NCEP Climate Forecast System Version 2 (CFSv2) Monthly Products

ds094.2
| DOI: 10.5065/D69021ZF
 
Abstract:

The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Climate Forecast System (CFS) is initialized four times per day (0000, 0600, 1200, and 1800 UTC). NCEP upgraded their operational CFS to version 2 on March 30, 2011. This is the same model that was used to create the NCEP Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR). CFSv2 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. For more information about CFS, please see http://cfs.ncep.noaa.gov/.

Temporal Range:
2011-01-01 00:00 +0000 to 2023-01-01 00:00 +0000 (Entire dataset) Period details by dataset product
Variables:
Air Temperature Cloud Liquid Water/Ice Dew Point Temperature Geopotential Height
Humidity Hydrostatic Pressure Potential Temperature Streamfunctions
Total Precipitable Water Upper Air Temperature Upper Level Winds Vertical Wind Velocity/Speed
Vorticity Wind Shear
GRIB2 parameter table: HTML | XML
Vertical Levels:
See the detailed metadata for level information.
Data Types:
Grid
Spatial Coverage:
Longitude Range: Westernmost=180W Easternmost=180E
Latitude Range: Southernmost=90S Northernmost=90N Detailed coverage information
Data Contributors:
DOC/NOAA/NWS/NCEP
National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publications:
Saha, Suranjana, and Coauthors, 2014: The NCEP Climate Forecast System Version 2 J. Climate, 27, 2185-2208 (DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00823.1).

Total Volume:
1.78 TB (Entire dataset) Volume details by dataset product
Data Formats:
Related RDA Datasets:
 - 
NCEP Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) Monthly Products, January 1979 to December 2010
 - 
NCEP Climate Forecast System Version 2 (CFSv2) 6-hourly Products
 - 
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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