NCEP 51-year Hydrological Reanalysis

A 51-year hydrological reanalysis between 1948 and 1998 over the continental US was recently completed at Climate Prediction Center of NCEP, NOAA. The project used Noah land surface model (LSM) with forcing data regridded from NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis data and the new CPC daily and hourly precipitation data. The best available orography, soil and vegetation types, etc. are used as the boundary conditions of this study. The output fields include all components of energy, water mass balance, snow cover and depth, and 4 layers of soil temperature, moisture (both liquid and frozen) below the ground. Three types of data files are archived in this dataset. They include the restart files, the forcing fields to run the Noah Land Surface Model, and the output files from the 1948-1998 runs.

The daily restarting files and the hourly forcing fields are stored on NCAR's High Performance Storage System (HPSS) only.

You can find the Noah LSM used in this study here [ftp://ftp.emc.ncep.noaa.gov/mmb/gcp/ldas/noahlsm/ver_2.5.2].

To Access Resource:

Questions? Email Resource Support Contact:

  • Chi-Fan Shih
    chifan@ucar.edu
    UCAR/NCAR - Research Data Archive

Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1948-01-01T13:00:00Z
    End:  1998-12-30T23:00:00Z

Keywords

Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1948-01-01T13:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 1998-12-30T23:00:00Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat N/A
Bounding Box South Lat N/A
Bounding Box West Long N/A
Bounding Box East Long N/A
Spatial Representation N/A
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links N/A
Additional Information N/A
Resource Format WMO_GRIB1 (Binary)
Standardized Resource Format GRIB
Asset Size 685352 MB
Legal Constraints

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Access Constraints Registration on the RDA web site is a requirement for access to the data.
Software Implementation Language N/A

Resource Support Name Chi-Fan Shih
Resource Support Email chifan@ucar.edu
Resource Support Organization UCAR/NCAR - Research Data Archive
Distributor NCAR Research Data Archive
Metadata Contact Name N/A
Metadata Contact Email rdahelp@ucar.edu
Metadata Contact Organization NCAR Research Data Archive

Author National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publisher Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory
Publication Date 2006-04-13
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Not Assigned
Alternate Identifier ds607.0
Resource Version N/A
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-01-03T15:11:50-07:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.rda::ds607.0
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce. (2006). NCEP 51-year Hydrological Reanalysis. Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory. https://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds607.0/. Accessed 18 June 2024.

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