UARS Correlative UKMO Daily Gridded Stratospheric Assimilated Data

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Originator: U.K. Meteorological Office
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Title: UARS Correlative UKMO Daily Gridded Stratospheric Assimilated Data
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Online_Linkage: http://mirador.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/mirador/presentNavigation.pl?tree=project&project=UARS&dataGroup=Correlative&dataset=ZCUKM
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Correlative assimilation data from the U.K. Meteorological Office (UKMO) are included as supplementary data products to the UARS Project. The main use of the correlative assimilation data is to provide an independent analysis for comparison with data from the UARS instruments. The analysed fields will be used as the basis for diagnostic studies of the circulation of the middle atmosphere. The numerical model used in the assimilation system is a global primitive equation model, with a split-explicit time integration scheme. It incorporates a comprehensive range of physical parameterization schemes. It uses a hybrid vertical coordinate system, with terrain-following model levels at low levels, gradually changing to pressure levels in the stratosphere. The input to the assimilation system are from the World Weather Watch network of surface and upper air observations and satellite data. The UKMO correlative assimilation data products consists of one data file per day containing the following parameters: 1) TEMP atmospheric temperature, degrees K 2) HEIGHT geopotential height, m 3) ZONWIN_P westerly (zonal) wind component, m/s 4) MERWIN_P southerly (meridional) wind component, m/s 5) OMEGA vertical velocity, Pa/s NOTE: Vertical velocity is available in files dated 26 August 1992 onwards. Data coverage is global for the UKMO correlative assimilation data products. The horizontal resolution is 2.5 degrees latitude by 3.75 degrees longitude, using a staggered grid system. For parameters other than wind components, each horizontal field consists of 73 rows of 96 points, starting at 90N, 0E. The wind data are staggered by half a grid, starting at 88.75N, 1.875E (with 72 rows). The fields have been placed at the UARS standard pressure levels, where the pressure levels are defined by P(i) = 1000*10**(-i/6), i=0,1,2,... , where i is the index into the data array. Vertical coverage for the UKMO correlative assimilation data is from 1000 mb to 0.316 mb.
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REFERENCE: Model - Cullen, M.J.P. "Introduction to the Unified forecast/climate model". Unified Model Documentation Paper no. 1. Cullen, M.J.P., Davies, T., and Mawson, M.H. "Conservative finite difference schemes for a unified forecast/climate model". Unified Model Documentation Paper no. 10. Assimilation scheme - Lorenc, A.C., Bell, R.S. and Macpherson, B. (1991) "The Meteorological Office Analysis Correction data assimilation scheme". Q.J.R.Meteorol.Soc. 117, 59-89. Bell, R.S., Lorenc, A.C., Macpherson, B. and Swinbank, R. "The Analysis Correction data assimilation scheme". Unified Model Documentation Paper no. 30. (Unified Model documentation papers are obtainable from: FR. Division, Met Office, London Road, Bracknell, Berks RG12 2SZ, U.K.)
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Beginning_Date: 19911017
Ending_Date: 20010930
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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 > ATMOSPHERE > ALTITUDE > GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > UPPER LEVEL WINDS > U WIND COMPONENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > UPPER LEVEL WINDS > V WIND COMPONENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > VERTICAL WIND MOTION > VERTICAL VELOCITY
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Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: UARS > UPPER ATMOSPHERE RESEARCH SATELLITE
Theme_Keyword: CWIC > CEOS WGISS INTEGRATED CATALOG
Theme_Keyword: Correlative Data
Theme_Keyword: Daily Data
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Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
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Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > STRATOSPHERE
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > TROPOSPHERE
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Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Temporal_Keyword: Daily
Temporal_Keyword: Daily - < Weekly
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Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: RICHARD SWINBANK
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Met Office, Fitzroy Road
City: Exeter
Postal_Code: EX1 3PB
Country: UK
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +44 1392 886619
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +44 1392 885681
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: richard.swinbank@metoffice.gov.uk
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Latitude_Resolution: 2.5 Degrees
Longitude_Resolution: 3.75 Degrees
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
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Contact_Organization: NASA/GSFC/SED/ESD/GCDC/GESDISC > Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (formerly Goddard DAAC), Global Change Data Center, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA
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Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
Address: Code 610.2
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-614-5224
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gsfc-help-disc@lists.nasa.gov
Resource_Description: GES_DISC_UARZCUKM_V001
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DATA CENTER URL
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http://mirador.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/mirador/prese...
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UARS Correlative UKMO Data from the GES-DISC MIRADOR.
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070110
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090914
Metadata_Contact:
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Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JAMES EDWARD JOHNSON
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Code 610.2
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-614-5121
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: James.Johnson@nasa.gov
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