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Hurricane Isabel WRF Model Data Visualization

This dataset contains several datasets of compressed "bricks" of floats. Each file represents a single atmospheric variable for one timestep. The file naming convention is VARfNN.bin.gz, where VAR is the variable name (CLOUD, PRECIP, etc.), and NN is the timestep (1 per hour).

There is also and single 2D file (HGTdata.bin.gz) containing the height field of the surface topography.

The Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model is developed by NCAR and its partners (, and the simulation of Hurricane Isabel and data processing are performed by Wei Wang, Cindy Bruyere, and Bill Kuo of Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Division, NCAR, and the SCD visualization group.

If you use the data set, please provide the following attribution:

The authors will like to thank Bill Kuo, Wei Wang, Cindy Bruyere, Tim Scheitlin, and Don Middleton of the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) for providing the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model simulation data of Hurricane Isabel.

A shorter attribution is:

Hurricane Isabel data produced by the Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) model, courtesy of NCAR, and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF).

Detailed Information
Date Created
2016-11-30 14:43:10
Date Last Updated
2018-02-02 13:30:01
Version Date Publisher Published State Source
Temporary Version 2016-11-30 14:43:10 Eric Nienhouse Published