Dataset

NCEP(GFS - FNL) - National Centers for Environmental Prediction Global Forecast System (Final) global gridded anlaysis archive - 2000 to Present

Australian Ocean Data Network
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere - Information and Data Centre (Point of Contact)
Viewed: [[ro.stat.viewed]] Cited: [[ro.stat.cited]] Accessed: [[ro.stat.accessed]]
ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info%3Aofi%2Ffmt%3Akev%3Amtx%3Adc&rfr_id=info%3Asid%2FANDS&rft_id=http://www.marlin.csiro.au/geonetwork/srv/en/search?uuid=ef2b24c0-7940-411b-a14d-feed86226cda&rft.title=NCEP(GFS - FNL) - National Centers for Environmental Prediction Global Forecast System (Final) global gridded anlaysis archive - 2000 to Present&rft.identifier=http://www.marlin.csiro.au/geonetwork/srv/en/search?uuid=ef2b24c0-7940-411b-a14d-feed86226cda&rft.publisher=Australian Ocean Data Network&rft.description=The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Global Forecast System (GFS) final (FNL) gridded analysis datasets for the period from Jan 2000 until the current day. The NCEP GFS is a global spectral data assimilation and forecast model system giving 6 hourly (00, 06, 12 and 18 UTC) atmospheric variables at 26 levels with a resolution of .5 degree. The FNL version uses the same GFS model but the analysis is run at 3 hours past synoptic time instead (when more observational data is available), where a shorter (GDAS), 9-hr forecast is run. This 9-hr forecast is presumably of slightly better quality, as its analysis contains more observational information. The GFS model superceeded the AVN model in October 2002. Data is stored under a single folder(fnl) with 6 hourly files Zipped and Tar'd into a single monthly file with the naming convention {gfsYYMM (YY=year, MM=month)}. This archive is updated on a monthly basis.Unprocessed 6 hourly grib output files from NCEP GFS-FNL forecast model.&rft.creator=Anonymous&rft.date=2008&rft.coverage=northlimit=90; southlimit=-90; westlimit=-180; eastLimit=180&rft.coverage=northlimit=90; southlimit=-90; westlimit=-180; eastLimit=180&rft_rights=Available on the HPSC cherax for CSIRO internal use, users are required to contact Jack Katzfey first.&rft_subject=Climatology Meteorology Atmosphere &rft_subject=Geopotential Height&rft_subject=Earth Science&rft_subject=Atmosphere&rft_subject=Altitude&rft_subject=Atmospheric Pressure Measurements&rft_subject=Atmospheric Pressure&rft_subject=Sea Level Pressure&rft_subject=Surface Pressure&rft_subject=Air Temperature&rft_subject=Atmospheric Temperature&rft_subject=Surface Temperature&rft_subject=Potential Temperature&rft_subject=Earth Science | Atmosphere | Atmospheric Temperature | Surface Air Temperature&rft_subject=Humidity&rft_subject=Atmospheric Water Vapor&rft_subject=Surface Winds&rft_subject=Atmospheric Winds&rft_subject=Upper Level Winds&rft_subject=Precipitation Amount&rft_subject=Precipitation&rft_subject=Rain&rft_subject=Liquid Precipitation&rft_subject=Soil Temperature&rft_subject=Land Surface&rft_subject=Soils&rft_subject=Global / Oceans | World&rft_subject=Model Run: Gfs(Fnl)&rft_subject=Model: Ncep&rft.type=dataset&rft.language=English Access the data

Licence & Rights:

view details

Available on the HPSC cherax for CSIRO internal use, users are required to contact Jack Katzfey first.

Access:

Other

Full description

The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Global Forecast System (GFS) final (FNL) gridded analysis datasets for the period from Jan 2000 until the current day. The NCEP GFS is a global spectral data assimilation and forecast model system giving 6 hourly (00, 06, 12 and 18 UTC) atmospheric variables at 26 levels with a resolution of .5 degree. The FNL version uses the same GFS model but the analysis is run at 3 hours past synoptic time instead (when more observational data is available), where a shorter (GDAS), 9-hr forecast is run. This 9-hr forecast is presumably of slightly better quality, as its analysis contains more observational information. The GFS model superceeded the AVN model in October 2002. Data is stored under a single folder(fnl) with 6 hourly files Zipped and Tar'd into a single monthly file with the naming convention {gfsYYMM (YY=year, MM=month)}. This archive is updated on a monthly basis.

Notes

NCEP, CSIRO - Marine and Atmospheric Research.
NCEP
Jack Katzfey
Marcus Thatcher.

Lineage

Unprocessed 6 hourly grib output files from NCEP GFS-FNL forecast model.

Data time period: 2000-01-01

Click to explore relationships graph

180,90 180,-90 0,-90 -180,-90 -180,90 0,90 180,90

0,0

text: northlimit=90; southlimit=-90; westlimit=-180; eastLimit=180

Other Information
Documentation Link

uri : http://www.ncep.noaa.gov/

Link to NCEP home page

Documentation Link

uri : http://wwwt.emc.ncep.noaa.gov/gmb/moorthi/gam.html

Link to current GFS model specifications

Data Link (private)

uri : file://///cherax.hpsc.csiro.au/kat024/save/fnl

Link to folder of NCEP GFS (FNL) data

Identifiers