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

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eng; usa

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

Contact:

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Website: http://nsidc.org

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Date Stamp:

2014-10-02

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0423.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: Northern Hemisphere Cyclone Locations and Characteristics from NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis Data
Date:
Date: 2009
Date Type:
Value: publication
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Edition Date: 2009-11-19
Identifier: NSIDC-0423
Cited Responsible Party:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC DAAC User Services
Organization Name: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
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Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Website: http://nsidc.org

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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

Credit:

The following example shows how to cite the use of this data set in a publication. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Serreze, Mark.. 2009. Northern Hemisphere Cyclone Locations and Characteristics from NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis Data. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center.

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Point of Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Mark C. Serreze
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: serreze@nsidc.org

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Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Contact:

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

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Descriptive Keywords:

Keywords

Keyword: Geographic Region > Northern Hemisphere
Keyword: Ocean > Arctic Ocean
Keyword Type:
Value: place
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Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Location Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
Date Type:
Value: revision
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Keywords

Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Phenomena > Cyclones
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Phenomena > Storms
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Anticyclones/Cyclones
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Differential Pressure
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Pressure Tendency
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Sea Level Pressure
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Keywords

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Date:
Date: 2008-01-24
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Keywords

Keyword: Arctic
Keyword: Arctic Ocean
Keyword: Cyclogenesis
Keyword: Cyclolysis
Keyword: Cyclones
Keyword: Laplacian Pressure
Keyword: NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis Data
Keyword: NSIDC DAAC
Keyword: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
Keyword: Pressure
Keyword: Pressure Tendency
Keyword: Sea Level Pressure
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Value: theme
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Language:

eng; usa

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Value: UTF8
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Topic Category:

Value: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
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Extent Information:

Spatial Temporal Extent:

Geographic Element:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

Westbound Longitude: -180
Eastbound Longitude: 180
Southbound Latitude: -90
Northbound Latitude: 90

Temporal Element:

Time Period:

Begin Position: 19580101
End Position: 20081231

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Distribution Information:

Distributor Information:

Distributor Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC DAAC User Services
Organization Name: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
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Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
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Distribution Format(s):

Data File Format:

Name: ASCII Text (.txt)
Specification: FTP 150 MB

Digital Transfer Options:

Online Transfer Options:

Online Resources:

Linkage: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/atmosphere/nsidc0423_cyclone_ncep_ncar_reanalysis/
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Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/nsidc0423_cyclone/index.html
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Value: onLine
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Density: 150
Density Units: B
Medium Name: FTP

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Data Acquisition Information:

Instrument Information:

Instrument:

Name: ALTIMETERS
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: AWS > Automated Weather System
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: BAROMETERS
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: CEILOMETERS
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: DRIFTING BUOYS
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: DRY BULB THERMOMETERS
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: HIRS > High Resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: HUMIDITY SENSORS
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: HYGROMETERS
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: MSU > Microwave Sounding Unit
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: PRESSURE SENSORS
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: RADAR > Radio Detection and Ranging
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: RADIOSONDES
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: RAIN GAUGES
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: RAWINSONDES
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: SIRS > Satellite Infrared Spectrometer
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: SOIL TEMPERATURE PROBE
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: SOUNDERS
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: SSM/I > Special Sensor Microwave/Imager
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: SSU > Stratospheric Sounding Unit
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: TEMPERATURE SENSORS
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: THERMOMETERS
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: VTPR > Vertical Temperature Profile Radiometer
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: WAVE HEIGHT GAUGES
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: WET BULB THERMOMETERS
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: XBT > Expendable Bathythermographs
Type: sensor

Platform Information:

Platform:

Name: DMSP > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: ICESAT > Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: MODELS
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: NOAA-4 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-4
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

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Name: SATELLITES
Description: satellite
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