Tornado Archive (DSI-9714)Entry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00180
Abstract: Tornado Data is digital data set DSI-9714, archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). DSI-9714 contains data about tornadoes in the United States of America and their histories and damage done. It was compiled from the Climatic Data National Summary (CDNS) for 1950-9 and from the Storm Data publication (data set DSI-3910) since 1959. As one would expect, the number of tornado reports ... has increased yearly due to advances in technology and an increase in population. The WSR-88D Doppler Radar has been instrumental in the detection of tornadoes which might not have been reported in earlier years. The increase in population in some areas has resulted in a larger number of tornadoes being reported by Skywarn Spotters and/or the general public. Major parameters are US state, date, time, type of tornado, accompanying weather conditions, number of US states passed through, number of tornado segments, beginning latitude and longitude, ending latitude and longitude, track length, percent of tornado segment path on ground, direction of tornado movement, tornado visual characteristics, direction of rotation, path width, number of fatalities, number of injuries, estimated damage cost code, US counties involved, Fujita scale code, estimated path length code (excludes sections without surface disturbances), estimated path width code, and source of tornado report.
Purpose: To make a wide range of climatic data available to researchers and the public.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: data set
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: Tornado Archive (DSI-9714)
Dataset Release Date: Unknown
Data Presentation Form: tabular digital dataOnline Resource: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov
Start Date: 1950-01-01
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > TORNADOES
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > BOUNDARIES > POLITICAL DIVISIONS
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE > BUILDINGS
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > POPULATION > POPULATION DISTRIBUTION
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > POPULATION > POPULATION SIZE
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > PUBLIC HEALTH
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > POPULATION > MORTALITY > MORTALITY RATES
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > TORNADOES
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Not provided
LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: Unknown
COMPLETENESS REPORT: Completeness information not available.
PROCESS DESCRIPTION: This data set is derived from the Climatic Data National Summary (CDNS) (C00098) for 1950-9, and from the Storm Data publication (C00139) since 1959.
PROCESS DATE: Not complete
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
Email: ncdc.orders at noaa.gov
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Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-06-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-10-17