FLIGHT+ Dataset | Applications & visualizations

Applications & Visualizations of the Vortex Data Message Datsaset

Extensive visualizations are provided for each flight of every storm in the dataset. These visualizations fall into three main categories:

  • Earth-relative visualizations: These plots show the main data flight level data parameters in earth-relative coordinates (lat/lon space). The trajectories are colored by parameter value.
  • Storm-relative visualizations: These plots show the flight trajectories in storm-relative coordinates. No data parameters are shown, just the paths the plane took, colored by whether the location corresponds to a good radial leg or not.
  • Radial leg visualizations: These plots show the main flight level data parameters in radius space relative to the storm center.

Each of the above plot types are provided for all of the flights for a given storm, as well as for each flight of that storm.

Access the Plots

Plots are contained in a hierarchial directory structure:

/<year>/<stormname>/<plot type>/

where plot type is "earth_relative", "storm_relative", or "radial_legs". Note that plots of the radial leg output are not yet available prior to 1999.

 

 

 

This page was last updated 28 May 2020 by Jonathan Vigh.