dataset : CLPX NOAA FSL Rapid Update Cycle 20 km (RUC-20) Dataset

National Snow & Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center


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

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. Data are available from 1 October 2002 to 1 October 2003. RUC20 is a further development on the RUC40 model that produced output at a 40 km horizontal resolution. The NASA Cold Land Processes Experiment (CLPX) is a multi-sensor, multi-scale experiment that focuses on extending a local-scale understanding of water fluxes, storage, and transformations to regional and global scales. Within a framework of nested study areas in the central Rocky Mountains of the western United States, ranging from 1-ha to 160,000 km2, intensive ground, airborne, and spaceborne observations are collected. Data collection focuses on two seasons: mid-winter, when conditions are generally frozen and dry, and early spring, a transitional period when both frozen and thawed, dry and wet conditions are widespread.

Identified by : NSIDC-0180

This dataset was released on February 02, 2004.

The time range for this dataset is September 30, 2002 to September 30, 2003.

The spatial range for this dataset is 24° to 54° latitude, and -126° to 66° longitude. map (center)

Also known as :
You are viewing /dataset/nasa-nsidcdaac-0180 in HTML

Alternatives : JSON YAML Turtle N-Triples JSON Triples RDF+XML RDF+JSON Graphviz SVG