Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) Storm Wallets

EV2 - Joint Typhoon Warning Center Cyclone Data

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The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) is responsible for typhoon forecasts and warnings for the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean basins. After each storm, the JTWC stores its records in accordion-style folders, or "wallets". Facing prohibitive storage costs and space constraints for historical wallets, the JTWC contacted CDMP to inquire about storage of this one-of-a-kind data. There are 1,523 wallets in the collection, spanning four cyclone basins in the period 1966-1994. NCDC received these wallets in August of 2009, and ingested them into their physical archives. Around 70 wallets were scanned and are available for download.
Cite this dataset when used as a source.
  • NCEI DSI 3900_01
  • NCEI WebARTIS: JTWC
  • gov.noaa.ncdc:C01107
Search Data
  • NCEI WebARTIS (search)
    Search WebARTIS--collection JTWC--for more detail about available data in the physical archives.
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Distribution Formats
  • PDF
    • File Specification:
    • File Compression:
  • Paper forms
    • File Specification:
    • File Compression:
Distributor Customer Engagement Branch
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
1-828-271-4800
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Dataset Point of Contact Customer Engagement Branch
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1-828-271-4800
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Coverage Description
Time Period 1966 to Present
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 60
S: -60
E: 180
W: -180
Spatial Coverage Map
Dataset Information
  • CDMP Web site
    Information about the Climate Database Modernization Program (CDMP) and the current Image Access Repository.
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2011-03-15
  • revision: 2013-05-02
Data Presentation Form Digital image
Hardcopy image - image archived in analog format
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Data Update Frequency Irregular
Purpose These Storm Wallets provide extensive meteorological conditions about tropical cyclones that enable researchers to engage in thorough, in-depth investigations.
Use Limitations
  • Controlled user access to the EV2 system
Cited Authors
  • Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC)
Originators
  • Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC)
Publishers
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Anticyclones/Cyclones
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Pressure Anomalies
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Solid Precipitation > Hail
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Precipitation Amount
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Precipitation Anomalies
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Precipitation Rate
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Liquid Precipitation > Rain
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Temperature > Air Temperature
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Temperature
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Surface Winds
  • Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Natural Hazards > Meteorological Hazards
  • Earth Science > Hydrosphere > Surface Water > Floods
  • Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Natural Hazards > Tropical Cyclones > Hurricanes
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Weather Events > Lightning
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Weather Events > Rain Storms
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Upper Level Winds
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
  • Meteorological Stations
  • AIRCRAFT
  • RADIOSONDES
Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • Thermometers
  • Anemometers
  • Rain Gauges
  • Barometers
  • Visual Observations
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America
  • Ocean > Atlantic Ocean
  • Ocean > Pacific Ocean
  • Ocean > Indian Ocean
  • Geographic Region > Global
Stratum keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Vertical Location > Land Surface
  • Vertical Location > Sea Surface
Use Constraints
  • 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 Storm Wallets were sent by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center to the NOAA archive. Limited scanning activities at NCEI contribute to the image repository.
Processor
  • NCDC Climate Data Modernization Program
Processing Steps
  • Approximately 70 storm wallets were scanned as PDF
    Rationale: To digitize collection in order to make available online.
Processing Environment paper forms
Source Datasets
  • Joint Typhoon Warning Center Storm Wallets
    • JTWC Storm Wallets
      Search WebARTIS--collection JTWC--for more detail about available data in the physical archives.
    • Description of Source: Paper forms held in the NCEI Physical/Analog Archive
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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