JRA-25 is a second generation reanalysis product. The model and data assimilation are from the operational system in April 2004. It was the first reanalysis to assimilate wind profiles around tropical cyclones deduced from best-track data, resulting in improved tropical cyclone analysis in a global context. In addition, low-level (stratus) cloud decks along the western subtropical coasts of continents are also better simulated, improving radiation budgets in these regions. A primary goal of JRA-25 is to provide a consistent and high-quality reanalysis dataset for climate research, monitoring, and operational forecasts, especially by improving the coverage and quality of analysis in the Asian region. Note: JRA-25 has been superseded by the JRA-55 reanalysis, a 3rd generation product.
National Center for Atmospheric Research Staff (Eds). Last modified 05 Jul 2016. "The Climate Data Guide: JRA-25." Retrieved from https://climatedataguide.ucar.edu/climate-data/jra-25.