Identification

Title

NCEP GDAS/FNL 0.25 Degree Global Tropospheric Analyses and Forecast Grids

Alternative title(s)

ds083.3

Abstract

These NCEP FNL (Final) operational global analysis and forecast data are on 0.25-degree by 0.25-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.

Resource type

dataset

Resource locator

https://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds083.3/

protocol: https

applicationProfile: browser

name: Dataset Description

description: Related Link

function: information

https://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds083.3/#!access

protocol: https

applicationProfile: browser

name: Data Access

description: Related Link

function: download

Unique resource identifier

code

codeSpace

Dataset language

Spatial reference system

code identifying the spatial reference system

Classification of spatial data and services

Topic category

climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere

Keywords

Keyword set

keyword value

dataset

originating controlled vocabulary

title

Resource Type

reference date

date type

revision

effective date

2014-10-16

Keyword set

keyword value

NCEP-GDAS > NCEP Global Data Assimilation System

NCEP-FNL > NCEP Final Global Data Assimilation System

originating controlled vocabulary

title

U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Global Change Master Directory

reference date

date type

revision

effective date

2019-02-11

Keyword set

keyword value

WRF > WRF (Weather Research and Forecasting) Modeling

originating controlled vocabulary

title

U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Global Change Master Directory

reference date

date type

revision

effective date

2019-02-12

Keyword set

keyword value

EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > SURFACE WATER PROCESSES/MEASUREMENTS > RUNOFF

EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT

EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW DEPTH

EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE > ICE EXTENT

EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE

EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SURFACE THERMAL PROPERTIES > SKIN TEMPERATURE

EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES > ALBEDO

EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL TEMPERATURE

EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT

EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > LAND MANAGEMENT > LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION

EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION RATE

EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT

EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD FREQUENCY

EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD MICROPHYSICS > CLOUD LIQUID WATER/ICE

EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > WIND DYNAMICS > WIND SHEAR

EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > WIND DYNAMICS > VORTICITY

EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > WIND DYNAMICS > VERTICAL WIND VELOCITY/SPEED

EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > UPPER LEVEL WINDS

EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS

EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR PROCESSES > EVAPORATION

EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS > TOTAL PRECIPITABLE WATER

EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS > HUMIDITY

EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS > DEW POINT TEMPERATURE

EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > UPPER AIR TEMPERATURE

EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > POTENTIAL TEMPERATURE

EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > MAXIMUM/MINIMUM TEMPERATURE

EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE

EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SHORTWAVE RADIATION

EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > LONGWAVE RADIATION

EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > HEAT FLUX

EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SEA LEVEL PRESSURE

EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE

EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > GRAVITY WAVE

EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ALTITUDE > PLANETARY BOUNDARY LAYER HEIGHT

EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ALTITUDE > GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT

originating controlled vocabulary

title

U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Global Change Master Directory

reference date

date type

revision

effective date

2018-12-10

Geographic location

West bounding longitude

-180

East bounding longitude

180

North bounding latitude

90

South bounding latitude

-90

Temporal reference

Temporal extent

Begin position

2015-07-08T00:00:00Z

End position

2019-02-09T03:00:00Z

Dataset reference date

date type

publication

effective date

2015-07-23

Frequency of update

daily

Quality and validity

Lineage

Conformity

Data format

name of format

version of format

Constraints related to access and use

Constraint set

Use constraints

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

Limitations on public access

Registration on the RDA web site is a requirement for access to the data.

Responsible organisations

Responsible party

organisation name

UCAR/NCAR - Research Data Archive

full postal address

National Center for Atmospheric Research

CISL/DSS

P.O. Box 3000

Boulder

80307

U.S.A.

telephone number

(303) 497-2467

facsimile number

303-497-1291

email address

rpconroy@ucar.edu

responsible party role

pointOfContact

Metadata on metadata

Metadata point of contact

organisation name

NCAR Research Data Archive

full postal address

National Center for Atmospheric Research

CISL/DSS

P.O. Box 3000

Boulder

80307

U.S.A.

facsimile number

303-497-1291

email address

rdahelp@ucar.edu

web address

https://rda.ucar.edu/

name: NCAR Research Data Archive

description: The Research Data Archive (RDA), managed by the Data Support Section (DSS) of the Computational and Information Systems Laboratory (CISL) at NCAR, contains a large and diverse collection of meteorological and oceanographic observations, operational and reanalysis model outputs, and remote sensing datasets to support atmospheric and geosciences research, along with ancillary datasets, such as topography/bathymetry, vegetation, and land use.

function: downlaod

responsible party role

pointOfContact

Metadata date

2019-02-13T16:05:03-07:00

Metadata language

eng; USA