ERA40 Model Resolution Gridded Surface, Vertical Integrals, and Other Single Level Fields from ECMWF

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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: ERA40 Model Resolution Gridded Surface, Vertical Integrals, and Other Single Level Fields from ECMWF
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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/ds117.0/
Description:
Abstract:
The ECMWF Re-Analysis (ERA40) is a global atmospheric analysis of many conventional observations and satellite data streams for the period Sept,1957- Aug,2002. There are numerous data products that are separated into dataset series based on resolution, vertical coordinate reference, and likely research applications. Descriptions of the series organization and direct links to information about all ERA40 products are available [ http://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds118.0/ ]. This dataset has been segmented into 4 archives: http://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds117.0/docs/parms.ds117.0.sfc.html Surface - 46 mostly surface and near surface fields, including 10m wind, 2m air temp, soil temp and moisture, cloud cover info http://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds117.0/docs/parms.ds117.0.vint.html - Vertical Integrals - 35 fields including column water vapor, column ozone, kinetic energy http://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds117.0/docs/parms.ds117.0.accum.html Other - 27 fields, including precip, fluxes, radiation, stresses http://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds117.0/docs/parms.ds117.0.lnsp.html LNSP - Log of the surface pressure All data are archived on an N80 reduced gaussian grid 4x a day. The ERA-Interim data from ECMWF is an update to the ERA-40 project. [ https://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/common/ecmwf/docs/n80Rpnts.html ] The ERA-Interim data starts in 1989 and has a higher horizontal resolution (T255, N128 nominally 0.703125 degrees) than the ERA-40 data (T159, N80 nominally 1.125 degrees). ERA-Interim is based on a more current model than ERA-40 and uses 4-D VAR (as apposed to 3-D VAR in ERA-40). ECMWF will continue to run the ERA-Interim model in near real time thru at least 2010, and possibly longer. This data is available in ds627.0 [ http://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds627.0 ].
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19570901
Ending_Date: 20020901
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 89.142
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -89.142
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Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AIR QUALITY > TROPOSPHERIC OZONE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ALTITUDE > GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ALTITUDE > PLANETARY BOUNDARY LAYER HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > GRAVITY WAVE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SURFACE PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > DEW POINT TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > EVAPORATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > PRECIPITABLE WATER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > WIND STRESS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD FREQUENCY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > SNOW
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > HEAT FLUX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > INCOMING SOLAR RADIATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > LONGWAVE RADIATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > OUTGOING LONGWAVE RADIATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SHORTWAVE RADIATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > VEGETATION COVER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > VEGETATION SPECIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW/ICE TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > ALBEDO
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW DENSITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW DEPTH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW MELT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW/ICE TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > RUNOFF
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LAND TEMPERATURE > SKIN TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES > ALBEDO
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES > ANISOTROPY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > SURFACE ROUGHNESS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE > ICE EXTENT
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: ERA40 > ECMWF ERA40 REANALYSIS PROJECT
Theme_Keyword: Era40das
Theme_Keyword: Era40 Data Assimilation System
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
Access_Constraints: We are allowed to distribute this data to US scientists, scientists visiting US organizations, and Canadian scientists affiliated with UCAR member organizations only.
Use_Constraints:
The data can be used for non-commercial research only.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JOEY COMEAUX
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)-497-1256
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (303)-497-1291
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: joey@ucar.edu
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Data_Quality_Information:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 1.125 degrees
Longitude_Resolution: 1.121 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: dssweb@ucar.edu
Resource_Description: 117.0
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
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Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: GRIB1 > GRIdded Binary form, Edition 1
Transfer_Size: 542.368 Gbytes
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http://rda.ucar.edu/
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DATA CENTER URL
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Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds627.0/
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Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.ecmwf.int/research/era/
Access_Instructions:
ECMWF's ERA web site
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20130523
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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