[Parameters: Topic='ATMOSPHERE', Term='ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR', Variable_Level_1='HUMIDITY']
SAFARI 2000 ETA ATMOSPHERIC MODEL DATA, WET AND DRY SEASONS 2000Entry ID: s2k_eta_model
Abstract: With modern computer power now capable of making mesoscale model output available in real time in the operational environment, increased attention has been given to utilizing these models in order to improve the forecasting ability of meteorologists. The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) has developed a step-mountain eta coordinate model generally known as the ETA Model.This ... NCEP ETA data assimilation and prediction system (see Mesinger et al., 1988; Black, 1994) has been used by the South African Weather Bureau/Service (SAWS) to provide operational regional forecast guidance since November 1993. SAWS used this model to produce the basic meteorological data for the SAFARI project. The SAWS ETA model is a hydrostatic model with a horizontal grid spacing of approximately 48 km and 38 vertical levels, with layer depths that range from 20 m in the planetary boundary layer to 2 km at 50 mb. There have been several major ETA Model upgrades at SAWS: in March 1996, August 1998, November 1999, and August 2001.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: SOUTH AFRICAN WEATHER SERVICE (SAWS)
Dataset Title: SAFARI 2000 ETA ATMOSPHERIC MODEL DATA, WET AND DRY SEASONS 2000
Dataset Release Date: 2004
Dataset Release Place: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center
Data Presentation Form: Online Files
Dataset DOI: doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/723Online Resource: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/send/query?term2=723&term2attribut...
Start Date: 2000-02-01Stop Date: 2000-09-30
ATMOSPHERE > ALTITUDE > GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > POTENTIAL TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > PRECIPITABLE WATER
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > UPPER LEVEL WINDS
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > VERTICAL WIND MOTION
ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD FREQUENCY
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: ~4 MB (V005)
Distribution Format: HDF-EOS
Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) publications written by the MODIS Science Team: [available online at http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/sci_team/pubs/]
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2000, MODIS data products catalog (EOS AM platform): [Greenbelt, Maryland], Goddard Space Flight Center, http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/dataprod/index.php.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2000, EOS Reference Handbook, a Guide to NASA's Earth Science Enterprise and the Earth Observing System: Greenbelt, Maryland, Goddard Space Flight Center, 256 p. [available online in pdf format at http://eospso.gsfc.nasa.gov/ftp_docs/data_products_vol2.pdf].
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-03-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-01-31