FLIGHT+ Dataset | About the Flight Level Dataset (FLIGHT+)

About the Flight Level Dataset (FLIGHT+)

The second phase of this RPI- and HFIP-funded project has built a new dataset of standardized flight level data. This dataset covers all Atlantic, Eastern Pacific, and Central Pacific tropical cyclones with flight level data during the period from 1997 to 2018. The dataset also includes flights in certain Western Pacific TCs in 2008 and 2010. The flight level data is provided in both earth-relative and storm-relative coordinates at the highest temporal resolution available (e.g. 30-second, 10-second, or 1-second). Additionally, flight level data has been parsed by radial leg and interpolated to a standardized radial grid. Significant effort has been undertaken to quality control the data. The dataset was released to RPI member companies in August 2014. The dataset was released to the public on 20 April 2016 and has been updated several times since then. All users are encouraged to download the most recent version of the dataset (v1.3).

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Use the links below to learn more about the data sources have gone into this dataset, to download the combined dataset and accompanying documentation, and to learn more about applications of this dataset.


This page was last updated 25 May 2020 by Jonathan Vigh.