NCEP Daily Global Analyses


DATA SETS    

 

 

Twice daily analysis of temperature, pressure, and precipitation. The data provided is an analyzed data set, which is a blend of observational and model data.

Spatial Coverage:

  • 90N-90S (by 2.5), 0E-357.5E (by 2.5)
  • 90N-20N (by 5), 0E-357.5E (by 5) for the monthly mean NH files

Temporal Coverage:

  • December 1979 through Sep 29 1999
  • Daily mean values
  • Monthly means 1979-1-to 1994-12
  • Monthly means 1979-1 to 1994-12
  • Monthly means 1979-1 to 1994-12

 

Scientific Reference/Research:

  • NMC, 1986. Packing and identification of NMC Grid Point Data.
  • Randel, W.J., 1987. Global Atmospheric Circulation Statistics, 1000-1 mb. NCAR Technical Note TN-295+STR, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, 245 pp.
  • Trenberth, K.E., and J.G. Olson, 1988. Evaluation of NMC Global Analyses: 1979-87. NCAR Technical Note TN-299+STR, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, 82 pp.
  • Trenberth, K.E., and J.G. Olson, 1988. Intercomparison of NMC and ECMWF Global Analyses: 1980-1986. NCAR Technical Note TN-301+STR, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, 81 pp.

Data:

  • Paramaters available:
  • Zonal Wind
  • Meridional Wind
  • Air Temperature
  • Geopotential height
  • Relative humidity
  • Sea Level Pressure
  • Surface pressure
  • Tropopause pressure
  • Tropopause Temperature
  • Precipitable Water
  • Data Format is NetCDF
  • Data is from NCDC and NCAR

Download

NCEP Daily Global Analyses data provided by the NOAA-CIRES Climate Diagnostics Center, Boulder, Colorado, USA, from their Web site at http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/

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