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Summary

Short Citation
Office for Coastal Management, 2024: Tropical Cyclone Storm Segments, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/72674.
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Abstract

The patterns and variability of hurricane tracks are an important indicator for scientists and emergency managers to assess risk and build resilience among coastal communities. The most complete archive of tracks is the International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship (IBTrACS), which was developed by the World Meteorological Organization, NOAA, and many others. A subset of North Atlantic and North Pacific records from 1988 to 2022 was extracted from the IBTrACS and amended with storm category values to generate this data product.

Distribution Information

Use Constraints:

For coastal and ocean planning

Controlled Theme Keywords

climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere, environment, ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT, oceans, planningCadastre

Child Items

No Child Items for this record.

Contact Information

Point of Contact
NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
coastal.info@noaa.gov
(843) 740-1202

Extents

Geographic Area 1

-179.9° W, 179.9° E, 69° N, 2.6° S

Item Identification

Title: Tropical Cyclone Storm Segments
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2024-06-10
Abstract:

The patterns and variability of hurricane tracks are an important indicator for scientists and emergency managers to assess risk and build resilience among coastal communities. The most complete archive of tracks is the International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship (IBTrACS), which was developed by the World Meteorological Organization, NOAA, and many others. A subset of North Atlantic and North Pacific records from 1988 to 2022 was extracted from the IBTrACS and amended with storm category values to generate this data product.

Purpose:

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.

Supplemental Information:

Bureau Code: 006:48, Program Code: 006:055

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
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
UNCONTROLLED
None extratropical storm
None hurricane
None tropical cyclone
None tropical storm

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
UNCONTROLLED
None Exclusive Economic Zone
None Hawaii
None Outer Continental Shelf
None Puerto Rico
None Territorial Sea
None U.S. Virgin Islands
None United States of America

Physical Location

City: Charleston
State/Province: SC

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Series
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

stormName, stormSegmentYear, stormSegmentMonth, stormSegmentDay, stormSegmentHour, stormSegmentCategory, stormSegmentMaxWind, stormSerialNumber, oceanBasin, r34NE, r34SE, r34SW, r34NW,r50NE, r50SE, r50SW, r50NW,r64NE, r64SE, r64SW, r64NW

Distribution Liability:

https://www.marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

Data Set Credit: NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA Office for Coastal Management

Support Roles

Point of Contact

CC ID: 1334825
Date Effective From: 2024-05
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 1334833
W° Bound: -179.9
E° Bound: 179.9
N° Bound: 69
S° Bound: 2.6

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 1334837
Topology Level: Geometry Only
Complex Object Present?: No
Composite Object Present?: No
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Present?: No
Solid Object Present?: No
Surface Object Present?: No

Reference Systems

Reference System 1

CC ID: 1335154

Coordinate Reference System

CRS Type: Geographic 2D
EPSG Code: EPSG:4269
EPSG Name: NAD83
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Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Use Constraints:

For coastal and ocean planning

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 1334827
Download URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/data/
Distributor:
Description:

MarineCadastre.gov Data Registry

Distribution 2

CC ID: 1334826
Download URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/downloads/data/mc/TropicalCycloneStormSegments.zip
Distributor:

Technical Environment

Description:

Microsoft Windows, ArcGIS Pro, Azure SQL

Data Quality

Accuracy:

Untested

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Compiled to meet 10 meters horizontal accuracy at 95% confidence level

Completeness Report:

Untested

Conceptual Consistency:

These data are logically consistent

Lineage

Sources

International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship (IBTrACS)

CC ID: 1334830
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)
Publish Date: 2024-01-01
Citation URL: https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/products/international-best-track-archive
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Tropical cyclone storm segment geometry and attribute values

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 1334831
Description:

1. Download IBTrACS storm track data from: https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/products/international-best-track-archive

2. Extract those features in the IBTrACS data that are: a) attributed to the North Atlantic, Eastern Pacific, or Western Pacific ocean basins; b) occur in or after 1988 (in or after 2001 for the Western Pacific); 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 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: 2024-02-01 00:00:00

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 72674
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:72674
Metadata Record Created By: Jesse Brass
Metadata Record Created: 2024-05-23 16:44+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Daniel Martin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2024-06-11 14:06+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2024-06-11
Owner Org: OCM
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