NOAA Storms wrapper
Get NOAA IBTrack data ready to use in R.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which releases datasets known as International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship.
getStorms: Fetch NOAA historical best track storms data
> df <- getStorms(c('EP')) > df2 <- getStorms(c('EP', 'SP'), dateRange = c(as.Date('2010-01-01'), as.Date('2012-01-01'))) > head(df[1:5]) Serial_Num Season Num Basin Sub_basin Name 2 1902276N14266 1902 01 EP MM UNNAMED 3 1902276N14266 1902 01 EP MM UNNAMED 4 1902276N14266 1902 01 EP MM UNNAMED 5 1902276N14266 1902 01 EP MM UNNAMED 6 1902276N14266 1902 01 EP MM UNNAMED
Argument: A vector of basin codes from the list:
- NA: North Atlantic
- SA: South Atlantic
- NI: North Indian
- SI: South Indian
- EP: East Pacific
- SP: South Pacific
- WP: West Pacific
Argument: A vector of two dates. Storms dated outside of this date range will be filtered out.
# load a map of the world and `clipPolys` it to avoid issues when zooming in with `coord_map` wm <- map_data("world") library("PBSmapping") data.table::setnames(wm, c("X","Y","PID","POS","region","subregion")) worldmap = clipPolys(wm, xlim=c(20,110),ylim=c(0, 45), keepExtra=TRUE) # load storms for North Indian ocean spStorms <- getStorms(c('NA', 'SA')) ggplot(spStorms, aes(x = Longitude, y = Latitude, group = Serial_Num)) + geom_polygon(data = worldmap, aes(x = X, y = Y, group = PID), fill = "whitesmoke", colour = "gray10", size = 0.2) + geom_path(alpha = 0.1, size = 0.8, color = "red") + coord_map(xlim = c(20,110), ylim = c(0, 45))
This package uses IBTrACS data v4.0, released from March 2019.
For a complete description of the changes in v4.0, read the official NOAA changelog.