Hurricane Satellite (HURSAT) from Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR)

HURSAT AVHRR

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Huricane Satellite (HURSAT)-Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) is used to extend the HURSAT data set such that appling the Objective Dvorak technique (ODT) would be possible. AVHRR Global Area Coverage (GAC) data have a spatial resolution of 4km, which corresponds to the intended spatial resolution of the objective Dvorak technique. GAC digital image data is available in mapped mosaics, orbital swaths and brightness composties. The AVHRR is a 4/5 channel radiometer with spectral bands in the visible, near infrared, and thermal infrared. The AVHRR has remained a relatively stable instrument (i.e., similar sensor channels on each satellite) in polar orbit and provides at least twice daily observations of the entire globe from 1979 to present. The satellite data were gridded with grid centers fixed on the tropical cyclone center of circulation. Data include hurricanes from all tropical cyclone-prone basins in the world. Data are provided in a convenient NetCDF format which is self-documenting and follows standard storage and metadata conventions Version 5 supersedes all other versions.
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: Knapp, K. R. and J. P. Kossin, Hurricane Satellite (HURSAT) from Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR), Version 5.0 [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Climatic Data Center. doi:10.7289/V5RF5S0T [access date].
  • Please refer to Credit tab for full citation information.
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  • netCDF (Version: 3)
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Coverage Description
Time Period 1978-11-05 to 2009-12-11 (time interval: 6-hour)
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 90.0
S: -90.0
E: 180.0
W: -180.0
Spatial Coverage Map
Dataset Information
General Documentation
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2011-05
Edition Version 5.0
Data Presentation Form Digital image
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Data Update Frequency Irregular
Purpose To provide a cohesive data set of historical tropical cyclone centered imagery for future analysis.
Use Limitations
  • The data are not original resolution satellite data. Instead, all images are approximately 4km resolution.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: Knapp, K. R. and J. P. Kossin, Hurricane Satellite (HURSAT) from Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR), Version 5.0 [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Climatic Data Center. doi:10.7289/V5RF5S0T [access date].
  • Also cite this paper when data is used as a source: Knapp, K. R. and J. P. Kossin, 2007:New global tropical cyclone data from ISCCP B1 geostationary satellite observations.Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 1, 013505. doi:10.1117/1.2712816
Cited Authors
  • Knapp, Ken
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Kossin, James
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Originators
  • Knapp, Ken
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Collaborators
  • Kossin, James
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publishers
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Weather Events > Tropical Cyclones
  • Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Natural Hazards > Tropical Cyclones > Hurricanes
  • Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Natural Hazards > Tropical Cyclones > Typhoons
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Anticyclones/Cyclones
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Sea Level Pressure
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Optics > Radiance
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Radiation > Albedo
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Radiation > Net Radiation
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Radiation > Optical Depth/Thickness
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Radiation > Solar Irradiance
  • Earth Science > Spectral/Engineering > Infrared Wavelengths
  • Earth Science > Spectral/Engineering > Visible Wavelengths
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Clouds
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Platform keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • NOAA-18 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-18
  • NOAA-17 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-17
  • NOAA-16 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-16
  • NOAA-15 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-15
  • NOAA-14 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-14
  • NOAA-11 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-11
  • NOAA-12 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-12
  • NOAA-9 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-9
  • NOAA-7 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-7
  • GOES-10 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 10
  • NOAA-6 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-6
  • NOAA-5 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-5
  • METOP-A > Meteorological Operational Satellite - A
  • TIROS-N > Television Infrared Observation Satellite-N
Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • AVHRR > Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
  • AVHRR-2 > Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer-2
  • AVHRR-3 > Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer-3
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Geographic Region > Global
  • Geographic Region > Equatorial
  • Geographic Region > Global Ocean
Stratum keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Vertical Location > Sea Surface
  • Vertical Location > Land Surface
Use Constraints
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: Knapp, K. R. and J. P. Kossin, Hurricane Satellite (HURSAT) from Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR), Version 5.0 [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Climatic Data Center. doi:10.7289/V5RF5S0T [access date].
  • Also cite this paper when data is used as a source: Knapp, K. R. and J. P. Kossin, 2007:New global tropical cyclone data from ISCCP B1 geostationary satellite observations.Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 1, 013505. doi:10.1117/1.2712816
  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
Access Constraints
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Fees
  • In most cases, electronic downloads of the data are free, however fees may apply for data certifications, copies of analog materials, and data distribution on physical media.
Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement The data derive from NOAA POES constellation of AVHRRs flying since 1978 through 2009.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Last Modified: 2018-05-25
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