STORM IBTrACS present climate synthetic tropical cyclone tracks

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Bloemendaal, Nadia; Haigh, I.D. (Ivan); de Moel, H. (Hans); Muis, S; Haarsma, R.J. (Reindert) et. al. (2020): STORM IBTrACS present climate synthetic tropical cyclone tracks. Version 2. 4TU.ResearchData. dataset.
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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.
  • 2019-11-20 first online
  • 2020-09-30 published, posted
4TU.Centre for Research Data
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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


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