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ISLSCP II ECMWF Near-Surface Meteorology Parameters

Metadata Updated: December 6, 2023

This data set for the ISLSCP Initiative II data collection provides meteorology data with fixed, monthly, monthly-6-hourly, 6-hourly, and 3-hourly temporal resolutions. The data were derived from the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) near-surface meteorology data set, 40-year re-analysis, or ERA-40 (Simmons and Gibson, 2000), which covers the years 1957 to 2001. The data were processed onto the ISLSCP II Earth grid with a spatial resolution of 1-degree in both latitude and longitude, and span the common ISLSCP II period from 1986 to 1995.The ECMWF forecast system is called the Integrated Forecasting System (IFS) and was developed in co-operation with Meteo-France. For ERA40 it is used with 60 levels from the top of the model at 10 Pa to the lowest level at about 10 m above the surface. There are 46 compressed (.tar.gz) data files with this data set. Each uncompressed file contains space-delimited text (.asc) data files.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date October 25, 2023
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023

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Harvested from NASA Data.json

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date October 25, 2023
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023
Publisher ORNL_DAAC
Identifier C2784255955-ORNL_CLOUD
Data First Published 2023-10-15
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2023-10-16
Category ISLSCP II, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Citation Beljaars, A.C.M., A.K. Betts, E. Brown de Colstoun, F.G. Hall, G.J. Collatz, B.W. Meeson, S.O. Los, and D.R. Landis. 2014. ISLSCP II ECMWF Near-Surface Meteorology Parameters. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.
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Program Code 026:001
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Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 1985-01-01T00:00:00Z/1998-12-31T23:59:59Z

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