GCIP/EOP Surface: Precipitation NCEP/EMC 4KM Gridded Data (GRIB) Gage-Only Analysis (GAG) 1996-2001
This dataset contains the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) 4 KM GRIB gage-only analysis ("GAG") data. A prototype, real-time, hourly, multi-sensor National Preciptation Analysis (NPA) has been developed at NCEP in cooperation with the Office of Hydrology (OH). This analysis merges two data sources that are currently being collected in real-time by OH and NCEP. Hourly digital precipitation (HDP) radar estimates are created by the WSR-88D Radar Product Generator on a 131 X 131 4-km grid centered over each radar site. Data analysis routines, including a bias correction of the radar estimates using rain gage data, have been adapted by NCEP on a national 4-km grid from algorithms developed by OH and executed regionally at NWS River Forecast Centers (RFC). This dataset only contains the NCEP 4 KM GRIB Data gage-only hourly, 6-hourly, and daily analysis. 6-hourly data are generally available at 00Z, 06Z, 12Z, and 18Z. Daily data are generally available at 12Z. Depending on the time period selected, all three datasets may or may not be available. Other NCEP 4 KM GRIB Data including multi-sensor analysis (gage and unbiased radar), radar estimate, radar estimate after bias removal, and gage-only analysis using 24h accumulated ("RFC") data are available as independent datasets. Depending on the time period selected, all five types may or may not be available. Please see GCIP/EOP: Surface NCEP Ancillary Catalogue of Available GCIP Precipitation Data (NCEP/EMC). The format of the files is GRIB. The files are compressed using the UNIX "compress" command and "uncompress" must be used before decoding. This dataset is provided as is and was not quality controlled by UCAR/JOSS.
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Ying Lin <email@example.com>
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Lin, Y. 2006. GCIP/EOP Surface: Precipitation NCEP/EMC 4KM Gridded Data (GRIB) Gage-Only Analysis (GAG) 1996-2001. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://data.eol.ucar.edu/dataset/21.048. Accessed 07 Dec 2019.
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