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CEOS/NSIDC Extratropical Cyclone Tracking (CNECT) project examines individual cyclone tracks for the Northern Hemisphere. Detection and tracking are conducted using version 12.2 of the cyclone detection and tracking algorithm developed by Crawford & Serreze (2016) applied to ERA-5 sea-level pressure data at a 3-hr temporal resolution and 50 km spatial resolution for the period 1979 – present (updated annually). Each CSV file contains information regarding the location, propagation, intensity, and size of the storm for each observation time. Whether a storm is a multi-center cyclone or interacting (splitting or merging) with other storm systems is also noted. To provide the most complete dataset possible, no subsetting of storms is applied, but for most studies, limiting tracks to only those exceeding some minimum longevity measure (e.g., lifespan ≥ 24 h or track length ≥ 1000 km) is recommended.

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    Title CEOS/NSIDC Extratropical Cyclone Tracking
    Research Program Name
    Keywords Atmosphere, Climate, Extreme weather, Meteorology, Storms, Synoptic-scale meteorology
    Keyword Vocabulary Polar Data Catalogue
    Keyword Vocabulary URL https://www.polardata.ca/pdcinput/public/keywordlibrary
    Website
    Theme Atmosphere
    Status In Progress
    Project DOI 10.34992/ebnw-s681
    Metadata Creation Date 2022
    Publisher CanWIN
    Preferred citation Crawford, Alex D; Serreze, Mark C; Barber, David; Dahl-Jensen, Dorthe; Stroeve, Julienne, 2021, “CEOS/NSIDC Extratropical Cyclone Tracking (CNECT)”, DOI, CanWIN, Version 12.2.
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    Project extent
    Project Area Northern hemisphere
    Spatial regions Northern Hemisphere
    Spatial extent West Bound Longitude -180.0
    Spatial extent East Bound Longitude 180.0
    Spatial extent South Bound Latitude 0.0
    Spatial extent North Bound Latitude 90.0
    Temporal extent
    Project Start Date 2015-01-20
    Project End Date
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    Project Contributors
    Principal Investigators
    Principal Investigators 1
    Principal Investigator Name
    Crawford, Alex D
    Type of Name
    Personal
    Principal Investigator Email
    alex.crawford@umanitoba.ca
    Principal Investigator Affiliation
    Centre for Earth Observation Science - University of Manitoba
    Principal Investigator ORCID ID
    0000-0003-1561-290X
    Co-Investigators
    Co-Investigators 1
    Co-Investigator Name
    Serreze, Mark C
    Co-Investigator Role
    Project Member
    Co-Investigator Email
    serreze@nsidc.org
    Co-Investigator Affiliation
    National Snow and Ice Data Center
    Co-Investigator ORCID ID
    0000-0002-3699-302X
    Co-Investigators 2
    Co-Investigator Name
    Barber, David
    Co-Investigator Role
    Supervisor
    Co-Investigator Email
    david.barber@umanitoba.ca
    Co-Investigator Affiliation
    Centre for Earth Observation Science - University of Manitoba
    Co-Investigator ORCID ID
    Co-Investigators 3
    Co-Investigator Name
    Dahl-Jensen, Dorthe
    Co-Investigator Role
    Supervisor
    Co-Investigator Email
    ddj@nbi.ku.dk
    Co-Investigator Affiliation
    Centre for Earth Observation Science - University of Manitoba
    Co-Investigator ORCID ID
    0000-0002-1474-1948
    Co-Investigators 4
    Co-Investigator Name
    Stroeve, Julienne C
    Co-Investigator Role
    Supervisor
    Co-Investigator Email
    julienne.stroeve@umanitoba.ca
    Co-Investigator Affiliation
    Centre for Earth Observation Science - University of Manitoba
    Co-Investigator ORCID ID
    0000-0001-7316-8320
    Project Data Curator Alex D. Crawford
    Project Data Curator email alex.crawford@umantioba.ca
    Project Data Curator Affiliation Centre for Earth Observation Science - University of Manitoba
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    License Name Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
    Licence Schema Name SPDX
    Licence URL https://spdx.org/licenses
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