NCEP/NCAR Global Reanalysis Products, 1948-continuing
Entry ID: NCAR_DS090.0

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Summary
Abstract: Products from NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis Project (NNRP or R1) are archived in this dataset. The resolution of the global Reanalysis Model is T62 (209 km) with 28 vertical sigma levels. Results are available at 6 hour intervals. Although the initial plan is to reanalyze the data for a 40-year period (1957-1996), production has gone back to 1948 and going forward continuously. Future plans call for rerunning the entire period as next generation models are ready. There are over 80 different variables, (including geopotential height, temperature, relative humidity, U and V wind components, etc.) in several different coordinate systems, such as 17 pressure level stack on 2.5x2.5 degree grids, 28 sigma level stack on 192x94 Gaussian grids, and 11 isentropic level stack on 2.5x2.5 degree grid. They are organized as different subgroups in the archive. In addition to analyses, diagnostic terms (for example: radiative heating, convective heating) and accumulative variables (like precipitation rate) are present. The input observations are archived with quality/usage flags in WMO BUFR format. Most of the project outputs are stored in WMO GRIB format. Other files, such as restart files and zonal statistics, are saved in IEEE format. Some special periods are analyzed more than once to provide data for special research studies. For example, a special NOSAT run of 1979 was made excluding most satellite inputs. This run could be used for evaluating the impact of satellite data on the analysis. During TOGA-COARE experiment period, special runs of reanalysis model without (NOEXP) experimental data are archived under TOGA-COARE directory. For details and problems, see NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis [http://rda.ucar.edu/pub/reanalysis]. Monthly means are on line at ds090.2 [http://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds090.2]. The R1 forecasts are in ds090.1 [http://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds090.1] dataset.

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Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis Project Information


Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: UCAR/NCAR/CISL/DSS > Data Support Section, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Dataset Title: NCEP/NCAR Global Reanalysis Products, 1948-continuing
Dataset Publisher: UCAR/NCAR/CISL/DSS > Data Support Section, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Online Resource: http://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds090.0/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1948-01-01
Stop Date: 2010-07-01


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 2.5 degrees
Longitude Resolution: 2.5 degrees


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ALTITUDE >GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ALTITUDE >TROPOPAUSE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >GRAVITY WAVE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >PRESSURE TENDENCY    [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 >ATMOSPHERIC STABILITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >MAXIMUM/MINIMUM TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >POTENTIAL TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >TEMPERATURE TENDENCY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >VIRTUAL TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >DEW POINT TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >EVAPORATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >PRECIPITABLE WATER    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >CONVERGENCE/DIVERGENCE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >STREAMFUNCTIONS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >UPPER LEVEL WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >VERTICAL WIND MOTION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >VORTICITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >WIND SHEAR    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD FREQUENCY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD TOP PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION RATE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >HEAT FLUX    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >INCOMING SOLAR RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >LONGWAVE RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >OUTGOING LONGWAVE RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SHORTWAVE RADIATION    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION SPECIES    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >RUNOFF    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND TEMPERATURE >SKIN TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND COVER    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES >ALBEDO    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >SURFACE ROUGHNESS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE EXTENT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD BASE PRESSURE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Project
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
NNRP >NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis Project    [Information]


Keywords
NCEP/NCAR-RM > NCEP/NCAR
REANALYSIS MODELS


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
Research Data Archive, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://rda.ucar.edu/
Dataset ID: 090.0

Data Center Personnel
Name: RDA HELP DESK
Phone: (303)-497-1231
Fax: (303)-497-1291
Email: dssweb at ucar.edu
Contact Address:
National Center for Atmospheric Research
CISL/DSS
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307
Country: U.S.A.



Distribution
Distribution_Size: 3.015 Tbytes

Distribution_Format: BUFR > Binary Universal Form for the Representation of meteorological data

Distribution_Format: GRIB1 > GRIdded Binary form, Edition 1


Personnel
CHI-FAN SHIH
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (303)-497-1833
Fax: (303)-497-1291
Email: chifan at ucar.edu
Contact Address:
National Center for Atmospheric Research
CISL/DSS
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307
Country: U.S.A.


BOB DATTORE
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (303)-497-1825
Fax: (303)-497-1291
Email: dattore at ucar.edu
Contact Address:
National Center for Atmospheric Research
CISL/DSS
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307
Country: U.S.A.


Publications/References
Kistler, R., E. Kalnay, W. Collins, S. Saha, G. White, J. Woollen, M. Chelliah, W. Ebisuzaki, M. Kanamitsu, V. Kousky, H. van den Dool, R. Jenne, and M. Fiorino, 2001: The NCEP-NCAR 50-Year Reanalysis: Monthly Means CD-ROM and Documentation. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 82, 247-267. Kalnay, E., M. Kanamitsu, R. Kistler, W. Collins, D. Deaven, L. Gandin, M. Iredell, S. Saha, G. White, J. Woollen, Y. Zhu, M. Chelliah, W. Ebisuzaki, W. Higgins, J. Janowiak, K.C. Mo, C. Ropelewski, J. Wang, A. Leetmaa, R. Reynolds, R. Jenne, and D. Joseph, 1996: The NCEP/NCAR 40-year reanalysis project. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 77, 437-471.

Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-05-23

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