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Monthly Northern Hemisphere Tropospheric Analyses

| DOI: 10.5065/VCEZ-AW69

The DSS assembled this long time-series collection of monthly gridded Northern Hemispheric data from the output of various operational models. Monthly mean grids are available separately for 00Z and 12Z (or 03Z and 15Z in the earlier years). Parameters include temperature, geopotential height, and u- and v- wind components at various tropospheric levels, and sea-level pressure and surface temperature. The data are presented on a 47-by-51 north polar stereographic grid with a 381 kilometer resolution (at 60N).

We continue to update this dataset mainly for users who have used it in the past and wish to continue receiving the same format. Particularly from April 1997 on, the grids in this dataset are derived from NCEP operational outputs that have a better resolution that what is offered here, so please consider those other more-recent datasets especially if your needs are for data from the late 1990s onward.

Temporal Range:
1946-01-01 12:00 +0000 to 2009-12-31 12:00 +0000
Air Temperature Geopotential Height Sea Level Pressure Upper Air Temperature
Upper Level Winds
Data Contributors:
Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center, U.S. Navy, U. S. Department of Defense
Research Data Archive, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Total Volume:
268.12 MB
Data Formats:
Related RDA Datasets:
NCEP FNL Operational Model Global Tropospheric Analyses, April 1997 through June 2007
Monthly Northern Hemisphere Tropospheric Analyses
Monthly Northern Hemisphere 5-Degree Tropospheric Analyses, continuing from April 1947
Daily Northern Hemisphere Time Series Tropospheric Analyses
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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