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Nested Grid Model (NGM) Data, Analyses, and Forecasts for North America Using the Regional Analysis and Forecast System (RAFS)
Entry ID: NMC_695_NWS0001

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Abstract: These analyses and forecasts are associated with what is called the 'Regional
Run' (RGL), the second in a series of daily forecast models operated by the
National Meteorological Center (NMC). The RGL which is run twice daily is
intended to provide the best possible numerical analysis and forecasts for the
U.S. by providing more detailed regional forecasts using full rawinsonde data
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Description: Additional information about this dataset is available via
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: 0.0   E: -45.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Techniques Development Laboratory, NCEP
Dataset Title: Nested Grid Model (NGM) Data, Analyses, and Forecasts for North America Using the Regional Analysis and Forecast System (RAFS)
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1984-09-24
Stop Date: 1997-01-22
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: 12 hours
Access Constraints Public domain. Normal access. See COST below. User may redistribute,
but we do not support redistributed files or software.

The complete dataset is not free. It is only available from the NCAR
MSS. Only users with NCAR computing accounts may download it without
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Originating Center
Data Center
National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: NGM

Data Center Personnel
Phone: (301) 763-8115
Contact Address:
5200 Auth Road
City: Washington
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20233
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: On-line

Distribution Size: 9.2GB estimated total as of 1995may23
Fees: Contact DSS
Phone: (303)-497-1231
Fax: (303)-497-1291
Email: rdahelp at
Contact Address:
National Center for Atmospheric Research
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307
Country: U.S.A.
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DiMego, G.J., 1988: The National Meteorological Center Regional Analysis
System. Mon. Wea. Rev., 116, 977-1000.
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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