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

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

NSIDC-0180

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Cline, D., G. Fall, and A. Nilsson.
Publication Date: 20040202
Title: CLPX NOAA FSL Rapid Update Cycle 20 km (RUC-20) Dataset
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0180.html

Description:

Abstract:

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.

Purpose: scientific research

Documentation:

User's Guide:

Citation Information:

Originator: Cline, D., G. Fall, and A. Nilsson.
Publication Date: 20040202
Title: CLPX NOAA FSL Rapid Update Cycle 20 km (RUC-20) Dataset
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/nsidc0180_clpx_ruc20/

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 20020930
Ending Date: 20030930

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: In work
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: -126°
East Bounding Coordinate: 66°
North Bounding Coordinate: 54°
South Bounding Coordinate: 24°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Altitude Geopotential Height
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Pressure
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Pressure Sea Level Pressure
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Albedo
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Heat Flux Latent Heat Flux
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Heat Flux Sensible Heat Flux
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Incoming Solar Radiation
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Longwave Radiation Incoming Long Wave
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Outgoing Longwave Radiation
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Shortwave Radiation Outgoing Short Wave
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Air Temperature Potential Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Air Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Surface Air Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Water Vapor Humidity Specific Humidity
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds Surface Winds
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds Upper Level Winds
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Clouds High Level Cloud Cover
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Clouds Low Level Cloud Cover
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Clouds Mid Level Cloud Cover
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Precipitation Precipitation Amount
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Precipitation Snow
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Albedo
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Melt
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Land Temperature Land Heat Capacity Snow Phase-Change Heat Flux
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Soils Soil Moisture/Water Content
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Soils Soil Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Surface Radiative Properties Albedo
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Albedo
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Melt
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Surface Water Runoff

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
Theme Keyword: CLPX Cold Land Processes Field Experiment

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
Theme Keyword: MODELS

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Air Temperatures
Theme Keyword: Albedo
Theme Keyword: Atmospheric Pressure
Theme Keyword: Atmospheric Stratification
Theme Keyword: Atmospheric Temperature
Theme Keyword: Atmospheric Water Vapor
Theme Keyword: Cloud Cover
Theme Keyword: Humidity
Theme Keyword: Incoming Shortwave Radiation
Theme Keyword: Latent Heat Flux
Theme Keyword: Longwave Downward Radiation
Theme Keyword: Longwave Radiation
Theme Keyword: Near-surface Air Temperatures
Theme Keyword: Precipitation
Theme Keyword: Precipitation Amount
Theme Keyword: Precipitation Type
Theme Keyword: Sensible Heat
Theme Keyword: Shortwave Radiation
Theme Keyword: Snow Accumulation
Theme Keyword: Snow Melt
Theme Keyword: Soil Moisture
Theme Keyword: Soil Temperatures
Theme Keyword: Soil Water Content
Theme Keyword: Surface Soil Moisture
Theme Keyword: Surface Winds
Theme Keyword: Two-Meter Air Temperature
Theme Keyword: Wind Velocity
Theme Keyword: Winter Air Temperature

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent North America
Place Keyword: Continent North America United States Of America Colorado, Wyoming
Place Keyword: Geographic Region Northern Hemisphere

Access Constraints:

None

Use Constraints:

None

Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: NSIDC User Services
Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468 x
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Distribution Information:

Distributor:

Contact Information:

Contact Organization Primary:

Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact Person: NSIDC User Services

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Resource Description:

NSIDC-0180

Distribution Liability:

NSIDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NSIDC makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20130628

Metadata Review Date:

20130628

Metadata Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: NSIDC User Services
Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Metadata Standard Name:

FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata

Metadata Standard Version:

FGDC-STD-012-2002

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FGDC XML

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DIF HTML

NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Directory Interchange Format (DIF)

ISO HTML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata