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Title Reanalysis of the 1954-1963 Atlantic Hurricane Seasons
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Degree MS
Discipline/Department Geosciences
Degree Level thesis
University/Publisher Florida International University
Abstract HURDAT is the main historical archive of all tropical storms and hurricanes in the North Atlantic Basin, which includes the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico, from 1851 to the present. HURDAT is maintained and updated annually by the National Hurricane Center at Miami, Florida. Today, HURDAT is widely used by research scientists, operational hurricane forecasters, insurance companies, emergency managers and others. HURDAT contains both systematic biases and random errors. Thus, the reanalysis of HURDAT is vital. For this thesis, HURDAT is reanalyzed for the period of 1954-1963. The track and intensity of each existing tropical cyclone in HURDAT is assessed in the light of 21<sup>st</sup> century understanding and previously unrecognized tropical cyclones are detected and analyzed. The resulting changes will be recommended to the National Hurricane Center Best Track Change Committee for inclusion in HURDAT.
Subjects/Keywords HURDAT; tropical cyclones; hurricanes; tropical storms; extratropical; tropical depressions; tropical waves; reanalysis; disturbance; microfilm; MWR; HWM
Contributors Hugh Willoughby; Chris Landsea; Haiyan Jiang; Ping Zhu
Country of Publication us
Record ID oai:digitalcommons.fiu.edu:etd-2707
Repository fiu
Date Retrieved
Date Indexed 2020-01-06
Created Date 2014-07-01 07:00:00

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…10 3. Microfilm image on September 27, 1958, at 15Z showing Hurricane Helene impacting parts of the Carolinas ............................................................................11 4. Satellite images captured by TIROS in 1961 and 1962…

…Top image is the microfilm on September 23rd, 1955 at 18Z showing a tropical disturbance listed as Katie and the bottom image is the microfilm on September 23rd, 1955 at 12Z showing another disturbance listed as Linda...........30 9. 1955 original…

…34 12. 1956 revised track map ..........................................................................................34 13. Microfilm image of the new tropical storm off the Louisiana coast on May 1st, 1957 at 12Z…

…track map .........................................................................................50 23. 1961 revised track map ..........................................................................................50 24. Microfilm image of the…

…1963 revised track map ..........................................................................................57 29. Microfilm map showing Hurricane Greta on November 4th, 1956, at 12Z ...........61 x   LIST OF TABLES TABLE PAGE 1. Saffir…

…NCDC National Hurricane Center Best Track Change Committee NHCBTCC National Hurricane Research Project NHRP Nautical mile nm New Hampshire NH New York NY NHC Microfilm Maps MICRO NHC Storm Wallets WALLETS North Carolina NC North Texas…

…surface analyses of the entire northern hemisphere once daily at 12Z and once daily 500 mb maps. The microfilm maps (Figure 3) are available every six hours for the entire Atlantic basin, except during the months of November and December…

Microfilm maps of hurricanes making landfall in the United 9   States are available every hour for most storms. The HWM and microfilm show the observations from ships and land stations, including the direction and strength of winds, sea level pressure…

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