NOAA National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP)'s Global Forecast System (GFS) Model

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Title: NOAA National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP)'s Global Forecast System (GFS) Model
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Abstract:
Two times daily global analysis fields from the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP)'s Global Forecast System (GFS) Model. Data are served by the Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies (COLA) using the GrADS-DODS/OPeNDAP Server (GDS) and by NOAA's National Operational Model Archive and Distribution System (NOMADS) Server. Visualization of the NCEP GFS analysis field products can be done through the Live Access Server (LAS).
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Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ALTITUDE > PLANETARY BOUNDARY LAYER HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > PLANETARY BOUNDARY LAYER HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > CONDENSATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > DEW POINT TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > CONVECTION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > VORTICITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > HEAT FLUX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > LONGWAVE RADIATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SHORTWAVE RADIATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > HEAT FLUX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > ICE TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW COVER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > RUNOFF
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN HEAT BUDGET > HEAT FLUX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE > HEAT FLUX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE > ICE ROUGHNESS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD BASE HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > BOUNDARY LAYER WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN COMPOUNDS > OZONE
Theme_Keyword: NOMADS > THE NOAA OPERATIONAL MODEL ARCHIVE AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: GODAE > GLOBAL OCEAN DATA ASSIMILATION EXPERIMENT
Theme_Keyword: Gridded Data
Theme_Keyword: Daily
Theme_Keyword: Model
Theme_Keyword: Navy
Theme_Keyword: Forecast Models
Theme_Keyword: Global
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Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
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Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL LAND
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
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Use_Constraints:
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Completeness_Report:
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Lineage:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Longitude_Resolution: 0.5 degree
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
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Altitude_Distance_Units: Not Available
Altitude_Encoding_Method: Implicit coordinate
Depth_System_Definition:
Depth_Datum_Name: Not Available
Depth_Resolution: 64 unequally-spaced sigma levels.
Depth_Distance_Units: Not Available
Depth_Encoding_Method: Implicit coordinate
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOC/NOAA/NWS/NCEP > National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Contact_Person: ZOLTAN TOTH
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Global Climate and Weather Modeling Branch
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-763-8000 x 7596
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Zoltan.Toth@noaa.gov
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: IGES/COLA > Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies, Institute of Global Environment and Society
Contact_Person: JAMES L. KINTER
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: IGES / COLA
Address: 4041 Powder Mill Road, Suite 302
City: Calverton
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20705-3106
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 595-7000
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (301) 595-9793
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: www@cola.iges.org
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOD/USNAVY/FNMOC > Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center, U.S. Navy, U. S. Department of Defense
Contact_Person: FNMOC COMMAND DUTY OFFICER
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center
City: Monterey
State_or_Province: CA
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (831) 656-4325
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: cdo@fnmoc.navy.mil
Resource_Description: NOAA_NCEP_GFS_Model
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.ncep.noaa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
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http://www.iges.org/cola.html
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
https://www.fnmoc.navy.mil/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.usgodae.org/docs/lasget.html
Access_Instructions:
Access LAS data through batch scripts
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://nomads.ncdc.noaa.gov:9091/dods/NCEP_GFS/htt...
Access_Instructions:
NCDC NOMADS GDS Server
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://nomads.ncdc.noaa.gov/data.php?name=access#h...
Access_Instructions:
Model Data Access - NOAA National Operational Model Archive and Distribution System (NOMADS)
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.ncep.noaa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
National Weather Service-NOAA National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP). Model Analyses and Forecasts for the ETA, GFS, NGM and RUC models can be found.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.usgodae.org/
Access_Instructions:
This data set is part of the Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment (GODAE) data sets. Under NOAA NCEP GFS Model data set, information and documentation can be found about model provider and the GFS model.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.emc.ncep.noaa.gov/modelinfo/index.html
Access_Instructions:
National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) GFS Model Documentation
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20041123
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090108
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: MELANIE F. MEAUX
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gsfc-gcmduso@mail.nasa.gov
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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