the Base Set was derived from the latest HURDAT dataset provided by NHC. The MetaData files offered here consist of the HURDAT entry for the storm, but has been modified in several ways :
  • In the header, and L number is given, representing the number of Landfall,Seafall,Islands, and Pass entries following the HURDAT entry.
  • In the body of the HURDAT entry a column has been added for each 6 hour listing, which is the RMW for that time.
  • Following the main body of the HURDAT entry is a listing of each major Landfall, Seafall, Island passage, and near land Pass experienced by the storm, with the Lat, Lon, Central Pressure, Max wind, RMW given followed by the time.
  • After the HURDAT entry used to calculate the track, there are comments on what data was used to derive the RMW information.

UNITS : Wind speed (knots), Pressure (millibars), RMW (statute miles)

Example :

55035 08/16/1992 M=13  2 SNBR=1166 ANDREW      XING=1 SSS=5  L=04                    
55040 08/16*0000000   0    0   0*0000000   0    0   0*0000000   0    0   0*1080355  25 1010   0*
55045 08/17*1120374  30 1009   0*1170396  30 1008   0*1230420  35 1006   0*1310442  35 1003   0*
55050 08/18*1360462  40 1002   0*1410480  45 1001   0*1460499  45 1000   0*1540518  45 1000   0*
55055 08/19*1630535  45 1001   0*1720553  45 1002   0*1800569  45 1005  63*1880583  45 1007  36*
55060 08/20*1980593  40 1011   0*2070600  40 1013   0*2170607  40 1015   0*2250615  40 1014   0*
55065 08/21*2320624  45 1014  37*2390633  45 1010  24*2440642  50 1007  19*2480649  50 1004  11*
55070 08/22*2530659  55 1000  18*2560670  65  994  12*2580683  80  981   8*2570697  95  969   7*
55075 08/23*2560711 110  961  12*2550725 130  947  10*2540742 145  933   8*2540758 150  922   0*
55080 08/24*2540775 125  930   5*2540793 130  937  12*2560812 115  951  11*2580831 115  947   0*
55085 08/25*2620850 115  943   8*2660867 115  948  13*2720882 120  946  19*2780896 125  941   0*
55090 08/26*2850905 125  937  18*2920913 120  955  16*3010917  80  973   0*3090916  50  991   0*
55095 08/27*3150911  35  995   0*3210905  30  997   0*3280896  30  998   0*3360884  25  999   0*
55100 08/28*3440867  20 1000   0*3540840  20 1000   0*0000000   0    0   0*0000000   0    0   0*
53665 08/23*254 766 130  923   6*2100*ISLAND*0.16541810*-0.0728733
53675 08/24*255 803 145  922  12*0905*LAND  *0.16541810*-0.0728733
53680 08/24*256 812 115  951  11*1200*SEA   *-0.2447081*-0.0756306
53685 08/26*296 915 105  956  13*0830*LAND  *-0.2447081*-0.0756306
-9999
Time and RMW at 8/24 landfall from H*Wind analyses
other RMW from Mark DeMaria's extended best track data set
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