Global Typhoon path dataset (2018)

1) The data includes data on 29 typhoon path points occurring in the Pacific Northwest in 2018. The data includes time, latitude and longitude, central air pressure, wind speed wind power, future direction, future speed, and wind level;

2) The data comes from the Central Meteorological Observatory Typhoon Network (, using python to capture the typhoon path data published by the webpage, and sorting the extracted excel data table into shapefile form. According to the typhoon wind level classification standard, the wind level is given to each path point;

3) The data quality is good;

4) The data can be applied to typhoon characteristics and impact analysis based on typhoon path point movement, wind speed, wind power, and the like.

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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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: 352 Times
  • Apply count: 12 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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