NCEP Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) 6-hourly Products, January 1979 to December 2010

The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) was initially completed over the 31-year period from 1979 to 2009 and has been extended to March 2011. CFSR was initialized 4 times per day (0000, 0600, 1200, and 1800 UTC), and the 6-hourly atmospheric, oceanic and land surface analyzed products are available at 0.3, 0.5, 1.0, 1.9, and 2.5 degree horizontal resolutions, along with forecast hours 1 through 6. However, not all parameters are available at all resolutions and some parameters are not analyzed (e.g. 2 meter temperature, 10 meter winds), so please consult the detailed metadata for exact descriptions of what is available.

For more information about CFSR in general, please see this page []. For data that extend CFSR beyond December 2010, please see the RDA datasets for NCEP's Climate Forecast System Version 2 (CFSv2) [].

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1979-01-01T00:00:00Z
    End:  2011-01-01T03:00:00Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1979-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2011-01-01T03:00:00Z
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

Related Resource #1 : Description of CFSR at the NCAR Climate Data Guide

Additional Information N/A
Resource Format WMO_GRIB2 (Binary)
Standardized Resource Format GRIB
Asset Size 67333977 MB
Legal Constraints

Use of this dataset is subject to UCAR's Terms of Use, except that commercial use is generally not prohibited.

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

Resource Support Name Bob Dattore
Resource Support Email
Resource Support Organization UCAR/NCAR - Research Data Archive
Distributor NCAR Research Data Archive
Metadata Contact Name N/A
Metadata Contact Email
Metadata Contact Organization NCAR Research Data Archive

Author Saha, Suranjana
Moorthi, Shrinivas
Pan, Hua-Lu
Wu, Xingren
Wang, Jie
Nadiga, Sudhir
Tripp, Patrick
Kistler, Robert
Woollen, John
Behringer, David
Liu, Haixia
Stokes, Diane
Grumbine, Robert
Gayno, George
Wang, Jun
Hou, Yu-Tai
Chuang, Hui-Ya
Juang, Hann-Ming H.
Sela, Joe
Iredell, Mark
Treadon, Russ
Kleist, Daryl
Van Delst, Paul
Keyser, Dennis
Derber, John
Ek, Michael
Meng, Jesse
Wei, Helin
Yang, Rongqian
Lord, Stephen
van den Dool, Huug
Kumar, Arun
Wang, Wanqiu
Long, Craig
Chelliah, Muthuvel
Xue, Yan
Huang, Boyin
Schemm, Jae-Kyung
Ebisuzaki, Wesley
Lin, Roger
Xie, Pingping
Chen, Mingyue
Zhou, Shuntai
Higgins, Wayne
Zou, Cheng-Zhi
Liu, Quanhua
Chen, Yong
Han, Yong
Cucurull, Lidia
Reynolds, Richard W.
Rutledge, Glenn
Goldberg, Mitch
Publisher Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory
Publication Date 2010-01-20
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier ds093.0
Resource Version N/A
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-04-21T17:05:03-07:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.rda::ds093.0
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Saha, Suranjana, Moorthi, Shrinivas, Pan, Hua-Lu, Wu, Xingren, Wang, Jie, Nadiga, Sudhir, Tripp, Patrick, Kistler, Robert, Woollen, John, Behringer, David, Liu, Haixia, Stokes, Diane, Grumbine, Robert, Gayno, George, Wang, Jun, Hou, Yu-Tai, Chuang, Hui-Ya, Juang, Hann-Ming H., Sela, Joe, Iredell, Mark, Treadon, Russ, Kleist, Daryl, Van Delst, Paul, Keyser, Dennis, Derber, John, Ek, Michael, Meng, Jesse, Wei, Helin, Yang, Rongqian, Lord, Stephen, van den Dool, Huug, Kumar, Arun, Wang, Wanqiu, Long, Craig, Chelliah, Muthuvel, Xue, Yan, Huang, Boyin, Schemm, Jae-Kyung, Ebisuzaki, Wesley, Lin, Roger, Xie, Pingping, Chen, Mingyue, Zhou, Shuntai, Higgins, Wayne, Zou, Cheng-Zhi, Liu, Quanhua, Chen, Yong, Han, Yong, Cucurull, Lidia, Reynolds, Richard W., Rutledge, Glenn, Goldberg, Mitch. (2010). NCEP Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) 6-hourly Products, January 1979 to December 2010. Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory. Accessed 25 May 2024.

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