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DYCOMS-II Model: COAMPS 6km Imagery Subset (GIF)


The COAMPS 6km Imagery (GIF) is one of several model products collected as part of the Dynamics and Chemistry of Marine Stratocumulus PhaseII: Entrainment Studies (DYCOMS-II) project field catalog operated by the National Center For Atmospheric Research/Earth Observing Laboratory (NCAR/EOL: The plots are from the Coupled Atmospheric Mesoscale Prediction System (COAMPS) model which was run by the naval Research Laboratory in a special mode for DYCOMS-II. Three nested grids were used: a 54km resolution grid, an inner 18km grid, and a small 6km grid over the DYCOMS-II target area. This data set contains a subset of the imagery from the 6km grid. Included are surface, 925 mb, and 850 mb maps, cloud base height, cloud top temperature, cloud mixing ratio, and water vapor mixing ratio for the analysis time and forecast imagery every three hours to 24 hours. The model was run at 00 and 12 UTC each day. The products cover the period from 1-31 July 2001 (no imagery available 23 and 25 July) and cover the region from 30-33 N and 119-123 W. All images are in GIF format.

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Spatial Type raster
Frequency 12 hourly
Language English
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2001-07-01 00:00:00
End datetime 2001-07-31 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 33.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 30.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -123.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -119.00

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Melanie Wetzel <>


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Wetzel, M. 2008. DYCOMS-II Model: COAMPS 6km Imagery Subset. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 21 Sep 2021.

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