Dataset

Tornado Tracks and Icons, 1950-2006

Added By Infochimps
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.

Additional facts from data.gov

Dataset Summary

  • Date Released: unknown
  • Date Updated: 2006
  • Time Period: 1950-2006
  • Data.gov Data Category Type: Raw Data Catalog
  • Frequency: Annual
  • Specialized Data Category Designation: Geospatial

Contributing Agency Information

Miscellaneous Facts

  • FGDC Compliance (Geospatial Only): Yes

License

Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.