JStrack is a freeware UNIX-based (and currently unfinished) hurricane tracking program. It's written entirely in Tcl/Tk. Its major features are:

  • Direct processing of NHC Forecast/Advisory text to extract storm information.
  • JStrack now has the (optional) ability to watch for updates to storm data while it is running
  • filt.tcl (the NHC filter) now has a (partial) list of city names that appear in NHC probabilities listings.
  • JStrack now has two different charts that the user can select from.
  • Plots the wind radii (again, can do this for both current and past positions).
  • A table showing the history of the storm.
and more.

Current Version:   1.31

License Type:   Freeware

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Source Code Availability:   Yes

Available Binary Packages:

  • Debian Package:   No
  • RedHat RPM Package:   No
  • Other Packages:   No

Targeted Platforms:

Tcl/Tk. It is developed on Linux.

Software/Hardware Requirements:


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