The MAXSS Storm Atlas can be  accessed using the following link

The data file organization is as follow:


<track source (e.g. ibtracs)> <basin (e.g. north-atlantic)>

<storm folder>


  • ●  track source is the name of the track catalogue used to provide the best tracks with which the observation data were matched
  • ●  basin is the basin (East-Pacific, North-Atlantic, North-Indian, South-Atlantic, South-Indian, South-Pacific, West-Pacific) of the basin where the storm starts from
  • ●  year is the year of the storm track’s start day
  • ●  storm folder is the directory that contains all the collocated observation data filesfor a given storm.In the case of tropical storms, and in order to ease the search for a particular storm, the storm folder uses the following naming convention, combining different namings for a given storm: <track code>_<ATCF name>_<storm name>where:
  • ●  track code is the identifier of the storm in the convention of the used storm catalogue
  • ●  ATCF name is the storm identifier in the Automated Tropical Cyclone Forecasting (ATCF) System, when existing (empty string otherwise)
  • ●  storm name is the storm name as provided by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), when existing (empty string otherwise)


Augustus 2022