NCEP GFS 0.25 Degree Global Forecast Grids Historical Archive

| DOI: 10.5065/D65D8PWK

The NCEP operational Global Forecast System analysis and forecast grids are on a 0.25 by 0.25 global latitude longitude grid. Grids include analysis and forecast time steps at a 3 hourly interval from 0 to 240, and a 12 hourly interval from 240 to 384. Model forecast runs occur at 00, 06, 12, and 18 UTC daily. For real-time data access please use the NCEP data server.

Temporal Range:
2015-01-15 00:00 +0000 to 2024-06-08 18:00 +0000 (Entire dataset) Period details by dataset product
Air Temperature Albedo Cloud Frequency Cloud Liquid Water/Ice
Dew Point Temperature Evaporation Geopotential Height Gravity Wave
Heat Flux Humidity Hydrostatic Pressure Ice Depth/Thickness
Ice Extent Land Use/Land Cover Classification Longwave Radiation Maximum/Minimum Temperature
Planetary Boundary Layer Height Potential Temperature Precipitation Amount Precipitation Rate
Runoff Sea Level Pressure Sea Surface Temperature Shortwave Radiation
Skin Temperature Snow Depth Snow Water Equivalent Soil Moisture/Water Content
Soil Temperature Surface Winds Total Precipitable Water Upper Air Temperature
Upper Level Winds Vertical Wind Velocity/Speed Visibility Vorticity
Wind Shear
GRIB2 parameter table: HTML | XML
Vertical Levels:
See the detailed metadata for level information.
Data Types:
Spatial Coverage:
Longitude Range: Westernmost=180W Easternmost=180E
Latitude Range: Southernmost=90S Northernmost=90N Detailed coverage information
Data Contributors:
National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Total Volume:
467.31 TB
Data Formats:
Related RDA Datasets:
NCEP FNL Operational Model Global Tropospheric Analyses, continuing from July 1999
NCEP GDAS/FNL 0.25 Degree Global Tropospheric Analyses and Forecast Grids
NCEP GFS 0.25 Degree Global Forecast Auxiliary Grids Historical Archive
NCEP GDAS/FNL Global Surface Flux Grids
Historical Unidata Internet Data Distribution (IDD) Gridded Model Data
More Details:
View a more detailed summary of the data, including specific date ranges and locations by parameter
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Data License:
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