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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.

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Temporal Coverage:
  • 2002-09-30 to 2003-09-30
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
Sensor(s): Not specified
Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 54, S: 24, E: 66, W: -126

Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
  • Atmospheric Temperature > Air Temperature
  • Atmospheric Radiation > Albedo
  • Snow/Ice > Albedo
  • Surface Radiative Properties > 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
Data Format(s):
Not specified
Data Contributor(s): Don Cline, Greg Fall, Anders Nilsson

We kindly request that you cite the use of this data set in a publication using the following citation. For more information, see Use and Copyright.

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.

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