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NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis pentad-mean data 1958-97

Abstract: The University of Washington Joint Institute for the Study of the
Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) offers selected global, pentad-mean
fields of the NCEP/NCAR reanalysis data. All errors in the calculation
and writing of the pentad-mean fields are due to Todd Mitchell. For
leap years, the twelfth pentad (February 25 through March 1) is the
average of six days. The pentad-means are calculated from
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Description: NOAA Climate Diagnostics Center Homepage.

Description: National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Homepage.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA National Centers For Environmental Prediction, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Dataset Title: NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis pentad-mean data 1958-97
Dataset Release Place: Seattle, Washington, USA
Dataset Publisher: Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO)
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1958-01-01
Stop Date: 1997-12-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 2.5 degree
Longitude Resolution: 2.5 degree
Temporal Resolution: 1 month
Use Constraints Please cite the dataset author if you use this data.
Ancillary Keywords
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Distribution Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution Size: ~61 Mb
Distribution Format: ASCII
Fees: None
Phone: 301-602-3890
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Kalnay, E., M. Kanamitsu, R. Kistler, W. Collins, D. Deaven,
L. Handin, 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. Renolds, R. Jenne, and
D. Joseph, 1996: The NCEP/NCAR 40-year Reanalysis
Project. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 77, 437-471.
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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