NCEP NARR

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NCEP NARR
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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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None
Dataset DOIs
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Hosted Climate Index Files
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Usage Restrictions
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Key Figures

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NARR daily precipitation for April 11, 1979. Data are plotted on a Lambert Conformal projection. The values are the mean of eight 3-hourly values. (Climate Data Guide; D. Shea)

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NARR daily mean temperature for April 11, 1979. Data are plotted on a Lambert Conformal projection. The values are the mean of eight 3-hourly values. (Climate Data Guide; D. Shea)

Other Information

Earth system components and main variables
Type of data product
Dataset collections
None

Years of record
to
Data time period extended
Yes, data set is extended
Timestep
Climatology, Sub-daily, Monthly
Formats:
Input Data

standard reanalysis sources; precipitation, TOV-1B radiances

Vertical Levels:
None
Missing Data Flag
Spatially complete
Ocean or Land
None
Spatial Resolution

32km

Model Resolution (reanalysis)

32km x 45 eta

Data Assimilation Method
Model Vintage (reanalysis)

2003