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STORM IBTrACS present climate synthetic tropical cyclone tracks

posted on 2022-07-22, 13:53 authored by Nadia BloemendaalNadia Bloemendaal, I.D. (Ivan) Haigh, H. (Hans) de Moel, S MuisS 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.

VERSION UPDATE (22 July 2022): The last version accidentally still had the old wrong categories ... This version has the right categories AND the duplicates removed! :-)



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