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created Feb 17, 2011

updated May 11, 2011

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Description

The National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC) routinely collects reports of severe weather and compiles them with public access from the database called SeverePlot (Hart and Janish 1999) with a Graphic Information System (GIS). The composite SVRGIS information is made available to the public primarily in .zip files of approximately 50MB size. The files located at the access point contain track information regarding known tornados during the period 1950 to 2006. Although available to all, the data provided may be of particular value to weather professionals and students of meteorological sciences. An instructional manual is provided on how to build and develop a basic severe weather report GIS database in ArcGis and is located at the technical documentation site contained in this metadata catalog.

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1950-2006 Tornado Tracks, funnel, environment, national weather, federal data download, kmz, warning, weather service, federal datasets, severe, weather, watch, tornado, doppler radar, GIS, twister, forecast, kml
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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Dataset Summary
Agency
Department of Commerce
Sub-Agency
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Date Released
unknown
Date Updated
2006
Time Period
1950-2006
Frequency
Annual
High Value Dataset
N
Suggested by Public
Y
Dataset Information
Data.gov Data Category Type
Raw Data Catalog
Specialized Data Category Designation
Geospatial
Unique ID
47
Extended Type
Raw Data
Dataset Coverage
Unit of Analysis
Storm
Granularity
Vector
Geographic Coverage
Continental United States
Data Description
Collection Mode
Observations, radar, web, phone, email, radio
Data Collection Instrument
various
Data Dictionary
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ind/?n=svrgis
Data Quality
Data Quality Certification
Yes
Privacy and Confidentiality
Yes
Applicable Information Quality Guideline Designation
NOAA NWS
FGDC Compliance (Geospatial Only)
Yes
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Data.gov Program Management Office Data.gov Program Management Office

created Feb 17, 2011

updated May 11, 2011

Description

The National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC) routinely collects reports of severe weather and compiles them with public access from the database called SeverePlot (Hart and Janish 1999) with a Graphic Information System (GIS). The composite SVRGIS information is made available to the public primarily in .zip files of approximately 50MB size. The files located at the access point contain track information regarding known tornados during the period 1950 to 2006. Although available to all, the data provided may be of particular value to weather professionals and students of meteorological sciences. An instructional manual is provided on how to build and develop a basic severe weather report GIS database in ArcGis and is located at the technical documentation site contained in this metadata catalog.

Activity
Community Rating
Current value: 0.0 out of 5
Your Rating
Current value: out of 5
Raters
0
Visits
11715
Downloads
5074
Comments
0
Contributors
0
Meta
Category
Geography and Environment
Permissions
Public
Tags
1950-2006 Tornado Tracks, funnel, environment, national weather, federal data download, kmz, warning, weather service, federal datasets, severe, weather, watch, tornado, doppler radar, GIS, twister, forecast, kml
Licensing and Attribution
Data Provided By
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Source Link
(none)
Dataset Summary
Agency
Department of Commerce
Sub-Agency
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Date Released
unknown
Date Updated
2006
Time Period
1950-2006
Frequency
Annual
High Value Dataset
N
Suggested by Public
Y
Dataset Information
Data.gov Data Category Type
Raw Data Catalog
Specialized Data Category Designation
Geospatial
Unique ID
47
Extended Type
Raw Data
Dataset Coverage
Unit of Analysis
Storm
Granularity
Vector
Geographic Coverage
Continental United States
Data Description
Collection Mode
Observations, radar, web, phone, email, radio
Data Collection Instrument
various
Data Dictionary
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ind/?n=svrgis
Data Quality
Data Quality Certification
Yes
Privacy and Confidentiality
Yes
Applicable Information Quality Guideline Designation
NOAA NWS
FGDC Compliance (Geospatial Only)
Yes