The NCDC Hurricane Satellite (HURSAT) Microwave data set consist of raw satellite observations derived from the SSMI Sensor Data Records (SDR) data centered on historical tropical cyclones (TC).
|Current Data Set Version||v05|
|Updates||To be updated as needed. See revision plans for more information.|
|Number of storms||2412 tropical cyclones|
|Number of storm observations||58,284 netCDF files |
(Average of 24 observations per storm)
|Temporal coverage||July 10, 1987 to Dec. 14, 2009|
|Temporal resolution||Dependent on number of operational SSMI|
|Spatial coverage||Global coverage|
|Basins||All tropical cyclone-prone basins in the world|
Data are provided in two forms: gridded and swath.
|Data set grid||Data from within ~1100 km of the interpolated storm center are provided. |
The gridded data are provided at 0.07 deg lat/lon grid centered on the storm location at the time of image on a 301x301 grid.
|Satellites||F8, F10, F11, F13, F14, F15|
|Data set generation||IBTrACS v03r02 were used to locate potential SSMI overflights. When SSMI was nearby, the 6-hourly storm track was interpolated to a position coincident with the SSMI observation. The satellite data were then interpolated to 8km. NetCDF files also contain the swath data at the native satellite resolution.|