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CLPX NOAA FSL Rapid Update Cycle 20 km (RUC-20) Dataset

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0180

Summary

The Rapid Update Cycle analysis/model system at a 20-km horizontal resolution (RUC20) provides short-range numerical weather guidance for general forecasting, as well as for the special short-term needs of aviation and severe-weather forecasting. This data set consists of 60 meteorological and soil parameters at 50 computational levels. Data are available from 1 October 2002 to 1 October 2003. RUC20 is a further development on the RUC40 model that produced output at a 40 km horizontal resolution.

The NASA Cold Land Processes Experiment (CLPX) is a multi-sensor, multi-scale experiment that focuses on extending a local-scale understanding of water fluxes, storage, and transformations to regional and global scales. Within a framework of nested study areas in the central Rocky Mountains of the western United States, ranging from 1-ha to 160,000 km2, intensive ground, airborne, and spaceborne observations are collected. Data collection focuses on two seasons: mid-winter, when conditions are generally frozen and dry, and early spring, a transitional period when both frozen and thawed, dry and wet conditions are widespread.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 54°     S: 24°     E: 66°     W: -126°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Cline, D., G. Fall, and A. Nilsson.
Dataset Title: CLPX NOAA FSL Rapid Update Cycle 20 km (RUC-20) Dataset
Dataset Release Date: 2004-02-02
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-0180.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2002-09-30
Stop Date: 2003-09-30

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA
  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA COLORADO, WYOMING
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION NORTHERN HEMISPHERE

Science Keywords

  • Atmosphere Altitude Geopotential Height
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Pressure
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Pressure Sea Level Pressure
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Albedo
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Heat Flux Latent Heat Flux
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Heat Flux Sensible Heat Flux
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Incoming Solar Radiation
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Longwave Radiation Incoming Long Wave
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Outgoing Longwave Radiation
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Shortwave Radiation Outgoing Short Wave
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Air Temperature Potential Temperature
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Air Temperature
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Surface Air Temperature
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Water Vapor Humidity Specific Humidity
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds Surface Winds
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds Upper Level Winds
  • Atmosphere Clouds High Level Cloud Cover
  • Atmosphere Clouds Low Level Cloud Cover
  • Atmosphere Clouds Mid Level Cloud Cover
  • Atmosphere Precipitation Precipitation Amount
  • Atmosphere Precipitation Snow
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Albedo
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Melt
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
  • Land Surface Land Temperature Land Heat Capacity Snow Phase-Change Heat Flux
  • Land Surface Soils Soil Moisture/Water Content
  • Land Surface Soils Soil Temperature
  • Land Surface Surface Radiative Properties Albedo
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Albedo
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Melt
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Surface Water Runoff

Ancillary Keywords

  • Air Temperatures
  • Albedo
  • Atmospheric Pressure
  • Atmospheric Stratification
  • Atmospheric Temperature
  • Atmospheric Water Vapor
  • Cloud Cover
  • Humidity
  • Incoming Shortwave Radiation
  • Latent Heat Flux
  • Longwave Downward Radiation
  • Longwave Radiation
  • Near-surface Air Temperatures
  • Precipitation
  • Precipitation Amount
  • Precipitation Type
  • Sensible Heat
  • Shortwave Radiation
  • Snow Accumulation
  • Snow Melt
  • Soil Moisture
  • Soil Temperatures
  • Soil Water Content
  • Surface Soil Moisture
  • Surface Winds
  • Two-Meter Air Temperature
  • Wind Velocity
  • Winter Air Temperature

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • MODELS

Project

  • CLPX Cold Land Processes Field Experiment

Quality

Known gaps in these data are listed in the metadata. However, there still may be unknown gaps in these data that are unaccounted for in the metadata. The responsibility for checking data continuity is left to the user.

Data Set Progress

in work

Originating Center

NSIDC

Data Center

NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Personnel

Don Cline
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 952 361 6610 x252
Fax: 1 952 361 6634
Email: cline@nohrsc.nws.gov
Contact Address:

  • NOHRSC
  • National Weather Service
  • National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center
  • 1735 Lake Drive W.

City: Chanhassen
Province or State: MN
Postal Code: 55317

Don Cline
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 952 361 6610 x252
Fax: 1 952 361 6634
Email: cline@nohrsc.nws.gov
Contact Address:

  • NOHRSC
  • National Weather Service
  • National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center
  • 1735 Lake Drive W.

City: Chanhassen
Province or State: MN
Postal Code: 55317

Greg Fall
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 952 316 6610 x251
Fax: 1 952 361 6634
Email: fall@nohrsc.nws.gov
Contact Address:

  • NOHRSC
  • 1735 Lake Drive West

City: Chanhassen
Province or State: MN
Postal Code: 55317
Country: USA

Greg Fall
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 952 316 6610 x251
Fax: 1 952 361 6634
Email: fall@nohrsc.nws.gov
Contact Address:

  • NOHRSC
  • 1735 Lake Drive West

City: Chanhassen
Province or State: MN
Postal Code: 55317
Country: USA

Anders Nilsson
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • National Weather Service, NOAA
  • NOHRSC
  • 1735 Lake Drive West

City: Chanhassen
Province or State: MN
Postal Code: 55317
Country: USA

NSIDC User Services
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Related URL

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
CLPX Site

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Register as a CLPX user

Reference

GCIP links: http://www.atmos.umd.edu/~srb/gcip/project.htm http://www.atmos.umd.edu/~srb/gcip/backgrd.htm http://orbit-net.nesdis.noaa.gov/arad/fpdt/goescat_v4/html/GOES_VI_10_a_radianes

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2004-02-02
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-06-28

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