|Title:||Tropical Cyclone Storm Segments for the North Atlantic Ocean and Eastern Pacific Ocean Basins (1900-2016)|
These data represent a unique subset of the International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship (IBTrACS) data set (1900-2016). Features represent IBTrACS storm track segments that 1) are attributed to the North Atlantic or Eastern Pacific basins; 2) do not cross the International Date Line; 3) occur in or after 1900; 4) have maximum wind values above 33 knots; and 5) are attributed as extratropical, subtropical, or tropical. Furthermore, those storm segments that were attributed as tropical within the source data were modified to the appropriate storm category based on the maximum wind speed value per segment.
To support ocean planning activities pursuant to the Executive Order Regarding the Ocean Policy to Advance the Economic, Security, and Environmental Interests of the United States, the Energy Policy Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Rivers and Harbors Act, and the Coastal Zone Management Act.
|Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords||
EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT
|ISO 19115 Topic Category||climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere|
|ISO 19115 Topic Category||environment|
|ISO 19115 Topic Category||oceans|
|ISO 19115 Topic Category||planningCadastre|
|None||coastal energy planning|
|None||ocean energy planning|
|None||offshore energy planning|
|None||outer continental shelf lease blocks|
|Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords||
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
|None||U.S. Virgin Islands|
Data Set Information
|Data Set Scope Code:||Data Set|
|Maintenance Frequency:||As Needed|
|Data Set Credit:||Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, NOAA Office for Coastal Management|
Point of Contact
|Date Effective From:||2018-06|
|Date Effective To:|
|Contact (Organization):||NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)|
2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
|Currentness Reference:||Publication Date|
Extent Group 1
Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1
|Data Use Constraints:||
For coastal and ocean planning
MarineCadastre.gov Data Registry
The attributes in this dataset are believed to be accurate.
|Horizontal Positional Accuracy:||
Maximum scale of intended use is 1:80,000.
Spatial and attribute properties are believed to be complete, although attribute information has been simplified. Geometric thresholds from original data are preserved. No tests have been completed for exhaustiveness.
These data are believed to be logically consistent. Geometry is topologically clean.
International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship (IBTrACS)
|Contact Name:||NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)|
|Citation URL Name:||Source Online Linkage|
|Citation URL Description:||
URL where the source data were originally accessed.
Provided tropical cyclone storm track data.
Process Step 1
1. Download IBTrACS storm track data from: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/ibtracs/index.php?name=ibtracs-data
2. Extract those features in the IBTrACS data that are: a) attributed to the North Atlantic Ocean or Eastern Pacific Ocean (NA) basin; b) occur in or after 1900; and c) have maximum wind values above 33 knots.
3. From this subset of the IBTrACS data, extract those features that are attributed as extratropical (ET), subtropical (SS), or tropical (TS).
4. Create a (storm) "Category" field. For features that are tropical storms ('TS'), modify the field value to the appropriate category, based on wind speed (see https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutsshws.php). Also designate features as 'ET', 'SS', or 'TS' accordingly.
5. Features (segments) from EPAC that crossed the International Dateline were trimmed, as these features cause issues when running the buffer tool for associated exposure model layers.
|Process Date/Time:||2018-08-01 00:00:00|
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|Entity||Tropical Cyclone Storm Segments within the North Atlantic Ocean and Eastern Pacific Ocean basins (1900-2016)|
|Catalog Item ID:||54189|
|Metadata Record Created By:||Anna Verrill|
|Metadata Record Created:||2018-10-16 17:41+0000|
|Metadata Record Last Modified By:||SysAdmin InPortAdmin|
|Metadata Record Last Modified:||2022-08-09 17:11+0000|
|Metadata Record Published:||2018-10-16|
|Metadata Publication Status:||Published Externally|
|Do Not Publish?:||N|
|Metadata Last Review Date:||2018-10-16|
|Metadata Review Frequency:||1 Year|
|Metadata Next Review Date:||2019-10-16|