QSCAT-R Dataset | References

References for the QSCAT-R Dataset

This page provides guidance on how to cite the QSCAT-R Dataset, as well as scientific and technical references that users may find useful when citing the QSCAT-R Dataset in scholarly works.

How to cite the QSCAT-R Dataset

When data from the QSCAT-R Dataset are used in a scholarly article or presentation, we request that you provide a data citation to the QSCAT-R Dataset. The suggested format for a data citation is:

	Chavas, D. R. and J. L. Vigh, 2015: QSCAT-R: The QuikSCAT Tropical Cyclone Radial Structure Dataset (Version 1.0). 
             Tropical Cyclone Data Project, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Research Applications Laboratory, 
	     Boulder, Colorado. [Available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.5065/D65B00J3.] Accessed* dd mmm yyyy.

where * dd mmm yyyy is the date which you last accessed the dataset (e.g., 23 Dec 2015).

Relevant references for any use of the QSCAT-R Dataset

  • Chavas, D. R, N. Lin, and K. A. Emanuel, 2015: A model for the complete radial structure of the tropical cyclone wind field. Part I: Comparison with observed structure. J. Atmos. Sci., 72, 3647-3662, doi:10.1175/JAS-D-15-0014.1.
  • Chavas, D. R. and J. L. Vigh., 2015: QSCAT-R+: The QuikSCAT Tropical Cyclone Radial Profile Dataset: Wind radii and radial profiles of wind and rain for tropical cyclones globally, 1999-2009. NCAR Technical Note NCAR/TN-513+STR, 25 pp, doi:10.5065/D6J67DZ4. (pdf)

The 2015 article serves as the primary scientific reference for the QSCAT-R Dataset, so a user should cite this reference in most cases. Technical details about the data sources and the dataset structure are treated in the 2015 NCAR Technical Note, which should also be cited.

This page was last updated 22 December 2015 by Daniel Chavas.