NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis 1

The NCEP Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) is a global reanalysis produced by NCEP, improved in comparison to NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis 1 and NCEP/DOE Reanalysis 2.

  • Temporal coverage = 1979-present
  • Temporal resolution = 1 and 6 hourly, and monthly means available
  • Spatial coverage = Global
  • Spatial resolution = 0.5 x 0.5 degree and  2.5 x 2.5 degree available
  • Vertical resolution = surface level and 17 pressure levels

References:

https://climatedataguide.ucar.edu/climate-data/climate-forecast-system-reanalysis-cfsr

https://rda.ucar.edu/pub/cfsr.html

A journal article with a detailed description on the NCEP CFSR can be found following the link below:

Saha, S., et al., 2010: The NCEP Climate Forecast System Reanalysis. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 91, 1015–1057.

Data provider:

Saha, S., et al. 2010. NCEP Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) Selected Hourly Time-Series Products, January 1979 to December 2010. Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/D6513W89.

CFSR Data at the IACDC

 

Information on what CFSR data is ready for download at the IACDC can be found at the bottom of this page.

Should you require data not currently available, please contact us. We will be happy to download it and have it stored temporarily with us.

 

CFSR data available for download at the IACDC

We are currently in the process of expanding the CFSR data available through us. We thank you for your patience.

Citing CFSR data

NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis 1 data used must be properly cited using the following reference:

Saha, S., et al., 2010: The NCEP Climate Forecast System Reanalysis. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 91, 1015–1057.