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Arctic Cyclone Track Data Set, 1966-1993


This data set comprises a 28-year record (1 May 1966 through 31 December 1993) of twice-daily extra tropical cyclone statistics for the Northern Hemisphere. Data were obtained from application of the updated Serreze (1995) algorithm to National Meteorological Center (NMC) sea level pressure (SLP) fields for the 47x51 octagonal grid. The data set includes the position and central pressure of each cyclone, whether the observation represents a cyclogenesis or cyclolysis event (from the first and last observation of each system), and the local Laplacian (105 mb m-2) and sea level pressure tendency (SLPT) (mb (12h-1)) at each cyclone center.

Data access

ORDER data for delivery by FTP

Additional information

Related projects: ARCSS
Observational frequency: 12 hourly
Spatial type: point
Categories: Arctic, Surface
Documentation: readme.txt [9 KB]
Identifier: doi:10.5065/D6C827FK (Link: )

Temporal coverage

Begin datetime: 1966-05-01 00:00:00, End datetime: 1993-12-31 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Minimum latitude: 60.000000, Minimum longitude: -180.000000
Maximum latitude: 90.000000, Maximum longitude: 180.000000


Point of contact

Mark C. Serreze
E-Mail address: serreze at nsidc dot org