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Hurricane Data Analysis Tool

The Hurricane Data Analysis Tool (formerly the TRMM QuikScat Analysis tool) allows users to overlay various data products relevant in the study of hurricanes in an area plot, a time plot or animation using an interactive tool. The data products being offered include NCEP/CPC 4-km Global (60 deg N - 60 deg S) Merged IR Brightness Temperature Dataset, TRMM's product 3B42, TMI's sea surface temperature, NCEP Reanalysis sea level pressure, QuikScat's wind and global Merged IR product. This tool is beneficial for users to obtain a visualization of a single product, animation or a comparison of two products during a hurricane event.

Please see the FAQ for more information.

First Select Data Combination
Select base dataset:
Select overlay dataset:
Plot type:
Wind Plot type (Apply to QuikSCAT,area plot ONLY):

Cursor Coordinates:

Area of Interest:

You may order data from a range of days using the selection boxes below. An excessive range of days may cause processing delays or exceed the amount of data that may be ordered.

  • TRMM 3B42 Daily Precipitation: 01/01/1998 - Ongoing
  • QuikSCAT Ocean Surface Winds: 07/19/1999 - 11/21/2009
  • TMI SST: 01/01/1998 - Ongoing



Global Merged IR data is now available. View the version history to see what has changed.


QuikSCAT ocean surface winds are provided by the Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (PO.DAAC). TMI SST data are provided by Remote Sensing Systems.


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Last updated: Mar 30, 2010 02:31 PM ET