Hurricane Satellite (HURSAT) Data

HURSAT-B1 Revision information

  • Current Version - v05
    • Released - May 2011
    • Features
      • Generated with IBTrACS v03r02
      • Each storm file also has entire storm track and intensity data from IBTrACS
      • Consistent filnaming with HURSAT AVHRR v05 and HURSAT MW v05.
    • Bugs
      • None reported yet.
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  • Version - v04
    • Not publicly released (Dec 2009)
  • Version - v03
    • Released - 1 December 2007
    • Features
      • Version 2.0 bugs fixed.
      • New storm name format will not change as data are updated.
      • No storm tracks from JTWC East Pacific are used.
      • Better QC instituted to remove corrupt files.
      • More thorough merging of HURDAT and JTWC storm tracks. Changes to best track files are documented online.
      • Files were made smaller by replacing the VZA array with a scalar value of view zenith angle for each file
    • Bugs
      • Storm names from non-HURDAT storms did not make it into the HURSAT-B1 filenames. This has no impact on the data itself, just the filenames.
  • Version v02
    • Released - 30 June 2007
    • Features
      • Version 1.0 bugs fixed.
      • Storm location, central pressure and maximum sustained wind provided as variables.
      • netCDF metadata provides traceability by providing original JTWC/HURDAT filenames for each netCDF file.
      • Filename changed from hursat-geo to hursat-b1
    • Bugs
      • Two storms had inverted temperature scales (1982WP027 and 1982WP028)
      • Some storms were inadvertantly included (sometimes called invests)
      • Incorrect temporal interpolation when original best track data was not 6-hourly
  • Version 1.0
    • Bugs
      • Data not fully CF compliant
      • View zenith angle (VZA) grid calculated incorrectly - although the VZA value in the filename is correct.
      • Some positions were interpolated incorrectly from 6-hourly to 3-hourly (for instance, the last 8 interpolated positions for Ophelia in 2005)
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