Hurricane Tracks from 2017 with Precipitation and Cloud Data
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.
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NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio
Datasets used in this visualization
GTOPO30 Topography and BathymetryID: 274Data Compilation USGS
Hurricane/Tropical DataID: 282Database Unisys 2017
CPC (Climate Prediction Center) Cloud CompositeID: 600Data Compilation Climate Prediction Center (CPC) 2017
Global cloud cover from multiple satellitesSee all pages that use this dataset
IMERGID: 863Data Compilation NASA/GSFC 2017
This dataset can be found at: http://pmm.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/document_files/IMERG_ATBD_V4.4.pdfSee all pages that use this dataset
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