1. RSS/RDF Feed

We started to provide RSS (RDF Site Summary / Rich Site Summary / Really Simple Syndication) 1.0 Feed.

Digital Typhoon RSS/RDF Feed (RSS 1.0): QR Code http://agora.ex.nii.ac.jp/digital-typhoon/rss/en.rdf (English)

  1. An item element for the latest meteorological satellite image is always provided to show the most recent observation.
  2. New item elements are added upon the birth of new typhoons, so these item elements can be used for checking the presence of typhoons.
  3. A sample RSS feed when typhoons are active. Metadata for the location of typhoons are represented using modules as follows: W3C Basic Geo Vocabulary, ICBM, and GeoRSS.
  4. We also provide syndication services by Atom Feed, Media RSS Feed and by Google Earth KML. Please note that we decided to use Atom Feed as our main format for syndication, so RSS feed will not be extended more than the current status.

To display RSS feeds on your web pages, another option is to use a web widget (blog parts) Typhoon Visual Report. This widget is only available in Japanese, however.

The latest information is also distributed from Twitter.

2. RSS Related to Meteorological, Geographic and Earth Science Information

Here is the link collection of RSS related to meteorological, geographic, and earth science information. This site uses RSS for the notification of the birth and the current status of a typhoon, and it seems that syndication services can be used for the notification of other natural phenomena.