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November 15, 2017

 
General description of the retrieved Tropical Cyclone Size Dataset (v1.0)

The retrieved Tropical Cyclone Size Dataset covers tropical cyclones that developed over the western North Pacific and captured by satellites. The basin is to the north of the equator and to the west of 180°E, and includes the South China Sea (SCS).

The present version of the dataset includes 6-hourly track, intensity analyses and retrieval size between 1980 and 2009.

 
Citation

Please indicate that the Tropical Cyclone size data was obtained from tcdata.typhoon.org.cn, and refer to the following paper in any written work using the dataset:

  • Xiaoqin Lu, Hui Yu, Xiaoming Yang and Xiaofeng Li, 2017: Estimating Tropical Cyclone Size in the Northwestern Pacific from Geostationary Satellite Infrared Images. Remote Sens. 9: 728. doi:10.3390/rs907072
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    Data Format
    YYYY 4-digit year
    NN 2-digit tropical cyclone serial number, same as the best track dataset "DDDD"
    MMDDHH Date and time in UTC: 2-digit month, 2-digit day, and 2-digit hour.
    LAT Latitude from International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship (IBTrACS v03r02: Basin.WP.ibtracs_all.v03r08.csv) integrated with HURSAT.
    LONG Longitude from International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship (IBTrACS v03r02: Basin.WP.ibtracs_all.v03r08.csv) integrated with HURSAT.
    PRS Minimum pressure (hPa) near the TC center. It is from International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship (IBTrACS v03r02: Basin.WP.ibtracs_all.v03r08.csv) integrated with HURSAT.
    WND The maximum sustained wind (MSW; m/s) near the TC center. It is from International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship (IBTrACS v03r02: Basin.WP.ibtracs_all.v03r08.csv) integrated with HURSAT.
    SiR34 The radius (km) of 34kt (i.e., TC size).
    SATSer Satellite serious used in this retrieval. Including GOES-1 to 13, Meteosat-2 to 9, GMS-1 to 5、MTSAT-1R, MTS-2 and FY2-C/E.
     
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