Dataset of tropical cyclone Idai and subsequent flood disaster in Southern Africa (March 2019)

1) The data includes the path data of the tropical cyclone “Idai” that occurred in the southern hemisphere in March 2019, and the data on the flooding in southern Africa caused by it. It is an important data source supplement to the major tropical cyclone disasters in 2019.

2) The tropical cyclone path data is compiled from the monitoring data of the National Satellite Meteorological Center, and the ArcGIS software is used to read the latitude and longitude coordinates. The flooded area data of the floods in southern Africa is extracted by the high-resolution satellite imagery of the Chinese Academy of Sciences Remote Sensing.

3) Data quality is OK.

4) It can be used for path analysis, affected situation analysis and damage assessment of tropical cyclone “Idai”.

Data file naming and use method

The first folder contains the data of the path points and lines of the tropical cyclone "Idai" in the format of shapefile;
The second folder contains flooded range data in the form of a shapefile.

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CHEN Yiting, YANG Hua, Wu Jianjun, Zhou Hongmin. Dataset of tropical cyclone Idai and subsequent flood disaster in Southern Africa (March 2019). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, 2019. doi: 10.11888/Disas.tpdc.270207. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

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Geographic coverage
Spatial coverage

East: 41.00

South: -23.00

West: 30.00

North: -15.00

  • Temporal resolution: Hourly
  • Spatial resolution: 1º
  • File size: 23 MB
  • Browse count: 311 Times
  • Apply count: 3 Times
  • Share mode: online
  • Updated time: 2019-09-01
Contact Information
: CHEN Yiting   YANG Hua   Wu Jianjun   Zhou Hongmin  

Distributor: National Tibetan Plateau Data Center


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