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NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory Operational Model Archive and Distribution System, U.S. Department of Commerce

Service Provider Description
NOMADS Information:

NOMADS is a network of data servers using established and
emerging technologies to access and integrate model and other
data stored in geographically distributed repositories in
heterogeneous formats. NOMADS enables the sharing and
inter-comparing of model results and is a major collaborative
effort, spanning multiple Government agencies and academic
institutions. The data available under the NOMADS framework
include model input and Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP)
gridded output from NCEP, and Global Climate Models (GCM)
and simulations from GFDL and other leading institutions
from around the world.

The goals of NOMADS are to:
- improve access to NWP and GCM's model output and provide
the observational and model data assimilation products
for Regional model initialization and forecast verification,

- promote improvements to operational weather forecasts,

- develop linkages between the research and operational modeling
communities and foster collaborations between the climate and
weather modeling communities,

- promote product development and collaborations within the
geo-science communities (ocean, weather, and climate) to study
multiple earth systems using collections of distributed data
under a sustainable system architecture.

[Text Extracted from the NOMADS NCDC Home Page]
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