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NCEP Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) Selected Hourly Time-Series Products, January 1979 to December 2010

| DOI: 10.5065/D6513W89

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. NCEP has created selected time series products at hourly temporal resolution by combining either 1) the analysis and one- through five-hour forecasts, or 2) the one- through six-hour forecasts, for each initialization time. Please note that NCEP only created time series for parameter/level combinations that they thought would be most useful to users. Time series that do not exist in this dataset can be created from the full 6-hourly products dataset at

For more information about CFSR in general, please see this page. For data to extend CFSR beyond March 2011, 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
Air Temperature Cloud Frequency Cloud Liquid Water/Ice Dew Point Temperature
Geopotential Height Heat Flux Humidity Hydrostatic Pressure
Ice Depth/Thickness Ice Extent Longwave Radiation Maximum/Minimum Temperature
Ocean Currents Planetary Boundary Layer Height Potential Temperature Precipitation Amount
Precipitation Rate Runoff Salinity Sea Level Pressure
Sea Surface Height Sea Surface Temperature Shortwave Radiation Skin Temperature
Snow Water Equivalent Soil Moisture/Water Content Soil Temperature Streamfunctions
Surface Winds Total Precipitable Water Upper Air Temperature Upper Level Winds
Vertical Wind Velocity/Speed Vorticity
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:
6.16 TB
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) Monthly Products, January 1979 to December 2010
NCEP Climate Forecast System Version 2 (CFSv2) Selected Hourly Time-Series 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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