Content - Monthly Meteorological Data

Monthly Mean Climatologies From Model Analyses

Monthly mean reference climatologies derived from model data of the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecast (ECMWF), the United Kingdom Meteorological Office (UKMO), and two models of the National Center for Environmental Prediction (NCEP), the Reanalysis (RA) and the model of the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) are available on the ftp server at /sparc/ref_clim/randel/mm_models. The data were provided by W.J. Randel from NCAR. They are available in netcdf or in binary IEEE format with associated ctl-files for GrADS portability. Refer to README file for further information.


Model Data
3D GridZonal Averages
ModelTime CoverageMonthsLonLatLevelVariablesLatLevelVariables
uZonal mean windms-1
uvZonal mean eddy momentum fluxm2s-2
vtzonal mean eddy heat fluxKms-1
dfEP flux divergencems-1day-1
ZZonal mean geopotential heightm

Daily NMC/CPC Geopoential Heights

Daily NMC/CPC zonal mean geopotential heights (units: meters) from October 1978-1999 are available at /sparc/ref_clim/randel/nmccpc_daily. Each data file contains one year of data. Files are named nmc{yyyy}d, where yyyy=(1978-1999) is the year. Data points are in IEEE binary floating point format. A README file contains data reading instructions in FORTRAN.