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U.S. Navy Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center (FNMOC)'s Navy Operational Global Atmospheric Prediction System (NOGAPS)

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Abstract: The Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center (FNMOC) data contains atmospheric and oceanographic parameters based on the 12-hour forecasts by the Hemispheric Primitive Equation Model and the Navy Operational Global Atmospheric Prediction System (NOGAPS). The Primitive Equation Model was used prior to August 1982.

The operational NOGAPS (4.0) model executes several times each 00 UTC and ... View entire text
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Description: Four times daily global forcing fields from the US Navy NOGAPS model.

Description: Access to real-time NOGAPS weather maps and model specifications.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1 Degree
Longitude Resolution: 1 Degree
Horizontal Resolution Range: 100 km - < 250 km or approximately 1 degree - < 2.5 degrees
Distribution Media: WXMAP display (FNMOC) and HTTP, FTP, DODS, Live Access Server (USGODAE)
Distribution Format: GRIB
Phone: 301-602-3890
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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"The Design and Testing of NOGAPS", Rosmond, T. Weather
and Forecasting, Vol.7, No. 2, June, 1992.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-10-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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