NOAA GOES-R Series Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) Level 2 Hurricane Intensity Estimation (HIE)

ABI-L2-HIE

browse graphicExample results of Hurricane Intensity estimates as derived from the GOES-R Hurricane Intensity Algorithm over the lifetime of Hurricane Wilma using 4km GOES-12 imagery (green) and 2km GOES-R ABI proxy data (blue).
The Hurricane Intensity product contains information about tropical cyclones along their trajectories from the time they are identified to the current time. Tropical cyclone information provided in the product includes its identity, location, maximum wind speed, Dvorak tropical cyclone current intensity number, detailed wind shear, cloud, and eye characteristics, strengthening and weakening state information, and the start, midpoint, and end observation time of the source ABI product image. Data quality information is not included in the product. A hurricane intensity product file is produced for each tropical cyclone. The units of measure for the maximum sustained wind speed value is meters per second. The advanced Dvorak technique tropical cyclone current and tropical intensity numbers are dimensionless quantities. The Hurricane Intensity product is produced using ABI Full Disk coverage region observations. Product data is produced when a tropical cyclone is in the ABI's field of regard for both daytime and nighttime conditions.
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: GOES-R Algorithm Working Group and GOES-R Program Office, (2017): NOAA GOES-R Series Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) L2 Hurricane Intensity Estimation (HIE). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. [access date].
  • gov.noaa.ncdc:C01519
  • gov.noaa.class:ABIL2PROD
Order Data
Distribution Formats
  • NetCDF (Version: 4)
Distributor Customer Engagement Branch
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Time Period 2017-12-12 to Present (time interval: 30-minute)
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 81.3282
S: -81.3282
E: 6.2995
W: -156.2995
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Processing Documents
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2017-12-12
Edition Provisional
Data Presentation Form Digital image
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Data Update Frequency Continual
Purpose The Hurricane Intensity algorithm will make use of the ABI longwave infrared window band to monitor changes in the cloud top temperature near the tropical cyclone center. An analysis of the cloud top temperature field over the tropical cyclone center, together with a cloud pattern recognition analysis, enables the retrieval of an intensity estimate for the tropical cyclone valid at the time of the ABI image. The tropical storm intensity estimate is output as maximum sustained 1-minute surface winds (Kts), and minimum sea level pressure (MSLP) at the center (hPa) of the tropical storm. Hurricane Intensity estimates will provide critical guidance to forecasters at tropical cyclone forecast centers regarding tropical cyclone storm intensity from storm formation, through development and maturation, to dissipation.
Use Limitations
  • For a complete description of use limitations for this dataset, refer to the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD).
Dataset Citation
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: GOES-R Algorithm Working Group and GOES-R Program Office, (2017): NOAA GOES-R Series Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) L2 Hurricane Intensity Estimation (HIE). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. [access date].
Cited Authors
  • GOES-R Algorithm Working Group
  • GOES-R Program Office
Principal Investigators
  • GOES-R Algorithm Working Group
Resource Providers
  • GOES-R Program Office
Publishers
  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Natural Hazards > Tropical Cyclones > Hurricanes
  • Earth Science > Climate Indicators > Atmospheric/Ocean Indicators > Extreme Weather > Tropical Or Extratropical Cyclone Frequency/Intensity
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Surface Winds > Wind Speed/Wind Direction
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Sea Level Pressure
Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Essential Climate Variables (ECVs)
  • Atmospheric - Surface - Wind Speed And Direction
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 and Product Operations, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Platform keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • GOES-16 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 16
Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • ABI > Advanced Baseline Imager
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Geographic Region > Equatorial
  • Geographic Region > Mid-Latitude
  • Geographic Region > Northern Hemisphere
  • Geographic Region > Southern Hemisphere
  • Geographic Region > Western Hemisphere
  • Geographic Region > Tropics
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America
  • Continent > North America > Central America
  • Continent > South America
  • Ocean > Atlantic Ocean
  • Ocean > Pacific Ocean
Project keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • GOES > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites
  • gov.noaa.class:GRABIPRD
Data Resolution keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Horizontal Data Resolution Keywords
  • 1 km - < 10 km or approximately .01 degree - < .09 degree
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Temporal Data Resolution Keywords
  • 1 minute - < 1 hour
Stratum keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Vertical Location > Sea Surface
  • Vertical Location > Troposphere
Keywords
  • Metadata_Not_Published
Use Constraints
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: GOES-R Algorithm Working Group and GOES-R Program Office, (2017): NOAA GOES-R Series Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) L2 Hurricane Intensity Estimation (HIE). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. [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
  • 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 These data were produced by the NOAA 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
  • The Hurricane Intensity product is generated by the GOES-R ABI Hurricane Intensity ground processing algorithm. The algorithm, which is the Advanced Dvorak Technique, is used to derive a set of Dvorak Tropical numbers and a Current Intensity number that map directly to a maximum sustained one minute wind speed using a set of pre-determined statistical relationships. The algorithm determines the intensity of a tropical cyclone by matching observed brightness temperature patterns in the current processed ABI Full Disk level 1b band 13 image with a central wavelength of 10.35 um to a set of pre-defined tropical cyclone structures. From this correlation, the center and scene type of the tropical cyclone are determined. The Tropical and Current Intensity numbers are determined based on the recent trend of strengthening or weakening, and pre-defined intensity variation thresholds that vary as a function of time.
  • 2017-09-25T00:00:00 - The GOES-16 ABI Hurricane Intensity Estimation algorithm reached beta maturity.
  • 2018-07-20T00:00:00 - The GOES-16 ABI Hurricane Intensity Estimation algorithm reached provisional maturity.
  • The GOES-16 ABI Hurricane Intensity Estimation algorithm reached full validation maturity.
Processing Documents
Source Datasets
  • NOAA GOES-R Series Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) Level 1b Radiances
    • ABI-L1B-RAD
      Source dataset landing page with general information and access links for the dataset.
    • Description of Source: Level 1b radiances
    • Temporal extent used: 2017-02-28 to Present
    • Spatial extent used: N:81.3282 S:-81.3282 E:6.2995 W:-156.2995
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: 2018-07-26
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