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Hurricane Imaging Radiometer (HIRAD) Data



This data set contains the ocean surface wind speed and rain rate data as well as excess brightness temperature data in tropical storms and hurricanes from the Hurricane Imaging Radiometer (HIRAD) instrument that flew on board the NASA WB-57 aircraft during the Tropical Cyclone Intensity (TCI) project. The data are in Network Common Data Form (NetCDF). Browse imagery are also included.

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Data Quality final
  • 2.1 (2016-10-18)
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2015-08-30 00:00:00
End datetime 2016-10-23 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 37.85166, Minimum (South) Latitude: 11.31673
Minimum (West) Longitude: -109.29229, Maximum (East) Longitude: -63.04043

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Cecil, D., et al. 2016. Hurricane Imaging Radiometer (HIRAD) Data. Version 2.1. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 12 Jun 2024.

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