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Historical Hurricane Tracks

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General

Tracking and understanding hurricanes is important to scientists and climatologists who seek to find patterns and variability as a piece in understanding climate change.  For emergency management officials and and those who live in a possible hurricane strike area, it is imperative to study and be aware of the patterns and possibilities in order to prevent loss of life. 

How were these data collected?

Data for more than 6000 global tropical cyclones are included in the IBTrACS database, spanning the last 150 years. For each storm, position, sustained winds, and minimum central pressure data points are collected. The Hurricane Tracker uses Adobe’s Flex Viewer with ESRI’s ArcGIS Server to provide interactive capability.