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.