Subject: J1) Where can I get historical data of tropical cyclones?
Contributed by Chris Landsea and Gary Gray
HURDAT The offical track dataset for Atlantic tropical
cyclones. For more information on the re-anlysis effort for the
HURDAT view this
is NCDC's global dataset of tropical cyclone tracks thatincludes
the most complete global set of historical tropical cyclone tracks
culled from several different datasets with quality checks for
consistency and to avoid duplication.
contains HURDAT information that has be rendered into graphic form by
Unisys Corporation and includes a track graphic as well as an ASCII
listing for each storm since 1851.
Coastal Services Center has put together a very nice interactive
website which allows the user to search the HURDAT data base by location.
You may select a major city or latitude and longitude and find how many
storms of a particular strength and over particular ranges of time and
proximity have approached that point.
Global Tropical and Extratropical Cyclone Climatic Atlas (GTECCA) 2.0 CD-ROM:
This single volume CD-ROM contains global historic tropical storm track
data for five tropical storm basins. Period of record vary for each basin,
beginning as early as the 1870's, with 1995 as the latest year. Northern
hemispheric extratropical storm track data are included from 1965 to 1995.
Tropical track data includes time, position, storm stage (maximum wind,
central pressure when available). The user has the capability to display
tracks, and to track data for any basin or user-selected geographic area.
The user is also able to select storm tracks passing within a user-defined
radius of any point. Narratives for all tropical storms for the 1980-1995
period are included along with basin-wide tropical storm statistics.