Time series of tropical cyclone "best track" position and intensity data are provided for all ocean basins where tropical cyclones occur. Position and intensity data are available at 6-hourly intervals over the duration of each cyclone's life. The general period of record begins in 1851, but this varies by ocean basin. See the inventories for data availability specific to each basin.
This data set was received as a revision to an NCDC tropical cyclone data set, with data generally available through the late 1990s. Since then, the set is being continually updated from the U.S. NOAA National Hurricane Center and the U.S. Navy Joint Typhoon Warning Center best track archives. For a complete history of updates for each ocean basin, see the dataset documentation.
1851-06-25 00:00 +0000 to 2011-11-26 00:00 +0000
Period details by dataset productPeriod details by dataset product1907-01-18 00:00 +0000 to 2006-04-08 12:00 +0000 (Australia Area Cyclones)1949-06-11 00:00 +0000 to 2011-11-26 00:00 +0000 (Eastern North Pacific Ocean Cyclones)1851-06-25 00:00 +0000 to 2011-11-12 18:00 +0000 (North Atlantic Ocean Cyclones)1877-01-09 00:00 +0000 to 2007-05-23 00:00 +0000 (Southern Hemisphere Cyclones)
Atmospheric Pressure Measurements
Bureau of Meteorology, Australia
Research Data Archive, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
National Hurricane Center,Tropical Prediction Center, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Science Applications International Corporation
Joint Typhoon Warning Center, U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of Defense
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