Global Typhoon path dataset (2018)

The global typhoon path data set contains the data of 29 typhoon path points in the Northwest Pacific in 2018, including time, longitude and latitude, central air pressure, wind speed and wind force, future direction, future speed, wind force level and other indicators; the data comes from the typhoon network of the Central Meteorological Station (, using Python to grab the typhoon path data published on the web page, In addition, the captured Excel data table is sorted into ShapeFile form, and each path point is given wind power level according to the wind power rating standard of typhoon;

It can be applied to the analysis of the characteristics and influence of the movement of typhoon path points, wind speed and wind force.

Data file naming and use method

The data is named after the typhoon number (Arabic numerals) of the Central Meteorological Observatory Typhoon Network, in the order from 1 to 29. The format is shapefile vector format, which can be opened by using ArcGIS, ENVI and other softwares.

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CHEN Yiting, YANG Hua, Wu Jianjun, Zhou Hongmin. Global Typhoon path dataset (2018). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, 2019. doi: 10.11888/Disas.tpdc.270205. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

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License: This work is licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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Geographic coverage
Spatial coverage

East: 179.30

South: 4.60

West: 103.60

North: 44.90

  • Temporal resolution: Hourly
  • Spatial resolution: 1º
  • File size: 0.24 MB
  • Browse count: 1,244 Times
  • Apply count: 14 Times
  • Share mode: online
  • Temporal coverage: 2018-01-03 To 2018-12-26
  • Updated time: 2019-08-31
Contact Information
: CHEN Yiting   YANG Hua   Wu Jianjun   Zhou Hongmin  

Distributor: National Tibetan Plateau Data Center


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