A Case Study of Hurricane Andrew (August 16-27, 1992)
Entry ID: UIUC_HURRIC_ANDREW

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Summary
Abstract: The Weather World 2010 project at the University of Illinois offers an
on-line investigation of Hurricane Andrew. This storm originated as a
tropical depression on August 16, 1992 and became a hurricane 6 days
later. Andrew reached landfall in Southern Florida on August 24. This
category 4 storm had a minimum central pressure of 922 mb with peak
wind gusts over 175 mph. Andrew then moved out over the Gulf of Mexico
and struck Louisiana on August 26. Overall, this hurricane was the
most expensive natural disaster in history. More than sixty fatalities
were reported with over 20 billion dollars in damage.

This investigation offers hourly surface weather products for both the
Continental and Southeastern United States from 0000 (UTC) August 24 to
2300 (UTC) August 27, 1992. All satellite imagery is available for
the same time period. The archived satellite images include visible
and infrared images with views covering both the continental United
States and the eastern United States. Selected floater images and
water vapor images are also available.

These products can be viewed via the World Wide Web from the WWW 2010
Home Page.
Link to: "http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/arch/cases/920824"

Geographic Coverage
 N: 50.0 S: -20.0  E: -25.0  W: -125.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Steve Hall
Dataset Title: A Case Study of Hurricane Andrew (August 16-27, 1992)
Dataset Release Place: Urbana, Illinois, USA
Dataset Publisher: University of Illinois Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Online Resource: http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/arch/cases/920824/home.rxml


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1992-08-16
Stop Date: 1992-08-27


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > VENEZUELA
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > ECUADOR
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > PERU
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > BOLIVIA
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > BRAZIL


Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: 1 hr.


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >HURRICANES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >STORMS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >SEA LEVEL PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >DEW POINT TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD FREQUENCY    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS >BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS >INFRARED IMAGERY    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS >VISIBLE IMAGERY    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >TROPICAL CYCLONES >HURRICANES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER


Platform
ASOS >Automated Surface Observing System    [Information]
FIXED OBSERVATION STATIONS    [Information]
METEOROLOGICAL STATIONS    [Information]
GOES >NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites    [Information]


Instrument
ANEMOMETERS    [Information]
BAROMETERS    [Information]
Thermometers    [Information]


Project
WW2010 >The Weather World 2010    [Information]


Keywords
FLORIDA
HOMESTEAD
HURRICANE
HURRICANE ANDREW


Originating Center
UIUC


Data Center
Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.atmos.uiuc.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: STEVE HALL
Phone: 217-333-8132
Email: hall at uiatma.atmos.uiuc.edu
Email: ww2010 at atmos.uiuc.edu
Contact Address:
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
105 South Gregory Avenue
City: Urbana
Province or State: IL
Postal Code: 61801
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online (HTTP)
Fees: None


Personnel
STEVE HALL
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 217-333-8132
Email: hall at uiatma.atmos.uiuc.edu
Email: ww2010 at atmos.uiuc.edu
Contact Address:
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
105 South Gregory Avenue
City: Urbana
Province or State: IL
Postal Code: 61801
Country: USA


SCOTT A. RITZ
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-614-5126
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


DAVID WAJTOWICZ
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 217-333-8390
Fax: 217-244-4393
Email: david at uiuc.edu
Contact Address:
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
105 S. Gregory Avenue
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
City: Urbana
Province or State: IL
Postal Code: 61801
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-01-29

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