NCEP Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) Monthly Products, January 1979 to December 2010

| DOI: 10.5065/D6DN438J

The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) was initially completed over the 31-year period from 1979 to 2009 and has been extended to March 2011. CFSR monthly atmospheric, oceanic and land surface output products are available at 0.3, 0.5, 1.0, 1.9, and 2.5 degree horizontal resolutions as 6-hourly diurnal monthly means (0000, 0600, 1200, and 1800 UTC) and regular full monthly means. As a value-add for longer-term climate research, the CISL RDA has created time series of individual parameter-levels from the regular monthly means. Please note that not all parameters are available at all levels and that some parameters are not analyzed (e.g. 2 meter temperature, 10 meter winds), so please consult the detailed metadata for exact descriptions of what is available.

For more information about CFSR in general, please see NCEP's page. For data to extend CFSR beyond December 2010, please see the Climate Forecast System Version 2 (CFSv2) datasets.

Temporal Range:
1979-01-01 00:00 +0000 to 2011-01-01 00:00 +0000 (Entire dataset) Period details by dataset product
Air Temperature Albedo Atmospheric Heating Atmospheric Stability
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 Ocean Currents Planetary Boundary Layer Height
Potential Temperature Precipitation Amount Precipitation Rate Runoff
Salinity Sea Ice Motion Sea Surface Height Sea Surface Temperature
Shortwave Radiation Skin Temperature Snow Cover Snow Depth
Snow Water Equivalent Soil Classification Soil Moisture/Water Content Soil Temperature
Streamfunctions Sublimation Surface Roughness Surface Winds
Temperature Tendency Total Precipitable Water Upper Air Temperature Upper Level Winds
Vegetation Cover Vegetation Species Vertical Wind Velocity/Speed 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
Saha, Suranjana, et. al., 2010: The NCEP Climate Forecast System Reanalysis Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 91(8), 1015-1057 (DOI: 10.1175/2010BAMS3001.1).

Total Volume:
5.05 TB (Entire dataset) Volume details by dataset product
Data Formats:
Related RDA Datasets:
NCEP Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) 6-hourly Products, January 1979 to December 2010
NCEP Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) Selected Hourly Time-Series Products, January 1979 to December 2010
More Details:
View a more detailed summary of the data, including specific date ranges and locations by parameter
Metadata Record:
Data License:
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