GFDL Global Monthly Atmospheric Circulation Analyses for May 1958 through December 1989

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Originator: UCAR/NCAR/CISL/DSS > Data Support Section,Scientific Computing Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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Title: GFDL Global Monthly Atmospheric Circulation Analyses for May 1958 through December 1989
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Publisher: UCAR/NCAR/CISL/DSS > Data Support Section,Scientific Computing Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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Online_Linkage: http://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds217.1/
Description:
Abstract:
Twenty-two monthly statistical quantities make up this dataset of grids which describes the atmospheric general circulation at eleven vertical levels across the troposphere and stratosphere over a 32-year period. These gridded analyses, created from upper air soundings across the globe, span the period from May 1958 to December 1989. The statistical parameters included, which are useful for comparing climate model simulations to actual observations, include monthly means and variances of horizontal and vertical wind, temperature, geopotential height, moisture, and horizontal wind divergence. There are also covariance terms describing the relationship between wind, temperature, moisture, and geopotential height. In general, the analyses near the surface of the earth (900mb and below) tend to be less reliable than those of the higher levels because the individual rawinsonde reports are often incomplete due to missing 1000mb reports. The data were provided to DSS by Bram Oort of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL). The original grids are in an IEEE floating-point format, and DSS has created a netCDF version of the full dataset.
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19580829
Ending_Date: 19900331
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Bounding_Coordinates:
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:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ALTITUDE > GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > CONVERGENCE/DIVERGENCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > UPPER LEVEL WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > VERTICAL WIND MOTION
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: BOB DATTORE
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
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
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 5 degrees
Longitude_Resolution: 2.5 degrees
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
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
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)-497-1231
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (303)-497-1291
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dss-info@mailman.ucar.edu
Resource_Description: 217.1
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
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Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: netCDF > NETwork Common Data Format
Transfer_Size: 1.960 Gbytes
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Online_Option:
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Network_Resource_Name:
http://rda.ucar.edu/
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DATA CENTER URL
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Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20130524
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: BOB DATTORE
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
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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