Hurricane Tracks from 2017 with Precipitation and Cloud Data

  • Released Thursday, October 5th, 2017
  • Updated Friday, August 25th, 2023 at 12:09AM
  • ID: 4586

These visualizations show the tracks of Atlantic hurricanes during 2017. Data from the Global Precipitation Mission called IMERG is used to show rainfall and data from NOAA's GOES East shows clouds. Storm position and wind speed data from UNISYS are used to show the track lines. The numbers 1 through 5 as well as "T" are displayed when storms change categories. The "T" stands for tropical storm.

There are 2 visualizations at various resolutions:
- a wide Atlantic view that shows all of the hurricane tracks
- a view that follows and zooms in only on Hurricane Harvey

These visualizaitons were created to support NASA talks given at the National Air and Space Musuem (NASM) in October 2017. The wide Atlantic view was updated at the end of hurricane season to include all Atlantic hurricanes in 2017 for display at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) conference.

These visualizations only go through October 2017 because there were no Atlantic hurricanes in November or December 2017.


Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio


This visualization can be found in the following series:

Datasets used in this visualization

CPC (Climate Prediction Center) Cloud Composite
Data Compilation Climate Prediction Center (CPC) 2017

Global cloud cover from multiple satellites

See more visualizations using this data set
GTOPO30 Topography and Bathymetry
Data Compilation USGS
Hurricane/Tropical Data
Database Unisys 2017

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