Hurricane Satellite (HURSAT) Data


The purpose of the HURSAT project is to provide Tropical Cyclone-"centric" satellite data. The goal is to keep data small and portable. In doing so, HURSAT data are gridded and stored using the netCDF file format.

The HURSAT data project began with HURSAT-B1, but there was a need for HURSAT data from other satellite data sources (which have different temporal and spatial resolutions).

HURSAT-B1 v06 update

The version 6 update of HURSAT is now archived and available online. It includes:

  • Data through 2015 for B1 (geostationary)
  • B1 data contain ARCHER parameters (an objective algorithm to identify cyclone center and eye characteristics)
  • No updates yet for HURSAT-AVHRR and Microwave. They may be updated later as needed. Contact us if interested.
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