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Historical Tropical Cyclone Along-track Potential Intensity (and Derived Quantities) for Six Ocean Basins from Reanalyses

Daniel Gilford; Allison Wing; Shannon Shields

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  "publisher": "Zenodo", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.3905132", 
  "language": "eng", 
  "title": "Historical Tropical Cyclone Along-track Potential Intensity (and Derived Quantities) for Six Ocean Basins from Reanalyses", 
  "issued": {
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  "abstract": "<p>Supporting derived data for Shields et al. (2020, GRL).</p>\n\n<p>Derived tropical cyclone potential intensities and associated variables across the North Atlantic (NA), Eastern North&nbsp;Pacific (EP), North Indian (NI), South Indian (SI), South Pacific (SP), and Western North Pacific (WP)&nbsp;ocean basins, from MERRA2, ERA-I, and MERRA2 with SSTs replaced by HadISSTs. NA/WP basins also have potential&nbsp;and observed intensities calculated with NCEP/NCAR and ERA-20C reanalyses over 1950-2016 and 1950-2010, respectively.</p>\n\n<p>All files are netcdf format, organized by basin, with&nbsp;suffixes on data variables to indicate reanalysis:</p>\n\n<ul>\n\t<li>&quot;_m&quot;: MERRA2 (Gelaro et al. 2017)</li>\n\t<li>&quot;_h&quot;: MERRA2-HadISSTs (Rayner et al. 2003)</li>\n\t<li>&quot;_e&quot;:&nbsp;ERA-I (Dee et al. 2011)</li>\n\t<li>&quot;_n&quot;: NCEP/NCAR (Kalnay et al. 2016)</li>\n\t<li>&quot;_c&quot;: ERA-20C (Stickler et al. 2014)</li>\n</ul>\n\n<p>When using this data, please include the citation:</p>\n\n<blockquote>\n<p><strong>Shannon Shields, Allison Wing, and Daniel M. Gilford, 2020: A Global Analysis of Interannual Variability of Potential and Actual Tropical Cyclone Intensities. Geophys. Res. Lett.</strong></p>\n</blockquote>\n\n<p>Potential intensities calculated with the Bister and Emanuel (2002) algorithm (<strong>pcmin.m</strong>) by Kerry Emanuel (revised by Daniel Gilford, Gilford et al. 2019), available freely at:&nbsp;</p>\n\n<p>MERRA2, ERA-I, and MERRA2 with SSTs replaced by HadISSTs&nbsp;calculations were performed&nbsp;by Daniel Gilford; NCEP/NCAR and ERA-20C calculations were performed by&nbsp;Dr. Suzana Camargo&nbsp;(many thanks!).</p>\n\n<p>Please direct any questions or comments to daniel[dot]gilford[at]rutgers[dot]edu.</p>", 
  "author": [
      "family": "Daniel Gilford"
      "family": "Allison Wing"
      "family": "Shannon Shields"
  "version": "1.1", 
  "type": "dataset", 
  "id": "3905132"
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