NCEP RUC Model Data
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Summary
Abstract: The GrADS OPeNDAP/DODS Server (GDS) is provided by the NOAA Operational
Model Archive and Distribution System (NOMADS) Project and is maintained
by NOAA at the National Climatic Data Center . This server provides
online access to scientific datasets.

Within the online access page, you can browse lists of files on this
server. From these lists, you can select files and view
metadata (e.g., grid description, dates, and variables) for those files.

The metadata for each dataset also contains the URL for that dataset.
With an OPenDap enabled client (e.g., GrADS), you can use this URL to
access the dataset directly. Follow the "info" link for a dataset,
copy the URL, and provide it to your client as required.

For each model, the list of variables, timesteps, and levels provided
by the "info" link is a composite for that model from runs over multiple
grids and cycles. Each variable, timestep, and level in the list will not
appear in all datasets for that model. To determine what variables,
timesteps, and levels a specific dataset actually contains, view
the "table of contents" for that dataset via the Dataset table of
contents directory.

Additionally, you can browse lists of files on this server via the Complete
dataset catalog. From these lists, you can select files and view a table
of contents (i.e., TOC) for those files. A TOC provides a sorted list of
each variable, level, and timestep in a specific file.

A list of all datasets available on this server are also available in
XML format. This list will contain several thousand entries so consider
download time.

Related URL
Link: GET DATA > NOMADS
Description: NCEP AWIPS RUC Model Data (Historical Only)


Link: GET DATA > NOMADS
Description: Access Rapid Update Cycle (20km RUC) data from NOMADS.


Link: GET DATA > NOMADS
Description: Access Rapid Update Cycle (20km RUC) data from the
NOMADS OPeNDAP Server.


Link: GET DATA > OPENDAP DIRECTORY (DODS)
Description: Access Rapid Update Cycle (20km RUC) data from
an OPeNDAP Server.


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: NOMADS Informational Website


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Dataset table of contents directory


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: GrADS-DODS Server - User's Guide


Geographic Coverage
 N: 37.03 S: 33.4  E: -75.01  W: -84.77

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-03-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NORTH CAROLINA


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 20 Km
Longitude Resolution: 20 Km
Temporal Resolution: Hourly


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ALTITUDE >GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >SEA LEVEL PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >SURFACE PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >EVAPORATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >PRECIPITABLE WATER    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR >RELATIVE HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR >SPECIFIC HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >UPPER LEVEL WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >VERTICAL WIND MOTION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD FREQUENCY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >SNOW    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >ALBEDO    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >HEAT FLUX    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >LONGWAVE RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >OUTGOING LONGWAVE RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >RADIATIVE FLUX    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SEA ICE CONCENTRATION >ICE COMPACTNESS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW MELT    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW/ICE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >RUNOFF    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >SURFACE ROUGHNESS    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >SEA ICE CONCENTRATION    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ELEVATION


Project
DODS >Distributed Oceanographic Data System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
NOMADS >The NOAA Operational Model Archive and Distribution System    [Information]
OPENDAP >Open-source Project for a Network Data Access Protocol    [Information]


Keywords
MODEL


Data Center
National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: GLENN RUTLEDGE
Phone: (828) 271-4097
Fax: (828) 271-4328
Email: Glenn.Rutledge at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
National Climatic Data Center
Federal Building
151 Patton Avenue
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA


Personnel
DANNY BRINEGAR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (828) 271-4773
Email: Danny.Brinegar at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
National Climatic Data Center
Global Climate Laboratory
Federal Building
151 Patton Ave
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA


GLENN RUTLEDGE
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (828) 271-4097
Fax: (828) 271-4328
Email: Glenn.Rutledge at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
National Climatic Data Center
Federal Building
151 Patton Avenue
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-03-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-21

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