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North Atlantic Ocean Tropical Cyclone Dataset 1886-1998

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Abstract: The North Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Dataset, 1886-1998, contains
position and intensity estimates every 6 hours for each storm. The
North Atlantic 'best track' (so named as it is the 'best' track and
intensity estimates of tropical cyclones as determined in a
post-analysis of all available data) is maintained by the forecasters
and researchers at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami,
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 40.0   S: 0.0   E: -30.0   W: -95.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: C. Landsea, NOAA/AOML
Dataset Title: North Atlantic Ocean Tropical Cyclone Dataset 1886-1998
Dataset Publisher: UNISYS Corporation WXP
Data Presentation Form: IMAGE
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1886-01-01
Stop Date: 1998-12-02
AIRCRAFT Ancillary Description
Data Center
Weather Services, UNISYS Corporation Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 610-925-5206
Email: devo at
Contact Address:
Unisys Corp
221 Gale Lane
City: Kennett Square
Province or State: PA
Postal Code: 19348
Country: USA
Distribution Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution Format: ASCII
Fees: None
Phone: (305) 361-4357
Fax: (305) 361-4402
Email: landsea at
Contact Address:
NOAA AOML/Hurricane Research Division
4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
City: Miami
Province or State: Florida
Postal Code: 33149
Country: USA
Jarvinen, B.R., C.J. Neumann, and M.A.S. Davis, 1984: 'A Tropical Cyclone Data Tape for the North Atlantic basin, 1886-1983; Contents, Limitations, and Uses', NOAA Technical Memorandum NWS NHC 22_.

Landsea, C., 1993: 'A Climatology of Intense (or Major) Atlantic Hurricanes',_Mon. Wea. Rev._, 121, 1703-1713.
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-10-21

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