Northern Hemisphere Cyclone Locations and Characteristics from NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis Data

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

NSIDC-0423

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Serreze, Mark.
Publication Date: 20091119
Title: Northern Hemisphere Cyclone Locations and Characteristics from NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis Data
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0423.html

Description:

Abstract:

This data set comprises a 50-year record of daily extratropical cyclone statistics computed for the Northern Hemisphere. Cyclone locations and characteristics were obtained by applying the updated Serreze (1997) algorithm to daily Sea Level Pressure (SLP) data at six-hour intervals (Serreze and Barrett 2008). The SLP source data are part of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) and National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Reanalysis data set, an assimilation of various atmospheric data collected by a wide variety of sensors within a global weather model. The parameters included in this data set are the position and central pressure of each cyclone, the distance the center of the cyclone traveled, whether the observation represents a cyclogenesis or cyclolysis event, and the local Laplacian of SLP and Sea Level Pressure Tendency (SLPT) at each cyclone center. The total volume of this data set is approximately 150 megabytes. Data are provided in tab-delimited ASCII text format and are available via FTP.

Purpose: scientific research

Documentation:

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Citation Information:

Originator: Serreze, Mark.
Publication Date: 20091119
Title: Northern Hemisphere Cyclone Locations and Characteristics from NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis Data
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/nsidc0423_cyclone/index.html

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 19580101
Ending Date: 20081231

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: -180°
East Bounding Coordinate: 180°
North Bounding Coordinate: 90°
South Bounding Coordinate: -90°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Phenomena Cyclones
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Phenomena Storms
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Pressure Anticyclones/Cyclones
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Pressure Differential Pressure
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Pressure Pressure Tendency
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Pressure Sea Level Pressure

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Theme Keyword: ALTIMETERS
Theme Keyword: AWS Automated Weather System
Theme Keyword: BAROMETERS
Theme Keyword: CEILOMETERS
Theme Keyword: DRIFTING BUOYS
Theme Keyword: DRY BULB THERMOMETERS
Theme Keyword: HIRS High Resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder
Theme Keyword: HUMIDITY SENSORS
Theme Keyword: HYGROMETERS
Theme Keyword: MSU Microwave Sounding Unit
Theme Keyword: PRESSURE SENSORS
Theme Keyword: RADAR Radio Detection and Ranging
Theme Keyword: RADIOSONDES
Theme Keyword: RAIN GAUGES
Theme Keyword: RAWINSONDES
Theme Keyword: SIRS Satellite Infrared Spectrometer
Theme Keyword: SOIL TEMPERATURE PROBE
Theme Keyword: SOUNDERS
Theme Keyword: SSM/I Special Sensor Microwave/Imager
Theme Keyword: SSU Stratospheric Sounding Unit
Theme Keyword: TEMPERATURE SENSORS
Theme Keyword: THERMOMETERS
Theme Keyword: VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Theme Keyword: VTPR Vertical Temperature Profile Radiometer
Theme Keyword: WAVE HEIGHT GAUGES
Theme Keyword: WET BULB THERMOMETERS
Theme Keyword: XBT Expendable Bathythermographs

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
Theme Keyword: DMSP Defense Meteorological Satellite Program
Theme Keyword: ICESAT Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite
Theme Keyword: MODELS
Theme Keyword: NOAA-4 National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-4
Theme Keyword: SATELLITES

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Arctic
Theme Keyword: Arctic Ocean
Theme Keyword: Cyclogenesis
Theme Keyword: Cyclolysis
Theme Keyword: Cyclones
Theme Keyword: Laplacian Pressure
Theme Keyword: NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis Data
Theme Keyword: NSIDC DAAC
Theme Keyword: NSIDC National Snow and Ice Data Center
Theme Keyword: Pressure
Theme Keyword: Pressure Tendency
Theme Keyword: Sea Level Pressure

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Geographic Region Northern Hemisphere
Place Keyword: Ocean Arctic Ocean

Access Constraints:

None

Use Constraints:

None

Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: NSIDC User Services
Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468 x
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Distribution Information:

Distributor:

Contact Information:

Contact Organization Primary:

Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact Person: NSIDC User Services

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Resource Description:

NSIDC-0423

Distribution Liability:

NSIDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NSIDC makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

Standard Order Process:

Digital Form:

Digital Transfer Information:

Format Name: ASCII Text (.txt)

Digital Transfer Option:

Online Option:

Computer Contact Information:

Network Address:

Network Resource Name: Click here.

Fees: None

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20120828

Metadata Review Date:

20120828

Metadata Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: NSIDC User Services
Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Metadata Standard Name:

FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata

Metadata Standard Version:

FGDC-STD-012-2002

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Metadata Views

FGDC Text-Only

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in plain text

FGDC XML

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

DIF HTML

NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Directory Interchange Format (DIF)

ISO HTML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata