Climate Forecast System Reforecast (CFSR), for 1981 to 2011

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

The NCEP Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) was designed and executed as a global, high resolution, coupled atmosphere-ocean-land surface-sea ice system to provide the best estimate of the state of these coupled domains over the 31-year period of 1979 to 2009. A complete Reforecast of CFS version 2, over the 30-year period (1981-2011) has been created in order to provide stable calibration and skill estimates of the new system, for operational seasonal and sub seasonal prediction at NCEP. Coupled full 9-month forecasts from initial conditions every 5 days apart (for all 4 cycles on that day) have been made for each calendar year with the T126L64 GFS with half-hourly coupling to the ocean (MOM4 at 0.25 degree equatorial, 0.5 degree global). Total number of 9-month forecasts is 73x4 for each year, amounting to 8468 forecast runs for the full period. In addition to the 9-month runs, there is a full season run from every 0Z cycle over a 12-year period (1999-2010) for a total of 4380 runs. There is also a short 45-day forecast from every 6Z, 12Z and 18Z cycle over the same 12-year period (1999-2010) for a total of 13140 runs.

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Metadata Date November 5, 2018
Metadata Created Date September 27, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2010 (publication)
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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 5, 2018
Metadata Created Date September 27, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2010 (publication)
Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
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Access Constraints Cite this dataset when used as a source., Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives., Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
Bbox East Long 180.0
Bbox North Lat 90.0
Bbox South Lat -90.0
Bbox West Long -180.0
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Graphic Preview Description NCEP Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) Logo
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Guid gov.noaa.ncdc:C00766
Harvest Object Id 204d9931-7ca2-42f7-b236-4eda94d9cc8a
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
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Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
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Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1981-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2011-03-31

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