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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

Data Set Tabs

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 54, S: 24, E: 66, W: -126

Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
Temporal Coverage
  • 2002-09-30 to 2003-09-30
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
  • 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
Sensor(s): Not specified
Data Format(s):
  • GRIB
Data Contributor(s): Don Cline, Greg Fall, Anders Nilsson

Data Citation

As a condition of using this data, you must cite the use of this data set using the following citation. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

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. [Date Accessed].

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