NCEP Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) Monthly Products, January 1979 to December 2010

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Originator: UCAR/NCAR/CISL/DSS > Data Support Section, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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Title: NCEP Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) Monthly Products, January 1979 to December 2010
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Publisher: UCAR/NCAR/CISL/DSS > Data Support Section, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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Online_Linkage: http://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds093.2/
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Abstract:
The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) was initially completed over the 31-year period from 1979 to 2009 and has been extended to March 2011. CFSR monthly atmospheric, oceanic and land surface output products are available at 0.3, 0.5, 1.0, 1.9, and 2.5 degree horizontal resolutions as 6-hourly diurnal monthly means (0000, 0600, 1200, and 1800 UTC) and regular full monthly means. As a value-add for longer-term climate research, the CISL RDA has created time series of individual parameter-levels from the regular monthly means. Please note that not all parameters are available at all levels and that some parameters are not analyzed (e.g. 2 meter temperature, 10 meter winds), so please consult the detailed metadata for exact descriptions of what is available. Please note that we have not received the 2010 diurnal and regular monthly means from NCEP, so those means are only available through the end of 2009. Here at NCAR, we are extending the individual time series to the end of 2010 upon request. Please email us if the parameter-levels you want are not updated through 2010 in the individual time series. For more information about CFSR, please see http://rda.ucar.edu/pub/cfsr.html [http://rda.ucar.edu/#!pub/cfsr.html]. For data to extend CFSR beyond December 2010, please see the Climate Forecast System Version 2 (CFSv2) datasets.
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REFERENCE: Saha, Suranjana, et. al., 2010: The NCEP Climate Forecast System Reanalysis. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 91(8), 1015-1057 (DOI: 10.1175/2010BAMS3001.1), URL: http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/pdf/10.1175/2010BAMS3001.1.
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19790101
Ending_Date: 20110131
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
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Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW DEPTH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > UPPER LEVEL WINDS
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > MAXIMUM/MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION RATE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW COVER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES > ALBEDO
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > GRAVITY WAVE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > ATMOSPHERIC HEATING
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > RUNOFF
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > OCEAN CURRENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE > ICE EXTENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE > ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE > SEA ICE MOTION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA SURFACE TOPOGRAPHY > SEA SURFACE HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > PRECIPITABLE WATER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > EVAPORATION
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > TEMPERATURE TENDENCY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD FREQUENCY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD MICROPHYSICS > CLOUD LIQUID WATER/ICE
Theme_Keyword: Reanalysis Models
Theme_Keyword: Models
Theme_Keyword: Ncep-cfsr > Ncep Climate Forecast System Reanalysis
Theme_Keyword: Cfsr > Ncep Climate Forecast System Reanalysis
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: BOB DATTORE
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: National Center for Atmospheric Research
Address: CISL/DSS
Address: P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80307
Country: U.S.A.
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (303)-497-1825
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (303)-497-1291
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dattore@ucar.edu
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Contact_Organization: UCAR/NCAR/CISL/RDA > Research Data Archive, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Contact_Person: RDA HELP DESK
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: National Center for Atmospheric Research
Address: CISL/DSS
Address: P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80307
Country: U.S.A.
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (303)-497-1231
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (303)-497-1291
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: rdahelp@ucar.edu
Resource_Description: 093.2
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Format_Name: GRIB2 > General Regularly-distributed Information in Binary form, Edition 2
Transfer_Size: 4.949 Tbytes
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http://rda.ucar.edu/
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DATA CENTER URL
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http://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds093.0/
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http://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds093.1/
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http://rda.ucar.edu/#!pub/cfsr.html
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More information about CFSR
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https://climatedataguide.ucar.edu/climate-data/cli...
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Description of CFSR at the NCAR Climate Data Guide
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20150305
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: BOB DATTORE
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: National Center for Atmospheric Research
Address: CISL/DSS
Address: P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80307
Country: U.S.A.
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (303)-497-1825
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (303)-497-1291
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dattore@ucar.edu
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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