Southwest Pacific Enhanced Archive for Tropical Cyclones (SPEArTC)

Welcome to the Southwest Pacific Enhanced Archive for Tropical Cyclones (SPEArTC) Page

This page is devoted to research concerning Tropical Cyclones in the Southwest Pacific – for the purposes of this research, the area of study is south of equator to about 40° South and stretches from near French Polynesia around 120° West and then west to the Gulf of Carpentaria in Australia at 135° East longitude. This research has begun with the creation of a South Pacific Enhanced Archive of Tropical Cyclones (SPEArTC) which is freely available but for the purposes of tracking usage and being able to contact users when changes occur, I respectfully request that you please register for this dataset in the Resources section of this page.

SPEArTC dataset has been updated as of July 5, 2017 to incorporate the 2016 season data.

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UPDATE ON TC WINSTON DATED 5-JULY-2017
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE WIND AND PRESSURE VALUES FOR TC WINSTON HAVE BEEN REANALYZED FROM 18Z ON 02-19-2016 UNTIL 06Z ON 02-21-2016 AND ARE NOW LOWER THAN ORIGINALLY REPORTED IN MARCH 2017

Contact information: Howard J. Diamond, PhD (Adjunct Research Associate at Victoria University of Wellington); e-mail: