NCEP/NCAR R1 Pressure Level Climatological Means

SOURCE: NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis CDROM, BAMS, 2001

DATA DESCRIPTION: These are selected fields from the means provided by the NCEP/NCAR reanalysis. No additional processing has been done other than regridding.

UPDATED THROUGH: Dec 1998

FORMAT: NetCDF

GRID: Global - T63 Gaussian (192 x 96), T42 Gaussian (128 x 64), 2.5 Degree Regular (144 x 73)

LEVELS: (Pressure) Select Levels available for each variable

U,V : 925,850,700,500,300,250,200,100,50,20
VVEL: 850,700,500,300,200
ZA : 1000,925,850,700,500,300,250,200,100,70,50,30,20
T : 925,850,700,500,300,250,200,100
Q : 925,850,700,500,300


TIMES: Twelve climatological means for the 1979-1998 period.

CURRENT HOLDINGS: Average from January 1979 - December 1998

FIELDS:

Description Name Units
Zonal wind component U m s-1
Meridional wind component V m s-1
Vertical pressure velocity OMEGA Pa s-1
Geopotential height ZA m
Temperature T K
Specific humidity Q kg kg-1
Surface pressure PS Pa
Sea level pressure SLP Pa
Precipitable water PWAT kg m-2

MSS Directory: /CA/NMC/PRESS/LTM/

Filenames:

T63UV.nc

T42UV.nc UV2.5dg.nc
T63VVEL.nc T42VVEL.nc VVEL2.5dg.nc
T63ZA.nc T42ZA.nc ZA2.5dg.nc
T63T.nc T42T.nc T2.5dg.nc
T63Q.nc T42Q.nc Q2.5dg.nc
T63PS.nc T42PS.nc PS2.5dg.nc
T63PMSL.nc T42PMSL.nc PMSL2.5dg.nc
T63PWAT.nc T42PWAT.nc PWAT2.5dg.nc