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These data represent modeled, historical exposure of U.S. offshore and coastal waters to tropical cyclone activity within the Eastern Pacific Ocean basin. BOEM Outer Continental Shelf Lease Blocks and equivalent areas for coastal waters were used to construct the grid by which exposure was quantified. Exposure was quantified using intersecting storm tracks, overlapping wind intensity areas, and mathematical return intervals. Symbology is based on the modeled occurrence of tropical storm force (34-knot) or greater winds per lease block. Wind climatology was based on Extended Best Track re-analysis data, using overwater wind data only. Due to the exclusion of inland wind values used within the model outputs, the interpretation of wind exposure metrics within coastal waters should be interpreted carefully. Storm tracks were provided by International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship (IBTrACS) data for the period 1900-2013. Data represent past climatology only and do not suggest predicted future impacts or exposure.

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This layer is a component of Tropical Cyclone Exposure (Eastern Pacific).

These data represent modeled, historical exposure of U.S. offshore and coastal waters to tropical cyclone activity within the Eastern Pacific Ocean basin. BOEM Outer Continental Shelf Lease Blocks and equivalent areas for coastal waters were used to construct the grid by which exposure was quantified. Exposure was quantified using intersecting storm tracks, overlapping wind intensity areas, and mathematical return intervals. Symbology is based on the modeled occurrence of tropical storm force (34-knot) or greater winds per lease block. Due to the exclusion of inland wind values used within the model outputs, the interpretation of wind exposure metrics within coastal waters should be interpreted carefully. Data represent past climatology only and do not suggest predicted future impacts or exposure. If you plan to ingest this service into your own application and would like to be informed about planned and unplanned service outages or changes to existing services, please register for our Data Services Newsletter (coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/publications/subscribe). For additional information, please contact the NOAA Office for Coastal Management (coastal.info@noaa.gov).

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Technical Details

Layer ID 20894
Data type Vector multipolygon
Feature count 47282
Attributes 50-Knot_Wind_Return_Interval_years, 64-Knot_Wind_Occurrences, 64-Knot_Wind_Return_Interval_years, 50-Knot_Wind_Occurrences, Protraction_Number, 34-Knot_Wind_Return_Interval_years, 34-Knot_Wind_Occurrences, Lease_Block, Intersecting_Storm_Tracks
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Added 18 Sep 2016 ago
Last checked 1 Sep 2018 ago
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