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Observations and gridded forcing products input into the NCEP Climate Forecast System Reanalysis

| DOI: 10.5065/D6HM56HW

NCEP Climate Forecast System (CFSR and CFSv2) initial conditions, full ingest data are found in this dataset collection. These data include conventional and satellite observations, and some select gridded analysis products. The satellite observations contains a subset of the level 1b or higher satellite data products used in the NCEP Global Data Assimilation System. These files can be used with the Weather Research Forecast (WRF), and Community Gridpoint Statistical Interpolation (GSI) Data Assimilation (DA) systems. However, they can be useful for a variety of applications, particularly where conventional data is scarce.

Temporal Range:
1978-12-31 00:00 +0000 to 1980-03-03 00:00 +0000 (Entire dataset) Period details by dataset product
Air Temperature Atmospheric Ozone Atmospheric Pressure Measurements Brightness Temperature
Cloud Frequency Dew Point Temperature Geopotential Height Ice Extent
Infrared Imagery Infrared Radiance Land Use/Land Cover Classification Microwave Radiance
Precipitation Rate Skin Temperature Snow Depth Surface Pressure
Surface Winds Total Precipitable Water Tropopause Upper Air Temperature
Upper Level Winds Water Vapor
GRIB parameter table: HTML | XML
Vertical Levels:
See the detailed metadata for level information.
Data Types:
Grid ,  Platform Observation
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
Total Volume:
19.86 TB
Data Formats:
Related RDA Datasets:
NCEP Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) 6-hourly Products, January 1979 to December 2010
NCEP Climate Forecast System Version 2 (CFSv2) 6-hourly Products
NCEP ADP Global Upper Air and Surface Weather Observations (PREPBUFR format)
NCEP ADP Global Upper Air Observational Weather Data, October 1999 - continuing
NCEP ADP Operational Global Upper Air Observations, December 1972 - February 2007
NCEP ADP Global Surface Observational Weather Data, October 1999 - continuing
NCEP ADP Operational Global Surface Observations, February 1975 - February 2007
NCEP GDAS Satellite Data 2004-continuing
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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