NCEP/NCAR Global Reanalysis Products, 1948-continuing

Products from NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis Project (NNRP or R1) are archived in this dataset. The resolution of the global Reanalysis Model is T62 (209 km) with 28 vertical sigma levels. Results are available at 6 hour intervals. Although the initial plan is to reanalyze the data for a 40-year period (1957-1996), production has gone back to 1948 and going forward continuously. Future plans call for rerunning the entire period as next generation models are ready.

There are over 80 different variables, (including geopotential height, temperature, relative humidity, u- and v- wind components, etc.) in several different coordinate systems, such as 17 pressure level stack on 2.5 by 2.5 degree grids, 28 sigma level stack on 192 by 94 Gaussian grids, and 11 isentropic level stack on 2.5 by 2.5 degree grid. They are organized as different subgroups in the archive. In addition to analyses, diagnostic terms (for example: radiative heating, convective heating) and accumulative variables (like precipitation rate) are present. The input observations are archived with quality and usage flags in WMO BUFR format. Most of the project outputs are stored in WMO GRIB format. Other files, such as restart files and zonal statistics, are saved in IEEE format.

Some special periods are analyzed more than once to provide data for special research studies. For example, a special run of 1979 was made excluding most satellite inputs. This run could be used for evaluating the impact of satellite data on the analysis. During the TOGA COARE experiment period, special runs of reanalysis model without experimental data are archived under the TOGA COARE directory.

For details and problems, see NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis TOGA COARE [https://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds090.0/inventories/TOGA-COARE/]. Monthly means are on line at ds090.2 [https://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds090.2/]. The R1 forecasts are in ds090.1 [https://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds090.1/] dataset.

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Questions? Email Resource Support Contact:

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

Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1948-01-01T00:00:00Z
    End:  2019-11-01T23:59:00Z

Keywords

Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1948-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2019-11-01T23:59:00Z
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 1.875 degree
2.5 degree
Related Links

Related Resource #1 : Description of the NCEP/NCAR (R1) Reanalysis at the NCAR Climate Data Guide

Related Resource #2 : NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis Project(CDAS)

Related Resource #3 : NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis Project Information

Additional Information N/A
Asset Size 3779568 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 1994-11-21
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Not Assigned
Alternate Identifier ds090.0
Resource Version N/A
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress onGoing
Metadata Date 2019-11-08T15:05:01-07:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.rda::ds090.0
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce. (1994). NCEP/NCAR Global Reanalysis Products, 1948-continuing. Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory. https://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds090.0/. Accessed 16 November 2019.

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