storms {dplyr}R Documentation

Storm tracks data

Description

This data is a subset of the NOAA Atlantic hurricane database best track data, https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/data/#hurdat. The data includes the positions and attributes of storms from 1975-2020, measured every six hours during the lifetime of a storm.

Usage

storms

Format

A tibble with 11,859 observations and 13 variables:

name

Storm Name

year,month,day

Date of report

hour

Hour of report (in UTC)

lat,long

Location of storm center

status

Storm classification (Tropical Depression, Tropical Storm, or Hurricane)

category

Saffir-Simpson storm category (estimated from wind speed. -1 = Tropical Depression, 0 = Tropical Storm)

wind

storm's maximum sustained wind speed (in knots)

pressure

Air pressure at the storm's center (in millibars)

tropicalstorm_force_diameter

Diameter (in nautical miles) of the area experiencing tropical storm strength winds (34 knots or above)

hurricane_force_diameter

Diameter (in nautical miles) of the area experiencing hurricane strength winds (64 knots or above)

See Also

The script to create the storms data set: https://github.com/tidyverse/dplyr/blob/main/data-raw/storms.R

Examples


# show a plot of the storm paths
if (requireNamespace("ggplot2", quietly = TRUE)) {
  library(ggplot2)
  ggplot(storms) +
    aes(x=long, y=lat, color=paste(year, name)) +
    geom_path() +
    guides(color='none') +
    facet_wrap(~year)
}

storms

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