The WFDEI Meteorological Forcing Data

The WFDEI meteorological forcing data set has been generated using the same methodology as the widely used WATCH Forcing Data (WFD) by making use of the ERA-Interim reanalysis data. The ERA-Interim reanalysis data have led to improvements in precipitation and wind speed data while the changes in the aerosol corrections have improved the downward shortwave fluxes. The WFDEI will allow more detailed comparisons of hydrological and Earth System model outputs with relevant satellite products than using the WFD.

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  • Chi-Fan Shih
    UCAR/NCAR - Research Data Archive

Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1979-01-01T00:00:00Z
    End:  2016-12-31T22:30:00Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1979-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2016-12-31T22:30:00Z
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 NetCDF
Standardized Resource Format NetCDF
Asset Size 808164 MB
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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
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 Weedon, Graham P.
Balsamo, G.
Bellouin, N.
Gomes, S.
Best, M. J.
Viterbo, P.
Publisher Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory
Publication Date 2018-02-17
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier ds314.2
Resource Version N/A
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2023-09-18T07:05:02-07:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.rda::ds314.2
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Weedon, Graham P., Balsamo, G., Bellouin, N., Gomes, S., Best, M. J., Viterbo, P.. (2018). The WFDEI Meteorological Forcing Data. Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory. Accessed 29 September 2023.

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