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GFDL vortex tracker test data

Required Datasets for the Test Case

The following is a list of the required datasets to run the GFDL vortex tracker system.

  • model forecast output files in GRIB1 format
  • GRIB index files
  • forecast lead times (in minutes)
  • TCVitals file containing the first guess location of the forecast vortex
  • namelist for the tracker.exe program
  • file used for tropical cyclongenesis tracking.

For the convience of the user community, sample files for running the tracker for the 2011 Hurricane Irene are provided.

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