Mariners Worldwide Climatic Guide to Tropical Storms at SeaEntry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00235
Abstract: Mariners Worldwide Climatic Guide to Tropical Storms at Sea is a historical publication archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). The publication provides narrative information about where and when tropical storms occur, their frequency of occurrence, and the general paths they follow. The Narrative descriptions are supplemented with numerous charts, graphs, and diagrams. Also included ... are aerial, satellite, and surface photographs of tropical storms, and average sea conditions from 1/4-foot waves to Greater than 37-foot waves associated with wind speeds from calm to 130 knots. The charts are presented in two sections: Storm Track and Frequency Maps, and Tropical Cyclone Roses. The Track Frequency Maps section provides charts by season, and/or by 10- to 30-day intervals, during the Tropical storm season for the North Atlantic, Eastern North Pacific, Western North Pacific, Southeast Indian, Southwest Indian, and Southwest Pacific Ocean basins, and the Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal, and Indochina Oceanic areas. Each chart presents tracks preferred by tropical storms and their frequency along these tracks; and isopleths showing the scalar mean (average) speed in knots of storm movements based on 12 hour displacements. The Tropical Cyclone Roses section presents monthly and annual charts for various storm stages (tropical cyclone, tropical storm, hurricane, and tropical storm - hurricane combined) for the North Atlantic (including The Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico), Eastern North Pacific, Western North Pacific, Southwest Pacific and Australian area (including the Southeastern Indian Ocean), South Indian, and North Indian (including the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea) Ocean basins. The storm Roses are presented for five degree latitude-longitude quadrangles. Each storm rose depicts statistics on the direction and speed of 12-hourly movements for tropical cyclone centers. The probability, in percent, of having at least one storm in any given year is also shown.
Purpose: To make a wide range of climatic data available to researchers and the public.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: publication
CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: Ground Condition
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: Mariners Worldwide Climatic Guide to Tropical Storms at Sea
Dataset Release Date: 1974-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Asheville, NC
Dataset Publisher: Naval Weather Service Command
Data Presentation Form: publicationOnline Resource: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov
Start Date: 1854-01-01Stop Date: 1971-12-31
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > CYCLONES
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > HURRICANES
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > TYPHOONS
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > ANTICYCLONES/CYCLONES
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS
OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT
OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE HEIGHT
OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WIND WAVES
OCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Not provided
LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: Unknown
COMPLETENESS REPORT: Completeness information not available.
PROCESS DESCRIPTION: The data used to produce the main portion of this guide is in related file DSI-9636 (C00076).
PROCESS DATE: Unknown
Access Constraints ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: None
DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: Every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of current NOAA quality control procedures. NOAA can only certify that the data provided to its customers is an authentic copy of the records which were accepted for inclusion in NOAA archives. NOAA 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. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Role: DIF AUTHOR
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Province or State: North Carolina
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-06-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-20