Tropical Cyclone Field Experiment Dataset

Since 2007, Shanghai Typhoon Institute has carried out field experimental observations on tropical cyclones (TCs) making landfall in, or affecting, China, cooperating with many meteorological departments, scientific research institutions and universities. By the end of December 2019, a total of 30 TCs in the southeast coastal area of China have been captured and a number of special observation data (GPS sounding, ultrasonic wind temperature meter, laser raindrop spectrometer, wind profile radar and microwave radiometer observation, etc.) have been obtained, which formed the "Tropical cyclone field experiment dataset" released here.

The spatial scope of this dataset is the coastal areas of East China and South China, and the specific location of the single observation points is shown in the corresponding data description document. The time resolution of data depends on the observation frequency or the processing algorithm of the observational instruments.

In order to make these data play a greater role in the tropical cyclone related disaster prevention and mitigation, Shanghai Typhoon Institute will gradually share the dataset with the public according to the specific situation of different data. At present, the list of TCs with field experiment data open to the public through this website is shown in the below (table 1).

Table1. The list of TCs with field experiment data open to the public through this website
Year TC Name
2014 Fung-wong
2015 Chan-hom, Mujigae
2016 Nepartak, Meranti, Megi, Sarika
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