These data streams are provided using the Unidata LDM/IDD distribution system to create a timely and reliable delivery of products for research and education. While every attempt is made to ensure high quality data delivery, all users should note that this is not considered "Operational" data since 24 hour support is not possible, and some data may be experimental in nature. These data feeds are designed to be flexible to meet the needs of the user community, and therefore contents may change as necessary to reflect the requirements of the recipients.
More information on the CONDUIT cooperative effort between the US Weather Research Program (USWRP), NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS), NASA and Unidata to expand the distribution of model data via the IDD is available at http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/data/conduit/exp_models_how.html.
This data feed originates at NWS/NCEP, and contains high resolution and/or research data sets available via FTP from servers at the NWS National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP). Currently, approximately 42 GB of data per day (with replacement of GRIB1 with GRIB2) is transmitted on this feed. Data is placed on the LDM feed by NCEP as it is posted to the servers. Due to the nature of file posting, large amounts of data are injected at a time which should be considered when configuring local LDM performance.
Model data from aggregate GRIB files is injected into the IDD as individual data products for more efficient transmission and pattern/action handling. Individual data products are identified in the LDM by the following convention:
ncep_file_name !type/center/model/#grid/YYYYMMDDHHNNFfff/PARM/level! sequence ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | model date | grid | grid number data file name | issuing | grid | parameter | in original on file server | center | number | | data file | | forecast | data type model id hour grid level
Note: grib1 type products will have a "/" character before the forecast hour "F" character, while grib2 data will not. Grib2 data will provide three fields for the vertical coordinate and may contain more than one PARM identifier (multiple PARM names will be separated using a ";" character.
Any part of the product identifier can be used in the pattern/action handling regular expressions depending on how the receiving site wishes to process the data.
Since the data are injected as individual products, a status file consisting of
the injection time, original file size and data file name is inserted at the end of
the product sequence, with the name:
.status.ncep_file_name end_sequence The status file will contain a catalog of each individual LDM product identifier within the original data file, as well as the insertion status code returned by the LDM.
NCEP ftpprd.ncep.noaa.gov file names CONDUIT ^data/nccf/com/(.*) !(.*)! FILE data/conduit/\1 CONDUIT ^.status\.(.*) [0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9] FILE -close data/conduit/status/\1 TIGGE specific ensemble products CONDUIT ^(data2/TIGGE)/(.*) !(.*)/(.*)/(.*)/(#.*)/(.*)F(...)/(.*)! (.*) FILE data/conduit/\1/\7/\2 CONDUIT ^.status\.(data2/TIGGE)/(.*)\.t([0-2][0-9])z\.(.*) [0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9] FILE -close data/conduit/status/\1/%Y%m%d\300/\2.t\3z.\4