Unidata is in the process of evaluating the contents of the CONDUIT data feed. NCEP and Unidata would like your help in determining which of the model output currently included in the feed are in use, which are candidates for removal from the feed, and which new model runs (if any) should be added to the feed.
The chart below shows the model output that is currently being delivered via CONDUIT, along with their peak data volumes. Click on the slices of the chart to display additional information about each data set. Note that once NCEP's Rapid Refresh model becomes operational on March 20, 2012, the RUC products shown below will be replaced by their RAP equivalents.
NCEP is working to increase the capacity of the CONDUIT feed in the near future, opening up the possibility of including additional models. Even with the NCEP upgrades in place, bandwidth will be limited, so we are hoping to choose the most useful models for inclusion. For a graphical illustration of current CONDUIT data volumes, see Unidata's CONDUIT stats.
Click Take the Survey at right to answer four questions about your current use of CONDUIT model data and things we might be able to add to the feed.
The following NCEP model output products are available for distribution via CONDUIT (click option for more information):
Data: Rapid Refresh 32km grids
Volume: 11 Gbytes/day
Description: The Rapid Refresh 32km grids cover nearly the full model domain.
See the Rapid Refresh FAQ for more information.
Data: North American Ensemble Forecast System (NAEFS)
Volume: 2 Gbytes/day
Description: The bias-corrected ensemble forecast for the North American region.
See the NAEFS page for more information.
Data: Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) Hurricane Model / Hurricane Weather Research and Forecast (HWRF)
Volume: 1 Gbyte/day (GFDL), 3 Gbyte/day (HWRF)
Description: Hurricane models for specific storms. Note: the data volumes shown are per storm. NCEP can and often does run multiple storms in a single day.
Data: Climate Forecast System (CFS)
Volume: Daily forecasts: 350 Gbyte/day, Monthly forecasts: 40 Gbyte/day
Description: A fully coupled model representing the interaction between the Earth's oceans, land and atmosphere.
Note: The data volume represented by the entire output of the CFS model is far larger than CONDUIT can handle. If you are interested in receiving CFS output via CONDUIT, please let us know which portions of the output would be most useful to you.
See the NCEP Climate Forecast System Version 2 page for more information.
Data: Real Time Ocean Forecast System (RTOFS)
Volume: 135 Gbyte/day
Description: RTOFS (Global) is based on an eddy-resolving global Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model.
Note: The data volume represented by the entire output of the global RTOFS model may be larger than CONDUIT can handle. If you are interested in receiving Global RTOFS output via CONDUIT, please let us know which portions of the output would be most useful to you.
See the EMC's Global RTOFS page for more information.