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CAC Global Tropospheric and Stratospheric Analyses

| DOI: 10.5065/G40S-0534

The Climate Analysis Center (CAC) of the U.S. National Meteorological Center (NMC) produced gridded analyses of temperature and wind in the atmosphere by combining the operational tropospheric analyses from NMC and radiosonde and rocketsonde observations in the stratosphere. Grids are available at mandatory pressure levels from 1000 mbar up to 0.4 mbar. Additionally, total-column ozone and longwave radiation are also included. Global coverage is achieved by combining the grids for the northern and southern hemispheres at each time step.

The Flattery analysis method was used through 26 July 1984, so the usefulness of grids in that period is suspect. After that time, the analysis method used was the same as for other NMC global operational outputs.

Temporal Range:
1978-09-24 12:00 +0000 to 1996-05-11 12:00 +0000 (Entire dataset) Period details by dataset product
Geopotential Height Tropospheric Ozone Upper Air Temperature
Data Contributors:
Climate Prediction Center, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Randel, W. J., 1987: Global atmospheric circulation statistics, 1000 - 1 mb. TN-295+STR, National Center for Atmospheric Research, 245 pp.

Total Volume:
5.81 GB (Entire dataset) Volume details by dataset product
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