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        abstract:  **Version 2 of the dataset has been superseded by a newer version. Users should not use version 2 except in rare cases (e.g., when reproducing previous studies that used version 2).** The International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship (IBTrACS) dataset was developed by The NOAA National Climatic Data Center, which took the initial step of synthesizing and merging best track data from all official Tropical Cyclone Warning Centers (TCWCs) and the WMO Regional Specialized Meteorological Centers (RSMCs) who are responsible for developing and archiving best track data worldwide. In recognizing the deficiency in global tropical cyclone data, and the lack of a publically available dataset, the IBTrACS dataset was produced, which, for the first time, combines existing best track data from over 10 international forecast centers. The dataset contains the position, maximum sustained winds, minimum central pressure, and storm nature for every tropical cyclone globally at 6-hr intervals in UTC. Statistics from the merge are also provided (such as number of centers tracking the storm, range in pressure, median wind speed, etc.). The dataset period is from 1848 to the present with dataset updates performed semi-annually--in the boreal spring following the completion of the Northern Hemisphere TC season and in the boreal autumn following the completion of the Southern Hemisphere TC season. The dataset is archived as netCDF files but can be accessed via a variety of user-friendly formats to facilitate data analysis, including netCDF and CSV formatted files. Version 2 changes include source data updates, bug fixes, adjustments and corrections as well as additional source datasets.
        purpose:  The major constraint in improving scientific understanding of the observed trends and variability of tropical cyclone activity has been a lack of accurate, quality controlled best track data for all tropical cyclone basins globally.
        credit:  The following organizations provided best track data which are included in the IBTrACS data set: * Australian Bureau of Meteorology * Chinese Meteorological Agency Shanghai Typhoon Institute * Hong Kong Observatory * Joint Typhoon Warning Center * RSMC Honolulu, HI, USA (NOAA Central Pacific Hurricane Center) * RSMC La Reunion * RSMC Miami, FL, USA (NOAA Tropical Prediction Center) (HURDAT) * RSMC Nadi, Fiji * RSMC New Delhi, India * RSMC Tokyo, Japan * TCWC Wellington, New Zealand Also, special thanks to * the NCDC Climate Database Modernization Program (CDMP) for digitizing hardcopies of best track data. * Charlie Neumann, for making his Southern Hemisphere dataset available for this work
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                description:  Any observations at identical times and within 111 kilometers (approx. 1 degree latitude) were identified as identical storms. In order to create a dataset that was globally homogeneous, the maximum winds are standardize to a single 10-minute averaging period as it is the global standard set by the World Meteorological Organization.
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                description:  For more information, please refer to the newest version of IBTrACS and the dataset home page.
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                        date:  2009-07-24
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                            endPosition:  2008-12-31
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                description:  Source Contribution: Source dataset
                sourceCitation:  (CI_Citation)
                    title:  Central Pacific Hurricane Center Home Page
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                        date: (unknown)
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                                voice:  +1 (808) 973-5286
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                                deliveryPoint:  2525 Correa Rd, Ste 250
                                city:  Honolulu
                                administrativeArea:  HI
                                postalCode:  96822
                                country:  USA
                                electronicMailAddress:  W-HFO.Webmaster@noaa.gov
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                                description:  Tropical Cyclone Data from RSMC Hawaii
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