SAFARI 2000 ETA ATMOSPHERIC MODEL DATA, WET AND DRY SEASONS 2000
Entry ID: s2k_eta_model

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Summary
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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Description: SAFARI 2000 ETA ATMOSPHERIC MODEL DATA, WET AND DRY SEASONS 2000


Geographic Coverage
 N: -9.0 S: -53.0  E: 53.0  W: -13.0

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/723
Online Resource: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/send/query?term2=723&term2attribut...


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-02-01
Stop Date: 2000-09-30


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > AFRICA > SOUTHERN AFRICA


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ALTITUDE >GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >POTENTIAL TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >PRECIPITABLE WATER    [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]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ENVIRONMENT


Project
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
SAFARI 2000 >The Southern African Regional Science Initiative Project    [Information]
CWIC >CEOS WGISS Integrated Catalog    [Information]


Keywords
WINDS
EOSDIS
WIND SPEED
CLOUD COVER
SAFARI 2000
TEMPERATURE
AIR PRESSURE
PRECIPITATION
POTENTIAL ENERGY
ATMOSPHERIC DATA
RELATIVE HUMIDITY
UPPER LEVEL WINDS
PRECIPITABLE WATER
GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT
METEOROLOGICAL DATA
VERTICAL WIND MOTION
CONVECTIVE INHIBITION
ETA ATMOSPHERIC MODEL
DEW POINT TEMPERATURE
POTENTIAL TEMPERATURE
PRESSURE VERTICAL VELOCITY
CONVECTIVE AVAILABLE POTENTIAL ENERGY


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
THE OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY (ORNL) DISTRIBUTED ACTIVE ARCHIVE CENTER (DAAC)    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://daac.ornl.gov/
Dataset ID: 723

Data Center Personnel
Name: ORNL DAAC USER SERVICES OFFICE
Phone: (865) 574-7447
Email: uso at daac.ornl.gov
Contact Address:
ORNL DAAC User Services Office
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
City: Oak Ridge
Province or State: TN
Postal Code: 37831-6407
Country: USA


Personnel
SOUTH AFRICAN WEATHER SERVICE
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 012-367-6000
Contact Address:
Private Bag X097
City: Pretoria
Postal Code: 0001
Country: South Africa


ORNL DAAC USER SERVICES OFFICE
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (865) 574-7447
Email: uso at daac.ornl.gov
Contact Address:
ORNL DAAC User Services Office
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
City: Oak Ridge
Province or State: TN
Postal Code: 37831-6407
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-09-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-04-17

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