Entry_ID: NSIDC-0180
Entry_Title: CLPX NOAA FSL Rapid Update Cycle 20 km (RUC-20) Dataset
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Don
   Last_Name: Cline
   Email: cline@nohrsc.nws.gov
   Phone: 1 952 361 6610 x252
   Fax: 1 952  361 6634 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: NOHRSC
      Address: National Weather Service
      Address: National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center
      Address: 1735 Lake Drive W.
      City: Chanhassen
      Province_or_State: MN
      Postal_Code: 55317
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Don
   Last_Name: Cline
   Email: cline@nohrsc.nws.gov
   Phone: 1 952 361 6610 x252
   Fax: 1 952  361 6634 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: NOHRSC
      Address: National Weather Service
      Address: National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center
      Address: 1735 Lake Drive W.
      City: Chanhassen
      Province_or_State: MN
      Postal_Code: 55317
   End_Group
End_Group
Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Greg
   Last_Name: Fall
   Email: fall@nohrsc.nws.gov
   Phone: 1 952 316 6610 x251
   Fax: 1 952  361 6634 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: NOHRSC
      Address: 1735 Lake Drive West
      City: Chanhassen
      Province_or_State: MN
      Postal_Code: 55317
      Country: USA
   End_Group
End_Group
Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Greg
   Last_Name: Fall
   Email: fall@nohrsc.nws.gov
   Phone: 1 952 316 6610 x251
   Fax: 1 952  361 6634 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: NOHRSC
      Address: 1735 Lake Drive West
      City: Chanhassen
      Province_or_State: MN
      Postal_Code: 55317
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Anders
   Last_Name: Nilsson
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: National Weather Service, NOAA
      Address: NOHRSC
      Address: 1735 Lake Drive West
      City: Chanhassen
      Province_or_State: MN
      Postal_Code: 55317
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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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
   End_Group
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Altitude
   Variable_Level_1: Geopotential Height
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Pressure
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Pressure
   Variable_Level_1: Sea Level Pressure
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Radiation
   Variable_Level_1: Albedo
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Radiation
   Variable_Level_1: Heat Flux
   Detailed_Variable: Latent Heat Flux
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Radiation
   Variable_Level_1: Heat Flux
   Detailed_Variable: Sensible Heat Flux
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Radiation
   Variable_Level_1: Incoming Solar Radiation
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Radiation
   Variable_Level_1: Longwave Radiation
   Detailed_Variable: Incoming Long Wave
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Radiation
   Variable_Level_1: Outgoing Longwave Radiation
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Radiation
   Variable_Level_1: Shortwave Radiation
   Detailed_Variable: Outgoing Short Wave
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Air Temperature
   Detailed_Variable: Potential Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Air Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Surface Air Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Water Vapor
   Variable_Level_1: Humidity
   Detailed_Variable: Specific Humidity
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Winds
   Variable_Level_1: Surface Winds
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Winds
   Variable_Level_1: Upper Level Winds
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Clouds
   Detailed_Variable: High Level Cloud Cover
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Clouds
   Detailed_Variable: Low Level Cloud Cover
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Clouds
   Detailed_Variable: Mid Level Cloud Cover
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Precipitation
   Variable_Level_1: Precipitation Amount
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Precipitation
   Variable_Level_1: Snow
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Albedo
End_Group
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: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Land Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Land Heat Capacity
   Detailed_Variable: Snow Phase-Change Heat Flux
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Moisture/Water Content
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Surface Radiative Properties
   Variable_Level_1: Albedo
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Albedo
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow Melt
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Surface Water
   Variable_Level_1: Runoff
End_Group
ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Keyword: Air Temperatures
Keyword: Albedo
Keyword: Atmospheric Pressure
Keyword: Atmospheric Stratification
Keyword: Atmospheric Temperature
Keyword: Atmospheric Water Vapor
Keyword: Cloud Cover
Keyword: Humidity
Keyword: Incoming Shortwave Radiation
Keyword: Latent Heat Flux
Keyword: Longwave Downward Radiation
Keyword: Longwave Radiation
Keyword: Near-surface Air Temperatures
Keyword: Precipitation
Keyword: Precipitation Amount
Keyword: Precipitation Type
Keyword: Sensible Heat
Keyword: Shortwave Radiation
Keyword: Snow Accumulation
Keyword: Snow Melt
Keyword: Soil Moisture
Keyword: Soil Temperatures
Keyword: Soil Water Content
Keyword: Surface Soil Moisture
Keyword: Surface Winds
Keyword: Two-Meter Air Temperature
Keyword: Wind Velocity
Keyword: Winter Air Temperature
Source_Name: MODELS
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2002-09-30
   Stop_Date: 2003-09-30
End_Group
Data_Set_Progress: in work
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 24
   Northernmost_Latitude: 54
   Westernmost_Longitude: -126
   Easternmost_Longitude: 66
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
End_Group
Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
   Location_Subregion1: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
   Detailed_Location: COLORADO, WYOMING
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: GEOGRAPHIC REGION
   Location_Type: NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
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Project: CLPX > Cold Land Processes Field Experiment
Group: 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.

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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
      End_Group
   End_Group
End_Group
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
      End_Group
   End_Group
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Group: 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

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Group: 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.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/clpx/
   Description: CLPX Site
End_Group
Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/forms/nsidc0112.html
   Description: Register as a CLPX user
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2004-02-02
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-06-28
DIF_Revision_History:  deleted CD-ROM in Dist & Media