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NCEP Climate Forecast System Version 2 (CFSv2) Selected Hourly Time-Series Products

  • NCEP Climate Forecast System Version 2 (CFSv2) Selected Hourly Time-Series Products
  • NCAR_DS094.1
  • Saha, Suranjana, and Coauthors, 2014: The NCEP Climate Forecast System Version 2. J. Climate, 27, 2185-2208 (DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00823.1).
  • The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Climate Forecast System (CFS) is initialized four times per day (0000, 0600, 1200, and 1800 UTC). NCEP upgraded CFS to version 2 on March 30, 2011. This is the same model that was used to create the NCEP Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR). Selected CFS time series products are those that are expected to be most useful to users of the dataset, but the products here are by no means an exhaustive compilation of all of the possible products that could be created from the full 6-hourly CFS dataset. The products here are available at 0.2, 0.5, 1.0, and 2.5 degree horizontal resolutions at hourly intervals by combining either 1) the analysis and one- through five-hour forecasts, or 2) the one- through six-hour forecasts, for each initialization time. Beginning with January 1, 2011, these data are archived as an extension of CFSR. The files in this dataset are grouped by month, so data for a particular month are not available until a few days into the subsequent month. If you need data for the current month, please consult the CFSv2 dataset that contains the complete suite of 6-hourly products. For more information about CFS, please see [].
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