Entry_ID: NSIDC-0179
Entry_Title: CLPX-Model: Local Analysis and Prediction System: 4-D Atmospheric Analyses
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Liston, G. E. 
   Dataset_Title: CLPX-Model: Local Analysis and Prediction System: 4-D Atmospheric Analyses
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2003-11-01
   Dataset_Release_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
   Dataset_Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Online_Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0179.html
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Glen
   Middle_Name: E.
   Last_Name: Liston
   Email: liston@tachu.atmos.colostate.edu
   Phone: 1 970 491-7473 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Department of Atmospheric Science
      Address: Colorado State University
      City: Fort Collins
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80523
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Technical Contact
   First_Name: NSIDC
   Last_Name: User Services
   Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
   Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
   Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
      Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
      Address: University of Colorado
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80309-0449
      Country: USA
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Air Quality
   Variable_Level_1: Visibility
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Pressure
   Variable_Level_1: Atmospheric Pressure Measurements
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Pressure
   Variable_Level_1: Surface Pressure
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Air Temperature
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Potential Temperature
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Water Vapor
   Variable_Level_1: Dew Point Temperature
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Water Vapor
   Variable_Level_1: Evaporation
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Water Vapor
   Variable_Level_1: Humidity
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Winds
   Variable_Level_1: Convergence/Divergence
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Winds
   Variable_Level_1: Surface Winds
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Winds
   Variable_Level_1: Vorticity
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Clouds
   Variable_Level_1: Cloud Amount/Frequency
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Clouds
   Variable_Level_1: Cloud Base
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Clouds
   Variable_Level_1: Cloud Ceiling
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Precipitation
   Variable_Level_1: Precipitation Amount
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Precipitation
   Variable_Level_1: Precipitation Rate
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Precipitation
   Variable_Level_1: Snow
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow Cover
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow Melt
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Land Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Land Surface Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Moisture/Water Content
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Spectral/Engineering
   Term: Infrared Wavelengths
   Variable_Level_1: Thermal Infrared
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Ground Water
   Variable_Level_1: Infiltration
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow Cover
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow Melt
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Source_Name: MODELS
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2001-09-01
   Stop_Date: 2003-08-31
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Data_Set_Progress: in work
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 38.5
   Northernmost_Latitude: 42
   Westernmost_Longitude: -108.5
   Easternmost_Longitude: -104
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Project: CLPX > Cold Land Processes Field Experiment
Quality: Data has undergone a full QC.
Access_Constraints: Data available for public access.
Data_Set_Language: English
Originating_Center: NSIDC
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NASA DAAC > NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Format: NetCDF
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Group: Reference

   Albers, S. C., 1995: The LAPS wind analysis. Wea. Forecasting, 10,342-52.  
   Albers S. C., J. A. McGinley, D. L. Birkenheuer, and J. R. Smart, 1996: The 
   Local Analysis and Prediction System (LAPS): Analyses of clouds, 
   precipitation, and temperature. Wea. Forecasting, 11, 273-287.

   Birkenheuer, D., 1999: The effect of using digital satellite imagery in the 
   LAPS moisture analysis. Wea. Forecasting, 14, 782-788.

   McGinley, J. A., S. C. Albers, and P. A. Stamus, 1991: Validation of a 
   composite convective index as defined by a real-time local analysis system. 
   Wea. Forecasting, 6, 337-356.

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Group: Summary

   The Local Analysis and Prediction System (LAPS), run by the NOAA's Forecast 
   Systems Laboratory (FSL), combines numerous observed meteorological data sets 
   into a collection of atmospheric analyses. LAPS analyses data include hourly 
   three-dimensional and surface distributions of temperature, surface u and v 
   winds, vertical velocity, dew-point temperature, relative humidity, specific 
   humidity, pressure, MSL pressure, cloud type, mean cloud drop diameter, cloud 
   base, cloud top, fractional cloud cover, cloud liquid water, cloud ice, 
   surface precipitation type, rain concentration, snow concentration, soil 
   moisture, snow accumulation, snow water equivalent, and snowmelt over the Cold 
   Land Processes Experiment (CLPX) study areas in Colorado and Wyoming, USA 
   (approximately 36.1°N through 45.8°N latitude, and 113.8°W through 97.2°W 
   longitude). The CLPX LAPS analyses archive spans the period 1 September 2001 
   through 31 August 2003. Data are separated into a 2-D surface field group and 
   a 3-D upper air group. Data are available at an hourly resolution on a 10-km 
   horizontal grid (125 x 105), with the 3-D upper air group comprising 21 
   vertical levels. All data files are delivered in netCDF format.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/clpx/
   Description: CLPX Site
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2003-11-01
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-06-28
DIF_Revision_History:  updated distribution & media (deleted CD-ROM)