Hi David, Jon and Dennis,
--Ben ****************************************************** Ben Domenico Unidata Deputy Director http://my.unidata.ucar.edu P.O. Box 3000 address@hidden Boulder, CO 80307 (303)497-8631 FAX: (303)497-8690
Dennis Lettenmaier is correct here. What you are pointing us to is the global NCEP reanalysis, which is on a 2.5 degree grid and not very informative for the hydrology of the US. What we are seeking to work with is the reanalysis for North America alone, which is on a 32km grid and is in Grib format, not netCDF. The global reanalysis is available in netCDF.
-----Original Message----- From: Robb Kambic [mailto:address@hidden Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2004 11:25 AM To: Ben Domenico Cc: David Maidment; support-ldm Subject: Re: NCEP North American Reanalysis (fwd)
look at url:
parameters water runoff, soil moisture, etc. these files are in netcdf so they should be usuable for your analysis. i downloaded a couple of files and dumped them using ncdump.
there are proably other hydrologic fluxes data sets that can be found by searching the web.
On Thu, 30 Sep 2004, Ben Domenico wrote:
The note below from David Maidment asks about getting the NCAR reanalysis products into netCDF form. Is there something special about these datasets or would our grib to netcdf decoder work with them. Regarding the grads part of it, I'm assuming that refers to the
infact that they are available via the GDS protocol, but let me know if there's more to it than that.
And how about the CDC archives? I thought they published these data in netCDF form.
---------- Forwarded Message ---------- Date: Thursday, September 30, 2004 8:18 AM -0500 From: David Maidment <address@hidden> To: Ben Domenico <address@hidden> Subject: NCEP North American Reanalysis
In CUAHSI HIS, we are thinking that a good "coverage" of hydrologic fluxes from the atmosphere could be obtained from the NCEP North American Reanalysis. More info is at http://www.emc.ncep.noaa.gov/mmb/rreanl/
It seems like the data are all stored in one of your sister institutions in Boulder.
Could you please help us to interpret what the data available are?
The data are in Grib/Grads format. We have invested a lot of effortcommunityworking with netCDF and I don't want Jon Goodall or others in our CUAHSIhaving to tussle with Grib/Grads. We have another other data formats already with GIS, point observations and remote sensing to consider.
Would it be possible to translate these reanalysis data layers into netCDF format?
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