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NCEP/EMC U.S. Stage IV imagery [NCAR/EOL]


This dataset contains the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) GIF Imagery including Hourly Stage II GIF, Daily Stage II GIF, Daily RFC GIF, 6-Hourly Stage IV GIF, and Daily Stage IV GIF. Depending on the time period selected, all GIF types may or may not be available. Please see the GCIP/EOP: Surface NCEP Ancillary Catalogue of Available GCIP Precipitation Data (NCEP/EMC). This dataset is provided as is and was not quality controlled by UCAR/JOSS. Beginning 1 Jan 2002, the analysis grid has been changed to conform with the official NWS HRAP grid. File names have also been changed. See the readme provided with this dataset for details. As of April 2017 this data includes Alaska and Puerto Rico stations.

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Spatial Type point
Frequency hourly
Language English
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2002-01-01 00:00:00
End datetime 2017-08-31 23:00:00

Spatial coverage

Maximum (North) Latitude: 71.413, Minimum (South) Latitude: 17.853
Minimum (West) Longitude: -176.836, Maximum (East) Longitude: -65.544

Primary point of contact information

Ying Lin <>


Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

Lin, Y. 2011. NCEP/EMC U.S. Stage IV imagery. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 23 Sep 2017.

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