Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0180

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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Parameter(s):
  • ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE
  • ATMOSPHERIC WINDS
  • CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD HEIGHT
  • ALTITUDE > GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT
  • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > NET RADIATION
  • ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > POTENTIAL TEMPERATURE
  • PRECIPITATION
  • SURFACE WATER > SURFACE WATER PROCESSES/MEASUREMENTS > RUNOFF
  • SNOW/ICE > SNOW ENERGY BALANCE
  • SOILS
  • ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS > HUMIDITY > SPECIFIC HUMIDITY
  • ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SURFACE PRESSURE
Data Format(s):
  • GRIB1
Spatial Coverage:
N: 54, 
S: 24, 
E: 66, 
W: -126
Platform(s):MODELS
Spatial Resolution:Not SpecifiedSensor(s):NOT APPLICABLE
Temporal Coverage:
  • 30 September 2002 to 30 September 2003
Version(s):V1
Temporal ResolutionNot specifiedMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Don Cline, Greg Fall, Anders Nilsson

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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: https://doi.org/10.5067/KWMXY3NFHZOH. [Date Accessed].

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