Articles | Volume 16, issue 6
Research article
16 Jun 2016
Research article |  | 16 Jun 2016

An intercomparison of tropical cyclone best-track products for the southwest Pacific

Andrew D. Magee, Danielle C. Verdon-Kidd, and Anthony S. Kiem

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We examine the spatiotemporal differences between three TC databases for the southwest Pacific region. In addition, the usefulness of pre-satellite era TC data (1945–1969) is evaluated. While changes in observational technologies from 1945 have undoubtedly improved our ability to detect and monitor TCs, we show that pre-satellite era TC data are not temporally or statistically different to post-satellite era data (1970–present).
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