The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting (ECMWF) Operational Atmospheric Model Data Archive
Entry ID: ECMWF_OPERATIONAL_ATMOS_ARCHIVE

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Summary
Abstract: The Operational Data Sets provide access to most of the data from the
atmospheric model archived at ECMWF. These archives have a higher time
and space resolution and contain all parameters.

They should only be used where high resolution is essential; in this
respect they are particularly suited for use in conjunction with case
studies and as initial conditions for high resolution models.

These data sets contain data at the resolution of the data
assimilation and forecast system in operational use at ECMWF. Since
the resolution and internal representation of the archive may vary
according to changes in ECMWF's operational practice, data services
associated with these data sets include the provision of interpolation
to requested resolutions and representation forms.

This archive includes analysis, first-guess (6-hour forecasts, 4 times
per day) and forecast data. All data are available on the surface,
pressure levels and model levels.

Thirteen data sets are separately supported:

- Surface analysis
- Pressure level analysis
- Model level analysis
- Isentropic level analysis
- Potential vorticity level analysis
- Surface first guess
- Pressure level first guess
- Model level first guess
- Surface forecast
- Pressure level forecast
- Model level forecast
- Isentropic level forecast
- Potential vorticity level forecast

ECMWF Operational Atmospheric Model Data Sets:
"http://www.ecmwf.int/products/data/archive/descriptions/od/oper/index.html"

[Summary extracted from the ECMWF home page]

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: Access ECMWF's Operational Atmospheric Model Data Sets.


Link: GET DATA
Description: Access ECMWF's Data Archive Services.


Parent DIF
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
ECMWF_DATA_ARCHIVE


Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0
 Min Altitude: 1000 HPA  Max Altitude: 10 HPA
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0
 Min Altitude: 850 K  Max Altitude: 265 K

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
Dataset Title: ECMWF Operational Atmospheric Model Data Archive
Online Resource: http://www.ecmwf.int/products/data/archive/descriptions/od/oper/ind...


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1985-01-01


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
CONTINENT > EUROPE > CENTRAL EUROPE
CONTINENT > EUROPE > EASTERN EUROPE
CONTINENT > EUROPE
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE
CONTINENT > EUROPE > SOUTHERN EUROPE
CONTINENT > EUROPE > WESTERN EUROPE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL LAND
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > NORTHERN HEMISPHERE


Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: Monthly


Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AIR QUALITY >TROPOSPHERIC OZONE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ALTITUDE >GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >GRAVITY WAVE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >SEA LEVEL PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >SURFACE PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >MAXIMUM/MINIMUM TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SKIN TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >DEW POINT TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >CONVECTION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >CONVERGENCE/DIVERGENCE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >VERTICAL WIND MOTION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >VORTICITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD FREQUENCY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD MICROPHYSICS >CLOUD LIQUID WATER/ICE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION ANOMALIES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >ALBEDO    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >ATMOSPHERIC HEATING    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >INCOMING SOLAR RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SOLAR RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >PHOTOSYNTHETICALLY ACTIVE RADIATION    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION COVER    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION SPECIES    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE EXTENT    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ALBEDO    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW DENSITY    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW DEPTH    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW MELT    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW/ICE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SNOW MELT    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SNOW DEPTH    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >OXYGEN COMPOUNDS >OZONE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA


Use Constraints
Users of the ECMWF data sets are requested to reference the source of
the data in any publication, e.g. "ECMWF Operational Atmospheric Model
data used in this study/project have been provided by ECMWF/have been
obtained from the ECMWF data server".


Keywords
TOTAL COLUMN OZONE
convective available potential energy
relative vorticity
specific humidity
relative humidity
ozone mass mixing ratio
total cloud cover
deep soil wetness
land sea mask
total column water vapour
vertical velocity
surface geopotential
orography
cloud cover
Montgomery potential
u-wind component
v-wind component
large scale precipitation
boundary layer dissipation
surface sensible heat flux
surface latent heat flux
surface thermal radiation
east-west surface stress
north-south surface stress
latitudional gravity wave stress
meridional gravity wave stress
gravity wave dissipation
skin reservoir content
large scale precipitation fraction
deep soil temperature
medium cloud cover
high cloud cover
Potential vorticity
TEMS
GTOS
G3OS


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center


Data Center
European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.ecmwf.int/
Dataset ID: Operational Atmospheric Model Data Sets

Data Center Personnel
Name: ECMWF DATA SERVICES
Fax: +44 118 986 9450, UK 0118 986 9450
Email: data.services at ecmwf.int
Contact Address:
Data Services
E C M W F
Shinfield Park
Reading
RG2 9AX
Country: UNITED KINGDOM


Personnel
ECMWF DATA SERVICES
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Fax: +44 118 986 9450, UK 0118 986 9450
Email: data.services at ecmwf.int
Contact Address:
Data Services
E C M W F
Shinfield Park
Reading
RG2 9AX
Country: UNITED KINGDOM


SCOTT A. RITZ
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-614-5126
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-02-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-20

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