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CLPX NOAA FSL Rapid Update Cycle 20 km (RUC-20) Dataset, Version 1

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.

Geographic Coverage

  • Atmospheric Temperature > Air Temperature
  • Surface Radiative Properties > Albedo
  • Snow/Ice > Albedo
  • Atmospheric Radiation > Albedo
  • Atmospheric Pressure
  • Altitude > Geopotential Height
  • Clouds > High Level Cloud Cover
  • Atmospheric Radiation > Longwave Radiation > Incoming Long Wave
  • Atmospheric Radiation > Incoming Solar Radiation
  • Atmospheric Radiation > Heat Flux > Latent Heat Flux
  • Clouds > Low Level Cloud Cover
Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 54, S: 24, E: 66, W: -126

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 30 September 2002 to 30 September 2003
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
Data Format(s):
  • GRIB
Platform(s) Not specified
Sensor(s): Not specified
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Don Cline, Greg Fall, Anders Nilsson
Data Citation

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Cline, D., G. Fall, and A. Nilsson. 2004. CLPX NOAA FSL Rapid Update Cycle 20 km (RUC-20) Dataset, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/KWMXY3NFHZOH. [Date Accessed].
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