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A meteorology database of Hurricane Patricia's remnants along the Northern Gulf Coast

Consortium for Oil Spill Exposure Pathways in Coastal River-Dominated Ecosystems (CONCORDE)

Last Update:
Feb 28 2019 15:17 UTC
Dataset Author(s):
Dr. Patrick Fitzpatrick, Yee H. Lau
Point of Contact:
Fitzpatrick, Patrick
Mississippi State University / Geosystems Research Institute
1021 Balch Blvd
Stennis Space Center, Mississippi  39529
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A gridded hourly database at 0.01 degree spacing for the northern Gulf of Mexico was developed from October 18-31, 2015 during tropical cyclone Patricia. It combines 4 data sources to create 13 meteorological parameters in NetCDF format. Data sources include: the Real-Time Mesoscale Analysis (RTMA), the North American Mesoscale Forecast System (NAM), the Next Generation Weather Radar (NEXRAD), and the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR). These data sources provide 2-meter temperature, relative humidity, surface pressure, 10-meter u and v wind components, sea surface temperature, cloud fraction, downward shortwave radiation flux, downward longwave radiation flux and one hour precipitation total. Additional parameters including the surface u and v momentum stresses, and sensible heat flux, were calculated using the Florida State University’s Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Response Experiment (COARE) algorithm.

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