Tropical Cyclone Tracks of the North Atlantic Ocean

In my opinion, one of the most useful publications on tropical cyclones in the Atlantic basin is the so-called “Track Book.”   The publication has been recently updated and shows tracks of all the tropical/subtropical storms and hurricanes going back to 1851.  These tracks are shown by individual year, my month, and by 10-day intervals.

In addition, a wealth of information is included such as frequency of occurrence, beginning and ending dates of seasons, and U.S. landfalls.

The publication is officially called the Historical Climatology Series 6-2: Tropical Cyclones of the North Atlantic Ocean 1851-2006, and the sixth revision was prepared by the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) in cooperation with the National Hurricane Center (NHC).  Current authors are NHC’s  Colin J. McAdie, Christopher W. Landsea, Charles J. Neumann (retired), Joan E. David, and Eric S. Blake as well as NCDC’s Gregory R. Hammer. 

The publication can be ordered as a soft cover book for a price from NCDC or can be downloaded for free.  See http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/abouttrackbooks.shtml.

NOAA's Tropical Cyclones of the North Atlantic Ocean 1851-2006

NOAA's Tropical Cyclones of the North Atlantic Ocean 1851-2006

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