Hurricane Satellite (HURSAT) Data

HURSAT Imagery access through Google Earth (KMZ files)

Select a year 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

KML file - all years

Another way to access the imagery for individual storms is via the KML file for all HURSAT years and all basins.
Warning:
  • Slow download - The KMZ file is large (4MB)
  • Slow start up - The 4.6 million lines in the file cause Google Earth to open slowly
  • File requires plenty of RAM
File: world_tracks.kmz


Key to Cell Shading:
Storm lifetime maximum 10-min wind (W) (in knots)
Unknown W<30 30<W<55 55<W<70 70<W<85 85<W<100 100<W<120 W>120

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