Historical Severe Weather Database
The Historical Severe Weather Database or HSWD for short was the product of a 30-week dissertation during my final year as an undergraduate at Staffordshire University. The challenge was to gather requirements, research, analyse, design, build, test and evaluate a solution for a real-world problem - in this case showing and analysing data in new ways that had not been done before.
Until now, data is often logged of severe weather data across the world, but very often, a decent graphical representation of this lacks. This is an area for which a solution can be developed. NOAA who have extensive developments in all asepects of meteorology across the U.S., make available vast amounts of data, usually in CSV format. This data, although available for such use, is very often not exploited further. A graphical representation of such data could add a lot of value to the data, and may be the key in allowing further analysis of the data to take place.