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Data base

Posted by D on October 6, 2008, 7:02 am, in reply to "Re: Tropical Storm Norbert"
Message modified by board administrator October 9, 2008, 8:30 am

Found something called The Digital Coast -

On the page that comes up go to the bottom and click "Access the tool now"

On the next page click "Query Storm Tracks", it is going to say something about the size of your monitor, click ok.

Click on "Place name"

On the "Non US Location", select Mexico

For the City, use Cihuatlan or Manzanillo etc.

On the next page is where you refine the search

Just for an example leave it at "All Storms" / Distance 65 Nautical Miles /
On the date select 2004 / Leave All Months and hit Submit

That should bring up a map with the storms shown with names.

I am sure there is a lot to learn about this Digital Coast site. If you find some good stuff, please share.

New notes -

You can select more than one of something by clicking on one, holding the shift key down and then clicking on the other. That will select all in-between. Alternatively, click on one then hold the CTRL key down and select the ones you want individually.

Selecting 25 nautical miles will give you a more focused result, both in the number of storms and the map of the area.

When using the zoom feature it will zoom where you click the map, so click right on the spot you want to zoom to.

Using the Query Expediter (saving a link to a specific storm) is a bit tricky. Best way I have found is to go to the data base of storms -
and use the storm number at the end of this URL (where the xxx is) - http

Just for fun, on the top of the map, fourth box from the left is one that is labeled "All Storms"
click on that. Wow.



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