Historical North Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Tracks, 1851-2007Entry ID: CZM_moris_atl_hurtrack_arc
Abstract: This Historical North Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Tracks file contains the 6-hourly (0000, 0600, 1200, 1800 UTC) center locations and intensities for all subtropical depressions and storms, extratropical storms, tropical lows, waves, disturbances, depressions and storms, and all hurricanes, from 1851 through 2007. Note: These data were reprojected from their native projection into North American Datum 1983 (NAD83) / Massachusetts State Plane coordinate system, Mainland Zone (Fipszone 2001) meters by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management on October 9, 2008.
Purpose: These data are intended for geographic display and analysis at the national level, and for large regional areas. The data should be displayed and analyzed at scales appropriate for 1:2,000,000-scale data. No responsibility is assumed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the use of these data. The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management changed the projection from it's ... original form to Massachusetts State Plane Meters. The projection was changed 10/9/2008.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: An ASCII format version of the Historical Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Tracks file is available at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/data/. For more information on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, please see http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutsshs.shtml. For more information on tropical cyclone advisories, please see http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutnhcprod.shtml. General information on subtropical and tropical cyclones is available from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, Hurricane Research Division FAQ page at http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/tcfaqHED.html and from the National Hurricane Center Hurricane Basics page at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/.
CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: ground condition
SPATIAL DATA ORGANIZATION INFORMATION
Direct Spatial Reference: Vector
SDTS Point and Vector Object Type: String
Point and Vector Object Count: 38118
SPATIAL REFERENCE INFORMATION - PLANAR
Grid Coordinate System Name: State Plane Coordinate System 1983
SPCS Zone Identifier: 2001
Standard Parallel: 41.716667
Standard Parallel: 42.683333
Longitude of Central Meridian: -71.500000
Latitude of Projection Origin: 41.000000
False Easting: 200000.000000
False Northing: 750000.000000
Planar Coordinate Encoding Method: coordinate pair
Abscissa Resolution: 0.000000
Ordinate Resolution: 0.000000
Planar Distance Units: meters
SPATIAL REFERENCE INFORMATION - GEODETIC MODEL
Horizontal Datum Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator of Flattening Ratio: 298.257222
NATIVE: Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 126.96.36.1990
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Hurricane Center
Dataset Title: Historical North Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Tracks, 1851-2007
Dataset Release Date: 2008-03-
Dataset Release Place: Charleston, SC
Dataset Publisher: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Services Center
Data Presentation Form: vector digital dataOnline Resource: http://maps.csc.noaa.gov/hurricanes/
Start Date: 1851-06-25Stop Date: 2007-12-16
ISO Topic Category
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Specific accuracy information can be found in McAdie, C.J., David, J.E., Landsea, C.W., Neumann, C.J., and G.R. Hammer, 2008: Tropical Cyclones of the North Atlantic Ocean, 1851-2006 (sixth revision). NCDC/NHC Historical Climatology Series 6-2, pp.11-14. Similar standards and techniques were applied to the post-1999 data.
... LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: Over-water portions of storm tracks before 1944 are subject to considerable uncertainties. Aircraft reconnaissance of storms near critical areas was introduced in 1944, and continuous weather satellite surveillance was introduced in the mid-1960s. These two developments mean that more recent storm records have a higher degree of accuracy than those prior to 1944. No tests for logical consistency have been performed on this data set.
COMPLETENESS REPORT: This data set includes all known Atlantic Basin (Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and North Atlantic Ocean) tropical cyclones between 1851 and 2007. The term tropical cyclone as used here refers to subtropical depressions and storms, tropical depressions and storms, and all categories of hurricanes from Category 1 to Category 5. This dataset also includes hybrid systems such as tropical lows, waves, subtropical depressions and storms, as well as extratropical storms.
HORIZONTAL POSITIONAL ACCURACY REPORT: Over-water portions of storm tracks before 1944 are subject to considerable uncertainties. Aircraft reconnaissance of storms near critical areas was introduced in 1944, and continuous weather satellite surveillance was introduced in the mid-1960s. These two developments allow a high degree of probability that more recent storm center locations were determined with a reasonable degree of accuracy.
Access Constraints ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: None
DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, no warranty expressed or implied is made by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. No responsibility is assumed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the use of these data.
Use Constraints USE CONSTRAINTS: None. Acknowledgement of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Hurricane Center, and/or the NOAA Coastal Services Center would be appreciated in products derived from these data.
FEES: There is no charge for the online option.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Size: 3.195
Distribution Format: ESRI Shapefile
Fees: See Use Constraints.
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: csc at csc.noaa.gov
NOAA Coastal Services Center 2234 South Hobson Avenue
Province or State: SC
Postal Code: 29405-2413
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-10-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27