NCEP FNL Operational Model Global Tropospheric Analyses, continuing from July 1999

These NCEP FNL (Final) Operational Global Analysis data are on 1-degree by 1-degree grids prepared operationally every six hours. This product is from the Global Data Assimilation System (GDAS), which continuously collects observational data from the Global Telecommunications System (GTS), and other sources, for many analyses. The FNLs are made with the same model which NCEP uses in the Global Forecast System (GFS), but the FNLs are prepared about an hour or so after the GFS is initialized. The FNLs are delayed so that more observational data can be used. The GFS is run earlier in support of time critical forecast needs, and uses the FNL from the previous 6 hour cycle as part of its initialization.

The analyses are available on the surface, at 26 mandatory (and other pressure) levels from 1000 millibars to 10 millibars, in the surface boundary layer and at some sigma layers, the tropopause and a few others. Parameters include surface pressure, sea level pressure, geopotential height, temperature, sea surface temperature, soil values, ice cover, relative humidity, u- and v- winds, vertical motion, vorticity and ozone.

The archive time series is continuously extended to a near-current date. It is not maintained in real-time.

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Questions? Email Resource Support Contact:

  • Riley Conroy
    rpconroy@ucar.edu
    UCAR/NCAR - Research Data Archive

Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1999-07-30T00:00:00Z
    End:  2018-10-20T18:00:00Z

Keywords

Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1999-07-30T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2018-10-20T18:00:00Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 90
Bounding Box South Lat -90
Bounding Box West Long -180
Bounding Box East Long 180
Spatial Representation grid
Spatial Resolution 1 degree
Related Links

Related Resource #1 : NMC EMC Model Documentation

Related Resource #2 : NCEP Global Parallel System Documentation

Related Resource #3 : MRF/AVN/GDAS CHANGES SINCE 1991

Related Resource #4 : THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GATEWAY ... HISTORY ...

Related Resource #5 : NCAR Command Language GRIB to NetCDF file structure description

Related Resource #6 : Ask NCEP science questions about the FNL dataset through this link.

Related Resource #7 : NCEP Grid-Point Statistical Interpolation (GSI) homepage

Related Resource #8 : WRF User Support

Additional Information N/A
Asset Size 520597 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 Riley Conroy
Resource Support Email rpconroy@ucar.edu
Resource Support Organization UCAR/NCAR - Research Data Archive
Science Support Name N/A
Science Support Email N/A
Science Support Organization N/A
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 2000-04-12
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.5065/D6M043C6
Alternate Identifier ds083.2
Resource Version N/A
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress onGoing
Metadata Date 2018-10-20T19:05:02-07:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.rda::ds083.2
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce. (2000). NCEP FNL Operational Model Global Tropospheric Analyses, continuing from July 1999. Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/D6M043C6. Accessed 21 October 2018.

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