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ALERA AFES-LETKF experimental ensemble reanalysis
Entry ID: ALERA

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Summary
Abstract: ALERA is an experimental atmospheric reanalysis dataset for about one and a half years from 1 May 2005 produced on the Earth Simulator. It provides not only the ensemble mean but also spread of the ensemble members. The spread could be used as a measure of the analysis error.

This datatset is produced under the collaboration among the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), and Chiba Institute of Science (CIS). ALERA may be used for research purposes for free under the terms and conditions .

AFES (AGCM for the Earth Simulator) is run at a resolution of T159/L48 (about 80-km in the horizontal and 48 layers in the vertical). The ensemble size is chosen to be 40. Observational data excluding satellite radiances are assimillated using the LETKF (local ensemble transform Kalman filter).

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0
 Min Altitude: 1000 HPA  Max Altitude: 10 HPA

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: The Earth Simulator Center, JAMSTEC
Dataset Title: ALERA AFES-LETKF experimental ensemble reanalysis
Online Resource: http://www.jamstec.go.jp/esc/research/oreda/products/alera.html


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2005-06-01
Stop Date: 2007-01-10


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1.25 degree
Longitude Resolution: 1.25 degree
Vertical Resolution: 1000 -10 hPa (increments of 100 hPa, 50 hPa, 10 hPa)
Temporal Resolution: 6 hours, 1 day, 5 days, 1 month


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ALTITUDE >GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN PRESSURE >SEA LEVEL PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE TEMPERATURE >DEW POINT TEMPERATURE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Platform
GCM >General Circulation Model    [Information]


Use Constraints
Please refer to Terms and Conditions at http://www.jamstec.go.jp/esc/research/oreda/products/alera_terms.html


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.jamstec.go.jp/e/

Data Center Personnel
Name: DATA MANAGEMENT OFFICE
Email: dmo at jamstec.go.jp
Contact Address:
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
3173-25 Showa-machi, Kanazawa-ku
City: Yokohama
Province or State: Kanagawa
Postal Code: 236-0001
Country: Japan


Personnel
JAMSTEC THE EARTH SIMULATOR CENTER
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: esc-aosg at jamstec.go.jp
Contact Address:
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
3173-25 Showa-machi, Kanazawa-ku
City: Yokohama
Province or State: Kanagawa
Postal Code: 236-0001
Country: Japan


DATA MANAGEMENT OFFICE
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: dmo at jamstec.go.jp
Contact Address:
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
3173-25 Showa-machi, Kanazawa-ku
City: Yokohama
Province or State: Kanagawa
Postal Code: 236-0001
Country: Japan



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-05-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27



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