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NOAA/NCEP Global Forecast System (GFS) Atmospheric Model

Identification Information

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: NOAA/NCEP Global Forecast System (GFS) Atmospheric Model

Date:

Date: June 2, 2011
Date Type: creation (CI_DateTypeCode)
Identifier:
Code: ncep_global
Authority: org.pacioos

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NOAA National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP)
Organization Name: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Contact:

Contact Address:

Email: NCEP.List.PMB-Dataflow@noaa.gov

Online Resource:

Linkage: http://www.ncep.noaa.gov
Protocol: http
Function: information (CI_OnLineFunctionCode)
Contact Role: originator (CI_RoleCode)

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Jim Potemra
Contact Role: distributor (CI_RoleCode)

Abstract:

U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Global Forecast System (GFS) numerical weather prediction model 8-day, 3-hourly forecast for the globe at approximately 50-km or 0.5-deg resolution.

Purpose:

PacIOOS provides timely, reliable, and accurate ocean information to support a safe, clean, productive ocean and resilient coastal zone in the U.S. Pacific Islands region.

Credit:

The Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS) is funded through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as a Regional Association within the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS). PacIOOS is coordinated by the University of Hawaii School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST).

Point of Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NOAA National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP)
Organization Name: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Contact:

Contact Address:

Email: NCEP.List.PMB-Dataflow@noaa.gov

Online Resource:

Linkage: http://www.ncep.noaa.gov
Protocol: http
Function: information (CI_OnLineFunctionCode)
Contact Role: pointOfContact (CI_RoleCode)

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Descriptive Keywords:

Keywords:

Keyword Type: theme (MD_KeywordTypeCode)

Keyword: Earth Science Atmosphere Atmospheric Pressure Sea Level Pressure
Keyword: Earth Science Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Longwave Radiation
Keyword: Earth Science Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Shortwave Radiation
Keyword: Earth Science Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Surface Air Temperature
Keyword: Earth Science Atmosphere Atmospheric Water Vapor Humidity
Keyword: Earth Science Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds Surface Winds
Keyword: Earth Science Atmosphere Precipitation Rain
Keyword: Earth Science Services Models Weather Research/Forecast Models

Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: GCMD Science Keywords

Keywords:

Keyword Type: theme (MD_KeywordTypeCode)

Keyword: Models/Analyses NCEP-GFS NCEP Global Forecast System
Keyword: Models/Analyses Operational Models

Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: GCMD Platform Keywords

Keywords:

Keyword Type: theme (MD_KeywordTypeCode)

Keyword: Not Applicable Not Applicable

Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: GCMD Instrument Keywords

Keywords:

Keyword Type: place (MD_KeywordTypeCode)

Keyword: Geographic Region Global Ocean

Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: GCMD Location Keywords

Keywords:

Keyword Type: project (MD_KeywordTypeCode)

Keyword: PacIOOS Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System

Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: GCMD Project Keywords

Keywords:

Keyword Type: dataCenter (MD_KeywordTypeCode)

Keyword: PacIOOS Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System

Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: GCMD Data Center Keywords

Keywords:

Keyword Type: theme (MD_KeywordTypeCode)

Keyword: air_pressure_at_sea_level
Keyword: air_temperature
Keyword: eastward_wind
Keyword: forecast_period
Keyword: forecast_reference_time
Keyword: latitude
Keyword: longitude
Keyword: northward_wind
Keyword: precipitation_flux
Keyword: relative_humidity
Keyword: surface_net_downward_longwave_flux
Keyword: surface_net_downward_shortwave_flux
Keyword: surface_temperature
Keyword: time

Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: CF Standard Name Table v39

Aggregation Information:

Aggregate Dataset Name:

Citation Information:

Title: Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS)

Association Type: largerWorkCitation (DS_AssociationTypeCode)

Initiative Type: project (DS_InitiativeTypeCode)

Aggregation Information:

Aggregate Dataset Identifier:

Code: Grid
Authority: Unidata Common Data Model

Association Type: largerWorkCitation (DS_AssociationTypeCode)

Initiative Type: project (DS_InitiativeTypeCode)

Resource Constraints:

Legal Constraints:

Use Limitation:

The data may be used and redistributed for free but is not intended for legal use, since it may contain inaccuracies. Neither the data Contributor, University of Hawaii, PacIOOS, NOAA, State of Hawaii nor the United States Government, nor any of their employees or contractors, makes any warranty, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness, of this information.

Language:

eng

Topic Categories (MD_TopicCategoryCode):

Topic Category: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere

Extent Information:

Spatial Temporal Extent:

Geographic Element:

Bounding Coordinates:

 
Westbound Longitude: .0°
Eastbound Longitude: 359.5°
Southbound Latitude: -90.0°
Northbound Latitude: 90.0°

Temporal Element:

Time Period:

Description: seconds
Begin Position: May 6, 2011
End Position: July 4, 2017

Services:

Service Identification:

Identifier: OPeNDAP

Service Type: THREDDS OPeNDAP

Contains Operation:

Operation Name: OPeNDAP Client Access

Online Resource:

Linkage: http://oos.soest.hawaii.edu/thredds/dodsC/hioos/model/atm/ncep_global/NCEP_Global_Atmospheric_Model_best.ncd
Name: OPeNDAP
Protocol: OPeNDAP:OPeNDAP
Description: THREDDS OPeNDAP
Function: download (CI_OnLineFunctionCode)

Services:

Service Identification:

Identifier: OGC-WCS

Service Type: Open Geospatial Consortium Web Coverage Service (WCS)

Contains Operation:

Operation Name: GetCapabilities

Online Resource:

Linkage: http://oos.soest.hawaii.edu/thredds/wcs/hioos/model/atm/ncep_global/NCEP_Global_Atmospheric_Model_best.ncd?service=WCS&version=1.0.0&request=GetCapabilities
Name: OGC-WCS
Protocol: OGC:WCS
Description: Open Geospatial Consortium Web Coverage Service (WCS)
Function: download (CI_OnLineFunctionCode)

Services:

Service Identification:

Identifier: OGC-WMS

Service Type: Open Geospatial Consortium Web Map Service (WMS)

Contains Operation:

Operation Name: GetCapabilities

Online Resource:

Linkage: http://oos.soest.hawaii.edu/thredds/wms/hioos/model/atm/ncep_global/NCEP_Global_Atmospheric_Model_best.ncd?service=WMS&version=1.3.0&request=GetCapabilities
Name: OGC-WMS
Protocol: OGC:WMS
Description: Open Geospatial Consortium Web Map Service (WMS)
Function: download (CI_OnLineFunctionCode)

Services:

Service Identification:

Identifier: THREDDS_NetCDF_Subset

Service Type: THREDDS NetCDF Subset Service

Contains Operation:

Operation Name: NetCDFSubsetService

Online Resource:

Linkage: http://oos.soest.hawaii.edu/thredds/ncss/hioos/model/atm/ncep_global/NCEP_Global_Atmospheric_Model_best.ncd/dataset.html
Name: THREDDS_NetCDF_Subset
Protocol: UNIDATA:NCSS
Description: THREDDS NetCDF Subset Service
Function: download (CI_OnLineFunctionCode)

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Data Quality Information

Scope:

dataset

Lineage:

Statement:

Subset 0.5-deg NCEP GFS daily from nomads server via OPeNDAP and NCO (06/2011) ; FMRC Best Dataset

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Spatial Representation Information

Number Of Dimensions:

3

Axis Dimension Properties:

Dimension:

Dimension Name: column (MD_DimensionNameTypeCode)
Dimension Size: 720
Resolution: 0.5 degrees_east

Dimension:

Dimension Name: row (MD_DimensionNameTypeCode)
Dimension Size: 361
Resolution: 0.5 degrees_north

Dimension:

Dimension Name: temporal (MD_DimensionNameTypeCode)
Dimension Size: 17907
Resolution: 10861.0 seconds

Cell Geometry:

area (MD_CellGeometryCode)

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Content Information

Coverage Description:

Dimensions:

Dimension:

Attribute Name: dlwrfsfc
Attribute Type: double
Units: W m-2
Descriptor:

net downward longwave radiation flux (surface_net_downward_longwave_flux)

Dimension:

Attribute Name: dswrfsfc
Attribute Type: double
Units: W m-2
Descriptor:

net downward shortwave radiation flux (surface_net_downward_shortwave_flux)

Dimension:

Attribute Name: pratesfc
Attribute Type: double
Units: kg m-2 s-1
Descriptor:

rainfall rate (precipitation_flux)

Dimension:

Attribute Name: rh2m
Attribute Type: double
Units: %25
Descriptor:

relative humidity at 2m (relative_humidity)

Dimension:

Attribute Name: tmpsfc
Attribute Type: double
Units: K
Descriptor:

surface air temperature (surface_temperature)

Dimension:

Attribute Name: tmp2m
Attribute Type: double
Units: K
Descriptor:

air temperature at 2m (air_temperature)

Dimension:

Attribute Name: ugrd10m
Attribute Type: double
Units: m s-1
Descriptor:

eastward wind velocity at 10m (eastward_wind)

Dimension:

Attribute Name: vgrd10m
Attribute Type: double
Units: m s-1
Descriptor:

northward wind velocity at 10m (northward_wind)

Dimension:

Attribute Name: time_offset
Attribute Type: double
Units: hours since 2011-05-06T00-00-00Z
Descriptor:

offset hour from start of run for coordinate = time (forecast_period)

Dimension:

Attribute Name: longitude
Attribute Type: double
Units: degrees_east
Descriptor:

Longitude (longitude)

Dimension:

Attribute Name: latitude
Attribute Type: double
Units: degrees_north
Descriptor:

Latitude (latitude)

Dimension:

Attribute Name: prmslmsl
Attribute Type: double
Units: Pa
Descriptor:

mean sea level pressure (air_pressure_at_sea_level)

Dimension:

Attribute Name: time
Attribute Type: double
Units: hours since 2011-05-06 00-00-00.000 UTC
Descriptor:

Forecast time for ForecastModelRunCollection (time)

Dimension:

Attribute Name: time_run
Attribute Type: double
Units: hours since 2011-05-06 00-00-00.000 UTC
Descriptor:

run times for coordinate = time (forecast_reference_time)

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Distribution Information

Distributor:

Distributor Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name:
Organization Name: Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS)
Contact:

Contact Address:

Email: info@pacioos.org

Online Resource:

Linkage: http://pacioos.org
Name: URL for the data publisher
Protocol: http
Description: This URL provides contact information for the publisher of this dataset
Function: information (CI_OnLineFunctionCode)
Contact Role: publisher (CI_RoleCode)

Distributor Formats:

Name: OPeNDAP
Version: unknown

Distributor Transfer Options:

Online Resource:

Linkage: http://oos.soest.hawaii.edu/thredds/catalog/hioos/model/atm/ncep_global/catalog.html?dataset=hioos/model/atm/ncep_global/NCEP_Global_Atmospheric_Model_best.ncd
Name: THREDDS Catalog
Protocol: http
Description: This URL provides a catalog page for this dataset within THREDDS Data Server (TDS).
Function: download (CI_OnLineFunctionCode)

Online Resource:

Linkage: http://oos.soest.hawaii.edu/thredds/dodsC/hioos/model/atm/ncep_global/NCEP_Global_Atmospheric_Model_best.ncd.html
Name: File Information
Protocol: http
Description: This URL provides a standard OPeNDAP html interface for selecting data from this dataset. Change the extension to .info for a description of the dataset.
Function: download (CI_OnLineFunctionCode)

Online Resource:

Linkage: http://pacioos.org/voyager/index.html?b=-85.200475%2C-180%2C85.200475%2C180&t=h&o=wfore:6:f:d1
Name: PacIOOS Voyager (Google Maps API)
Protocol: http
Description: This URL provides a viewer for this dataset.
Function: download (CI_PresentationFormCode)

Online Resource:

Linkage: http://pacioos.org/weather/model-wind-global/
Name: PacIOOS website
Protocol: http
Description: This URL provides a viewer for this dataset.
Function: download (CI_PresentationFormCode)

Online Resource:

Linkage: http://oos.soest.hawaii.edu/las/UI.vm?catid=ncep_global&dsid=ncep_global&varid=tmpsfc-ncep_global
Name: Live Access Server (LAS)
Protocol: NOAA:LAS
Description: This URL provides a viewer for this dataset.
Function: download (CI_PresentationFormCode)

Online Resource:

Linkage: http://oos.soest.hawaii.edu/erddap/griddap/NCEP_Global_Best.graph
Name: ERDDAP
Protocol: ERDDAP:griddap
Description: This URL provides a viewer for this dataset.
Function: download (CI_PresentationFormCode)

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Metadata Reference Information

File Identifier:

http://pacioos.org/metadata/iso/ncep_global.xml

Language:

eng

Character Set:

UTF8 (MD_CharacterSetCode)

Hierarchy Level:

dataset (MD_ScopeCode)

Hierarchy Level:

service (MD_ScopeCode)

Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NOAA National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP)
Organization Name: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Contact:

Contact Address:

Email: NCEP.List.PMB-Dataflow@noaa.gov

Online Resource:

Linkage: http://www.ncep.noaa.gov
Protocol: http
Function: information (CI_OnLineFunctionCode)
Contact Role: pointOfContact (CI_RoleCode)

Date Stamp:

June 27, 2017

Metadata Maintenance Information:

Maintenance And Update Frequency: unknown

Maintenance Note:

This record was translated from NcML using UnidataDD2MI.xsl Version 2.3

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115-2 Geographic Information - Metadata Part 2 Extensions for imagery and gridded data

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115-2:2009(E)

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International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in plain text

ISO XML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

FGDC HTML

U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM)