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JRA-55C: Monthly Means and Variances

  • JRA-55C: Monthly Means and Variances
  • NCAR_DS628.3
  • Kobayashi, S., Y. Ota, Y. Harada, A. Ebita, M. Moriya, H. Onoda, K. Onogi, H. Kamahori, C. Kobayashi, H. Endo, K. Miyaoka, and K. Takahashi, 2015: The JRA-55 Reanalysis: General Specifications and Basic Characteristics. J. Met. Soc. Jap., 93(1), 5-48 (DOI: 10.2151/jmsj.2015-001), URL: Kobayashi, C., H. Endo, Y. Ota, S. Kobayashi, H. Onoda, Y. Harada, K. Onogi and H. Kamahori, 2014: Preliminary results of the JRA-55C, an atmospheric reanalysis assimilating conventional observations only. Sci. Online Lett. on the Atmos, 10, 78-82 (DOI: 10.2151/sola.2014-016), URL: Onogi, K., J. Tsutsui, H. Koide, M. Sakamoto, S. Kobayashi, H. Hatsushika, T. Matsumoto, N. Yamazaki, H. Kamahori, K. Takahashi, S. Kadokura, K. Wada, K. Kato, R. Oyama, T. Ose, N. Mannoji, and R. Taira, 2007: The JRA-25 Reanalysis. J. Met. Soc. Jap., 85(3), 369-432 (DOI: 10.2151/jmsj.85.369), URL:
  • As a subset of the Japanese 55-year Reanalysis (JRA-55) project, the Meteorological Research Institute of the Japan Meteorological Agency has conducted a global atmospheric reanalysis that assimilates only conventional surface and upper air observations, with no use of satellite observations, using the same data assimilation system as the JRA-55. The project, named the JRA-55 Conventional (JRA-55C), aims to produce a more homogeneous dataset over a long period, unaffected by changes in historical satellite observing systems. The dataset is intended to be suitable for studies of climate change or multidecadal variability. The reanalysis period of JRA-55C is from November 1972 to December 2012. The JMA recommends the use of JRA-55 to extend JRA-55C back to January 1958. The Data Support Section at NCAR has downloaded all JRA-55C data. The entire archive has been reorganized into single parameter time series, and model resolution data has been transformed to a regular Gaussian grid. The JRA-55C products are currently being made accessible to RDA registered users of JRA-55, and will appear incrementally via the Data Access tab.
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