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STORM IBTrACS present climate synthetic tropical cyclone tracks

posted on 18.03.2021, 14:40 by Nadia Bloemendaal, I.D. (Ivan) Haigh, H. (Hans) de Moel, S Muis, R.J. (Reindert) Haarsma, J.C.J.H. (Jeroen) Aerts
Datasets consisting of 10,000 years of synthetic tropical cyclone tracks, generated using the Synthetic Tropical cyclOne geneRation Model (STORM) algorithm (see Bloemendaal et al, Generation of a Global Synthetic Tropical cyclone Hazard Dataset using STORM, in review). The dataset is generated using historical data from IBTrACS and resembles present-climate conditions. The data can be used to calculate tropical cyclone risk in all (coastal) regions prone to tropical cyclones.

VERSION UPDATE (30 Sept 2020): The Saffir-Simpson category thresholds were wrongly calculated in the previous version, this has now been corrected.

VERSION UPDATE (18 March 2021): The old version of STORM contained some duplicate cyclone tracks. These have now been removed.



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Deltares,Delft, The Netherlands Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), De Bilt, The Netherlands; University of Southampton, National Oceanography Centre, School of Ocean and Earth Science, European Way, Southampton, United Kingdom Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), Amsterdam, the Netherlands