Arctic Cyclone Track Data Set, 1966-1993
Entry ID: ARCSS003

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Summary
Abstract: This data set comprises a 28-year record (1 May 1966 through 31 December 1993) of twice-daily extra tropical cyclone statistics for the Northern Hemisphere. Data were obtained from application of the updated Serreze (1995) algorithm to National Meteorological Center (NMC) sea level pressure (SLP) fields for the 47x51 octagonal grid. The data set includes the position and central pressure of each cyclone, whether the observation represents a cyclogenesis or cyclolysis event (from the first and last observation of each system), and the local Laplacian (105 mb m-2) and sea level pressure tendency (SLPT) (mb (12h-1)) at each cyclone center.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: 60.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Mark C. Serreze
Dataset Title: Arctic Cyclone Track Data Set, 1966-1993
Dataset Release Date: 1996-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/arcss003.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1966-05-01
Stop Date: 1993-12-31
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: 12-hour intervals
Temporal Resolution Range: Hourly - < Daily
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org
Dataset ID: ARCSS003

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution
Distribution Media: ftp
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (303) 492-6199
Fax: (303) 492-2468
Email: serreze at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
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Publications/References
Murray, R. J., and I. Simmonds. 1991. A numerical scheme for tracking cyclone centers from digital data, Part I: Development and operation of the scheme. Australian Met. Mag. 39(3): 155-66. Roebber, P. J. 1984. Statistical analysis and updated climatology of explosive cyclones. Mon. Wea. Rev. 112: 1,577-89. Roebber, P. J. 1989. On the statistical analysis of cyclone deepening rates. Mon. Wea. Rev. 117: 2,293-8. Sanders, F. and J. R. Gyakum. 1980. Synoptic-dynamic climatology of the bomb. Mon. Wea. Rev. 108: 1,589-606. Serreze, M. C. 1995. Climatological aspects of cyclone development and decay in the Arctic. Atmosphere Ocean 33(1): 1-23. Sinclair, M. R. 1995. An objective cyclone climatology for the Southern Hemisphere. Mon. Wea. Rev. 122(10): 2,239-56.
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Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-12-14
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