Rapid Refresh (RAP) [13 km]


Metadata
File Identifier: gov.noaa.ncdc:C00690
Metadata Language: eng; USA
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Resource Type: Dataset
Responsible Party:
Organisation Name: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Contact Info:
Voice: 1-828-271-4800
Fax: 1-828-271-4876
Delivery Point: 151 Patton Avenue
City: Asheville
Administrative Area: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
E-Mail Address: ncei.orders@noaa.gov
Online Resource: https://www.ncei.noaa.gov
Metadata Date: 2018-11-05
Metadata Standard Name: ISO 19115-2 Geographic Information - Metadata - Part 2: Extensions for Imagery and Gridded Data
Metadata Standard Version: ISO 19115-2:2009(E)
Data Identification
Abstract: The Rapid Refresh (RAP) numerical weather model took the place of the Rapid Update Cycle (RUC) on May 1, 2012. Run by the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP), RAP runs with two versions. The first generates weather data on a 13-km (8-mile) resolution horizontal grid and the second, the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR), generates data down to a 3-km (2-mile) resolution grid for smaller regions of interest. RAP forecasts are generated every hour with forecast lengths going out 18 hours with a 1 hour temporal resolution. Multiple data sources go into the generation of RAP forecasts: commercial aircraft weather data, balloon data, radar data, surface observations, and satellite data. This dataset contains a 13 km horizontal resolution Lambert Conformal grid covering the Continental United States (CONUS) domain.
Purpose: Developed to serve users needing frequently updated short-range weather forecasts, including those in the US aviation community and US severe weather forecasting community. Also used prominently for energy-related (especially renewable) forecast guidance.
Language: eng; USA
Citation:
Title: Rapid Refresh (RAP) [13 km]
Date:
Date: 2012-05-09
Date Type: Publication Date
Identifier: NCEI DSI 6187_08
Identifier: gov.noaa.ncdc:C00690
Organisation Name: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Role: Publisher
Organisation Name: DOC/NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC > Environmental Modeling Center, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Role: Originator
Contact Info:
Online Resource: http://rapidrefresh.noaa.gov/
Organisation Name: DOC/NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC > Environmental Modeling Center, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Role: Author
Contact Info:
Online Resource: http://rapidrefresh.noaa.gov/
Organisation Name: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Role: Distributor
Contact Info:
Online Resource: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/data-access/model-data/model-datasets/rapid-refresh-rap
Point Of Contact:
Organisation Name: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Position Name: Customer Engagement Branch
Role: Point Of Contact
Contact Info:
Voice: 1-828-271-4800
Fax: 1-828-271-4876
Delivery Point: 151 Patton Avenue
City: Asheville
Administrative Area: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
E-Mail Address: ncei.orders@noaa.gov
Online Resource: https://www.ncei.noaa.gov
Organisation Name: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Role: Point Of Contact
Contact Info:
E-Mail Address: nomads.ncdc@noaa.gov
Representation Type: Grid
Topic Category: Atmosphere and Climatic
Keyword Collection:
Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Air Quality > Visibility
Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Altitude > Geopotential Height
Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Altitude > Planetary Boundary Layer Height
Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Altitude > Tropopause
Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Atmospheric Pressure Measurements
Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Pressure Thickness
Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Sea Level Pressure
Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Surface Pressure
Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Temperature > Air Temperature
Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Atmospheric Stability
Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Dew Point Temperature
Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Temperature > Potential Temperature
Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Temperature > Skin Temperature
Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Temperature
Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Upper Air Temperature
Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Water Vapor Indicators > Dew Point Temperature
Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Water Vapor Indicators > Humidity
Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Water Vapor Indicators > Total Precipitable Water
Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Water Vapor
Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Water Vapor Profiles
Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Boundary Layer Winds
Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Wind Dynamics > Convection
Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Surface Winds
Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Upper Level Winds
Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Wind Dynamics > Vertical Wind Velocity/Speed
Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Wind Dynamics > Vorticity
Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Wind Profiles
Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Liquid Precipitation > Rain > Freezing Rain
Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Precipitation Rate
Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Liquid Precipitation > Rain
Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Solid Precipitation > Ice Pellets > Sleet
Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Solid Precipitation > Snow
Keyword: Earth Science > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice > Snow Depth
Keyword: Earth Science > Land Surface > Surface Thermal Properties > Land Surface Temperature
Keyword: Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Sea Surface Temperature
Associated Thesaurus: Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Keyword: Continent > North America > United States Of America
Associated Thesaurus: Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Keyword: Vertical Location > Boundary Layer
Keyword: Vertical Location > Land Surface
Keyword: Vertical Location > Sea Surface
Keyword: Vertical Location > Troposphere
Keyword: Vertical Location > Stratosphere
Associated Thesaurus: Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Keyword: NOMADS > The NOAA Operational Model Archive and Distribution System
Associated Thesaurus: Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
Keyword: 10 km - < 50 km or approximately .09 degree - < .5 degree
Associated Thesaurus: Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Horizontal Data Resolution Keywords
Keyword: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Keyword: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Associated Thesaurus: Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
Spatial Extent:
West Bounding Longitude: -139.9
East Bounding Longitude: -57.3
North Bounding Latitude: 59.0
South Bounding Latitude: 16.2
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Fax: 1-828-271-4876
Delivery Point: 151 Patton Avenue
City: Asheville
Administrative Area: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
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Fax: 1-828-271-4876
Delivery Point: 151 Patton Avenue
City: Asheville
Administrative Area: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
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Voice: 1-828-271-4800
Fax: 1-828-271-4876
Delivery Point: 151 Patton Avenue
City: Asheville
Administrative Area: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
E-Mail Address: ncei.orders@noaa.gov
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Role: Distributor
Contact Info:
Voice: 1-828-271-4800
Fax: 1-828-271-4876
Delivery Point: 151 Patton Avenue
City: Asheville
Administrative Area: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
E-Mail Address: ncei.orders@noaa.gov
Online Resource: https://www.ncei.noaa.gov
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