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PLOWS: NOAA/NCEP WRF ARW Model Forecast Imagery


This data set contains the several forecast image products from the NOAA/NCEP WRF ARW model over the continental US. The products include 300mb heights/wind, 500mb heights/vorticity, 500mb heights/vorticity, 700 mb heights/humidity, 850mb heights/temperature/wind, and mean sea level pressure/1000-500mb thickness/precipitation. The products are available every 12 hours out to the 48 hour forecast. The images were created by the NOAA/NCEP.

During PLOWS 2009-2010 the simulated reflectivity product is also available. This data set contains imagery from the two PLOWS field phases, 6 February to 30 March 2009 and 15 October 2009 to 10 March 2010. No imagery are available for the period between the field phases.

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Data Quality final
  • 1.0 (2010-04-01)
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Spatial Type raster
Frequency 12 hourly
Language English
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2009-02-06 00:00:00
End datetime 2010-03-10 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 50.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 25.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -115.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -70.00

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National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP), Stossmeister, G. 2010. PLOWS: NOAA/NCEP WRF ARW Model Forecast Imagery. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 21 Jul 2024.

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