A high resolution (32km x 29 pressure levels) data set focused upon the North American Region. Relative to the NCEP-DOE (R2) it has a much improved land-hydrology, diurnal cycle and land-atmosphere interaction. As such, it can be considered a second generation reanalysis. A unique feature is the direct assimilation of observed precipitation.
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National Center for Atmospheric Research Staff (Eds). Last modified "The Climate Data Guide: NCEP NARR.” Retrieved from https://climatedataguide.ucar.edu/climate-data/ncep-narr on 2023-12-04.
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Schneider, D. P., C. Deser, J. Fasullo, and K. E. Trenberth, 2013: Climate Data Guide Spurs Discovery and Understanding. Eos Trans. AGU, 94, 121–122, https://doi.org/10.1002/2013eo130001
standard reanalysis sources; precipitation, TOV-1B radiances
32km x 45 eta