NCEP FNL Operational Model Global Tropospheric Analyses, July 1976 to April 1997

The Final (FNL) global tropospheric analyses archived here were produced by NCEP's Global Forecast System (GFS), which was run operationally at 12-hour intervals to make multiple-day weather forecasts, from July 1976 through mid-April 1997. FNLs are analyses that are produced after the model has completed the forecast cycle, and they include the most complete set of observations available for a given cycle. The FNL from a given cycle, which is the best available analysis, is then used in the initialization of the next cycle.

FNL Data are available on pairs of 2.5-degree hemispheric grids (North and South) at the Earth's surface, twelve vertical levels from 1000 millibars up to 50 millibars, the tropopause, boundary and some sigma layers, and a few other levels. Parameters include surface pressure, sea level pressure, geopotential height, temperature, sea surface temperature, potential temperature, relative humidity, snow depth (weekly, Northern Hemisphere only) precipitable water, u- and v- winds, and vertical motion.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1976-07-01T00:00:00Z
    End:  1997-03-31T12:00:00Z

Keywords

Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1976-07-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 1997-03-31T12:00:00Z
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 : MRF/AVN/GDAS CHANGES SINCE 1991

Additional Information N/A
Resource Format NCEP_ON84 (Binary)
WMO_GRIB1 (Binary)
Standardized Resource Format GRIB
Binary
Asset Size 38303 MB
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Resource Support Name Bob Dattore
Resource Support Email dattore@ucar.edu
Resource Support Organization UCAR/NCAR - Research Data Archive
Distributor NCAR Research Data Archive
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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 1980-01-11
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.5065/D6K07288
Alternate Identifier ds082.0
Resource Version N/A
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-01-03T15:11:18-07:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.rda::ds082.0
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce. (1980). NCEP FNL Operational Model Global Tropospheric Analyses, July 1976 to April 1997. Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/D6K07288. Accessed 13 April 2024.

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