NCEP Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) 6-hourly Products, January 1979 to December 2010

| DOI: 10.5065/D69K487J

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 was initialized 4 times per day (0000, 0600, 1200, and 1800 UTC), and the 6-hourly atmospheric, oceanic and land surface analyzed products are available at 0.3, 0.5, 1.0, 1.9, and 2.5 degree horizontal resolutions, along with forecast hours 1 through 6. However, not all parameters are available at all resolutions and 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 this page. For data that extend CFSR beyond December 2010, please see the RDA datasets for NCEP's Climate Forecast System Version 2 (CFSv2).

Temporal Range:
1979-01-01 00:00 +0000 to 2011-01-01 03:00 +0000
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 Level Pressure 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
Decker, Mark, Michael A. Brunke, Zhuo Wang, Koichi Sakaguchi, Xubin Zeng, Michael G. Bosilovich, 2012: Evaluation of the Reanalysis Products from GSFC, NCEP, and ECMWF Using Flux Tower Observations J. Climate, 25, 1916-1944 (DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00004.1).

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:
55.81 TB
Data Formats:
Related RDA Datasets:
NCEP Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) Selected Hourly Time-Series Products, January 1979 to December 2010
NCEP Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) Monthly Products, January 1979 to December 2010
NCEP Climate Forecast System Version 2 (CFSv2) 6-hourly Products
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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