Digital Typhoon Dataset released

DIAS has newly released the “Digital Typhoon Dataset” on November 3, 2023. This dataset comprises meteorological satellite images and best-track data for typhoons in the Northwest Pacific region.

  • The meteorological satellite imagery is created from infrared imagery (11 micrometers) from geostationary meteorological satellites Himawari 1 to 9 by a map projection (Lambert azimuthal equal-area) of a 1250 km radius centered on the typhoon.
  • The best track is created from the best track data published by the Japan Meteorological Agency by interpolating it into hourly data.

As of October 2023, it consists of 189364 images for 1099 typhoons from 1978 to 2022 and is expected to be updated annually.

This dataset is particularly suitable for machine learning, and the official page of the dataset also explains how to use it for machine learning.

Please refer to the metadata page for the details and download of this dataset. The link to the official page is also on the metadata page.