NCEP/Climate Prediction Center ATLAS No. 2

Intercomparison of the NCEP/NCAR and the NASA/DAO Reanalyses (1985-1993)

Table of Contents


1. Introduction
List of Figures

2. Overview of the NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis System

2.1 Analysis Scheme
2.2 Model
2.3 Quality Control
2.4 Differences Between the NASA/DAO and the NCEP/NCAR Assimilation Systems

3. Comparison Datasets

4. Comparisons

4.1 Zonal Mean Fields
4.2 Global Fields
4.3 Surface Energy Balance
4.4 Precipitation and Surface Temperature
4.5 Concluding Remarks
List of Figures

5. Input Observations for the NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis

5.1 Component Datasets
5.2 Typical Spatial Coverage
5.3 Inventory
List of Figures

6. Datasets and Data Access

6.1 Overview
6.2 Details of Assimilation Output
(a) BUFR observational archive
(b) Synoptic archive
(c) Reduced timeseries archive
6.3 Data Access
(a) Quick look CD-ROM output
(c) CDAS
(d) Reanalysis Archives at NCAR, CDC, NCDC



List of Acronyms

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