NOAA JPSS Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS)-based Tropical Cyclone (TC) Products from NDE

ATMS-NTCP-NDE

browse graphicExample image of Suomi NPP ATMS Tropical Cyclone Victor in the South Pacific Ocean from January 20, 2016. Image courtesy of NOAA OSPO.
The JPSS Microwave Sounder-based Tropical Cyclone (TC) Products provide estimates of tropical cyclone maximum wind speed, minimum sea level pressure, radii of 34, 50, and 64 knot winds in 4 quadrants relative to the storm center, and balanced horizontal winds from 1000 to 200 mb within 600 km of the storm center. The product includes two output data types: 1) ATMS Tropical Cyclone Wind Products Radial/Height Cross Sections (RZA), and 2) ATMS Tropical Cyclone Wind Products Gridded Heights (XYA). Coverage is in six Global tropical cyclone basins, with a 6 x 6 degree domain centered on each active tropical cyclone. Spatial resolution is a 0.2 degree latitude/longitude grid for the balanced winds, and a point resolution for the intensity/radii. Temporal resolution is every 6 hours, roughly 3 hours after meteorological synoptic time. The number of products produced per year depends on the number of tracked storms and their duration. Basin identifiers are determined by the location of the storm when it first forms and storms maintain that basin classification even if they travel into other basins. The product was developed by the NOAA/NESDIS Center for Satellite Application and Research (STAR) and is produced operationally at the NOAA/NESDIS Office of Satellite and Product Operations (OSPO). It is distributed in netCDF-4 file format with metadata attributes included.
  • Cite as: Liqun, Ma, Knaff, John, Schumacher, Andrea, Dostalek, John, Longmore, Scott, and NOAA JPSS Program Office (2015): NOAA JPSS Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS)-based Tropical Cyclone (TC) Products from NDE. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V55M63SP. [access date].
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Order Data
Distribution Formats
  • NetCDF (Version: 4)
Distributor Customer Engagement Branch
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
1-828-271-4800
ncei.orders@noaa.gov
Dataset Point of Contact DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
ncei.sat.info@noaa.gov
Time Period 2015-06-09 to Present (time interval: 6-hour)
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 90.0
S: -90.0
E: 180.0
W: -180.0
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Processing Documents
Associated Resources
  • Introduction to Suomi national polar-orbiting partnership advanced technology microwave sounder for numerical weather prediction and tropical cyclone applications
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2015-09-30
Edition Version 1
Data Presentation Form Digital image
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Data Update Frequency Continual
Purpose This dataset provides critical tropical cyclone variables that can be used by forecasters to determine storm position, speed, and intensity.
Use Limitations
  • For a complete description of use limitations for this dataset, refer to the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Liqun, Ma, Knaff, John, Schumacher, Andrea, Dostalek, John, Longmore, Scott, and NOAA JPSS Program Office (2015): NOAA JPSS Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS)-based Tropical Cyclone (TC) Products from NDE. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V55M63SP. [access date].
Cited Authors
  • Ma, Liqun
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSPO > Office of Satellite and Product Operations, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Knaff, John
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/STAR > Center for Satellite Applications and Research, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Schumacher, Andrea
    COLOSTATE/CIRA/RAMM > Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, Colorado State University
  • Dostalek, John
    COLOSTATE/CIRA/RAMM > Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, Colorado State University
  • Longmore, Scott
    COLOSTATE/CIRA/RAMM > Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, Colorado State University
  • NOAA JPSS Program Office
  • NOAA Office of Satellite and Product Operations
Originators
  • NOAA JPSS Program Office
  • NOAA Office of Satellite and Product Operations
Principal Investigators
  • Ma, Liqun
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSPO > Office of Satellite and Product Operations, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Knaff, John
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/STAR > Center for Satellite Applications and Research, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Collaborators
  • Schumacher, Andrea
    COLOSTATE/CIRA/RAMM > Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, Colorado State University
  • Dostalek, John
    COLOSTATE/CIRA/RAMM > Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, Colorado State University
  • Longmore, Scott
    COLOSTATE/CIRA/RAMM > Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, Colorado State University
Publishers
  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Weather Events > Tropical Cyclones
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Sea Level Pressure
  • Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Natural Hazards > Tropical Cyclones > Hurricanes
  • Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Natural Hazards > Tropical Cyclones > Typhoons
  • Earth Science > Ocenas > Ocean Winds > Surface Winds
Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Essential Climate Variables (ECVs)
  • Atmospheric - Surface - Wind Speed And Direction
  • Atmospheric - Surface - Air Pressure
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
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/STAR > Center for Satellite Applications and Research, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSPO > Office of Satellite Products and Operations, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Platform keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • SUOMI-NPP > Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership
Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • ATMS > Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Geographic Region > Global
Project keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • JPSS > Joint Polar Satellite System
  • NOAA OneStop Project
  • NDE > NESDIS Data Exploitation
  • gov.noaa.class:JPSS_TC
Data Resolution keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Horizontal Data Resolution Keywords
  • 10 km - < 50 km or approximately .09 degree - < .5 degree
Stratum keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Vertical Location > Troposphere
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Liqun, Ma, Knaff, John, Schumacher, Andrea, Dostalek, John, Longmore, Scott, and NOAA JPSS Program Office (2015): NOAA JPSS Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS)-based Tropical Cyclone (TC) Products from NDE. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V55M63SP. [access date].
  • 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
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Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement The data were produced by the NESDIS Office of Satellite and Product Operations (OSPO) and are archived at the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).
Processor
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSPO > Office of Satellite and Product Operations, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Processing Steps
  • For a complete description of the processing steps, see the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document and Users Manual.
Processing Documents
Source Datasets
  • NOAA JPSS Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) Sensor Data Record (SDR) from IDPS
    • NCEI landing page for JPSS-ATMS-SDR
      Source dataset landing page with general information and access links for the dataset.
    • Description of Source: Sensor Data Record (SDR)
    • Temporal extent used: 2011-12-10 to Present
    • Spatial extent used: N:90 S:-90 E:180 W:-180
Lineage information for: repository
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: 2018-11-05
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