This Hurricane Data Portal is designed for viewing and studying hurricanes in the Atlantic region by utilizing various measurements by the NASA remote-sensing instruments. The portal consists of four main components:
- Current Conditions (in pre-selected regions and updated daily): the latest maps and profiles from NASA satellites, such as, TRMM, AIRS, etc.
- Event based: the latest maps and profiles for an active tropical storm or hurricane
- Science focus: Examples/stories describing the data usage in hurricane monitoring and research
- Archives: maps and profiles from past tropical storms and hurricanes
The goals of the Hurricane Portal are:
The GES DISC Hurricane Data Portal goal is to assist the science community in future research and investigations of the science of hurricanes. In building collaborations and becoming part of the community we can help serve in the efforts to understanding scientific aspects of hurricanes by providing data access and visualization tools and services.
Hurricane Portal Release notes:
- Public Release 1.0: This release has added new functionality. The archive gallery is now more user friendly being dynamically generated based on user inputs. It also features more images for each event adding QuikScat data and AIRS curtain plots. A new tool has also been added. The TRMM/QuikScat analysis tool has been released in a beta version. This tool overlays TRMM 3B42, QuikScat wind and TMI SST data in a time or area plot.
- Beta Release 0.5: This beta release presents the first attempt for the Hurricane Portal and began planning and development June 19, 2006. Some of the pages and services are still under development. New additions will be added over the course of the future.