CFSR: Climate Forecast System Reanalysis

NOAA/CFSR
Dataset Availability
1979-01-01T00:00:00 - Present
Dataset Provider
Earth Engine Snippet
ee.ImageCollection("NOAA/CFSR")
Tags
temperature precipitation daylight radiation flux water vapor snow weather forecast climate geophysical noaa nws ncep

Description

The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) was designed and executed as a global, high-resolution, coupled atmosphere-ocean-land surface-sea ice system to provide the best estimate of the state of these coupled domains over the 32-year period of record from January 1979 to March 2011. It has been extended as an operational real-time product.

Forecasts are initialized four times per day (0000, 0600, 1200, and 1800 UTC). We ingest only a subset of bands from files matching cdas1.t??z.pgrbh03|00.grib2 i.e. files of only 0-hour and 3-hour forecasts as the others are omitted. The forecast length is indicated by the 'forecast_hour' metadata field.

Some images contain only a subset of bands. Using this dataset with both "00" and "03" forecast types will require you to cast the bands across the collection.

Bands

Resolution
0.2 arc degrees

Bands

Name Units Min Max Description
u-component_of_wind_hybrid m/s -47.24* 44.33*

u-component of wind at Hybrid level for 00 and 03 forecast

v-component_of_wind_hybrid m/s -45.45* 46.36*

v-component of wind at Hybrid level for 00 and 03 forecast

Albedo_surface_3_Hour_Average % 0* 91.6*

Albedo 3 hour average at ground or water surface for 03 forecast

Canopy_water_evaporation_surface_3_Hour_Average W/m^2 0* 746*

Canopy water evaporation 3 hour average at ground or water surface for 03 forecast

Categorical_Rain_surface INT 0* 1*

Categorical Rain at ground or water surface for 00 and 03 forecast

Categorical_Rain_surface_3_Hour_Average INT 0* 1*

Categorical Rain 3 hour average at ground or water surface for 03 forecast

Categorical_Freezing_Rain_surface_3_Hour_Average INT 0* 1*

Categorical freezing rain 3 hour average at ground or water surface for 03 forecast

Categorical_Ice_Pellets_surface_3_Hour_Average INT 0* 1*

Categorical ice pellets 3 hour average at ground or water surface for 03 forecast

Categorical_Snow_surface_3_Hour_Average INT 0* 1*

Categorical snow 3 hour average at ground or water surface for 03 forecast

Clear_Sky_Downward_Long_Wave_Flux_surface_3_Hour_Average W/m^2 56* 483*

Clear Sky Downward Long Wave Flux 3 hour average at ground or water surface for 03 forecast

Clear_Sky_Downward_Solar_Flux_surface_3_Hour_Average W/m^2 0* 1142*

Clear Sky Downward Solar Flux 3 hour average at ground or water surface for 03 forecast

Clear_Sky_Upward_Long_Wave_Flux_surface_3_Hour_Average W/m^2 78* 698*

Clear Sky Upward Long Wave Flux 3 hour average at ground or water surface for 03 forecast

Clear_Sky_Upward_Solar_Flux_atmosphere_top_3_Hour_Average W/m^2 0* 767*

Clear Sky Upward Solar Flux 3 hour average at ground or water surface for 03 forecast

Clear_sky_UV-B_Downward_Solar_Flux_surface_3_Hour_Average W/m^2 0* 24.77*

Clear Sky UV-B Downward Solar Flux 3 hour average at ground or water surface for 03 forecast

Cloud_water_entire_atmosphere_single_layer kg/m^2 0* 19*

Cloud water at entire atmosphere layer for 00 and 03 forecast

Cloud_Work_Function_entire_atmosphere_single_layer_3_Hour_Average J/kg 0* 5791*

Cloud work function 3 hour average at entire atmosphere layer for 03 forecast

Convective_available_potential_energy_surface J/kg 0* 6069*

Convective available potential energy at ground or water surface for 00 and 03 forecast

Convective_available_potential_energy_pressure_difference_layer J/kg 0* 5559*

Convective available potential energy at specified pressure difference from ground to level layer for 03 forecast

Convective_Precipitation_Rate_surface_3_Hour_Average kg/(m^2/s) 0* 0.002*

Convective precipitation rate 3 hour average at ground or water surface for 03 forecast

Convective_precipitation_surface_3_Hour_Accumulation kg/m^2 0* 19.2*

Convective precipitation 3 hour average at ground or water surface for 03 forecast

Direct_Evaporation_from_Bare_Soil_surface_3_Hour_Average W/m^2 0* 767*

Direct evaporation from bare soil surface 3 hour average at ground or water surface for 03 forecast

Downward_Long-Wave_Radp_Flux_surface W/m^2 60* 530*

Downward Long-Wave Rad. Flux at ground or water surface for 00 and 03 forecast

Downward_Long-Wave_Radp_Flux_surface_3_Hour_Average W/m^2 60* 508*

Downward Long-Wave Rad. Flux 3 hour average at ground or water surface for 03 forecast

Downward_Short-Wave_Radiation_Flux_surface W/m^2 0* 1224*

Downward Short-Wave Radiation Flux at ground or water surface for 00 and 03 forecast

Downward_Short-Wave_Radiation_Flux_surface_3_Hour_Average W/m^2 0* 1142*

Downward Short-Wave Radiation Flux 3 hour average at ground or water surface for 03 forecast

Downward_Short-Wave_Radiation_Flux_atmosphere_top_3_Hour_Average W/m^2 0* 1382*

Downward Short-Wave Radiation Flux atmosphere top 3 hour average at ground or water surface for 03 forecast

Exchange_Coefficient_surface (kg/m^3)/(m/s) 0* 0.69*

Exchange Coefficient at ground or water surface for 00 and 03 forecast

Frictional_Velocity_surface m/s 0.002* 3.5*

Frictional Velocity at ground or water surface for 00 and 03 forecast

Ground_Heat_Flux_surface W/m^2 -459* 683*

Ground Heat Flux at ground or water surface for 00 and 03 forecast

Ground_Heat_Flux_surface_3_Hour_Average W/m^2 -170* 538*

Ground Heat Flux 4 hour average at ground or water surface for 03 forecast

Ice_cover_surface INT 0* 1*

Ice cover at ground or water surface for 00 and 03 forecast

Ice_thickness_surface m 0* 4.76*

Ice thickness at ground or water surface for 00 and 03 forecast

Land_cover_0__sea_1__land_surface INT 0* 1*

Land cover (0 = sea, 1 = land) at ground or water surface for 00 and 03 forecast

Latent_heat_net_flux_surface W/m^2 -399* 1675*

Latent heat net flux at ground or water surface for 00 and 03 forecast

Latent_heat_net_flux_surface_3_Hour_Average W/m^2 -305* 1250*

Latent heat net flux 3 hour average at ground or water surface for 03 forecast

Liquid_Volumetric_Soil_Moisture_non_Frozen_depth_below_surface_layer_5_cm DOUBLE 0.03* 1*

Liquid Volumetric Soil Moisture (non Frozen) 5 cm depth below land surface layer

Liquid_Volumetric_Soil_Moisture_non_Frozen_depth_below_surface_layer_25_cm DOUBLE 0.028* 1*

Liquid Volumetric Soil Moisture (non Frozen) 25 cm depth below land surface layer

Liquid_Volumetric_Soil_Moisture_non_Frozen_depth_below_surface_layer_70_cm DOUBLE 0.028* 1*

Liquid Volumetric Soil Moisture (non Frozen) 50 cm depth below land surface layer

Liquid_Volumetric_Soil_Moisture_non_Frozen_depth_below_surface_layer_150_cm DOUBLE 0.028* 1*

Liquid Volumetric Soil Moisture (non Frozen) 150 cm depth below land surface layer

Maximum_temperature_height_above_ground_3_Hour_Interval K 201.39* 327.7*

Maximum temperature for 3 Hour Interval at specified height level above ground for 03 forecast

Minimum_temperature_height_above_ground_3_Hour_Interval K 201* 321.89*

Minimum temperature for 3 Hour Interval at specified height level above ground for 03 forecast

Maximum_specific_humidity_at_2m_height_above_ground_3_Hour_Interval kg/kg 0* 0.036*

Maximum specific humidity for 3 Hour Interval at 2m specified height level above ground for 03 forecast

Minimum_specific_humidity_at_2m_height_above_ground_3_Hour_Interval kg/kg 0* 0.024*

Minimum specific humidity for 3 Hour Interval at 2m specified height level above ground for 03 forecast

Momentum_flux_u-component_surface_3_Hour_Average N/m^2 -6.56* 8.25*

Momentum flux, u-component 3 hour average at ground or water surface for 03 forecast

Momentum_flux_v-component_surface_3_Hour_Average N/m^2 -6.17* 7.22*

Momentum flux, u-component 3 hour average at ground or water surface for 03 forecast

Plant_Canopy_Surface_Water_surface kg/m^2 0* 0.5*

Plant Canopy Surface Water at ground or water surface for 00 and 03 forecast

Planetary_Boundary_Layer_Height_surface m 17* 6590*

Planetary Boundary Layer Height at ground or water surface for 00 and 03 forecast

Potential_Evaporation_Rate_surface W/m^2 -150* 5617*

Potential Evaporation Rate at ground or water surface for 00 and 03 forecast

Potential_Evaporation_Rate_surface_3_Hour_Average W/m^2 -120* 5263*

Potential Evaporation Rate 3 hour average at ground or water surface for 03 forecast

Precipitation_rate_surface_3_Hour_Average kg/m^2s 0* 0.022*

Precipitable rate 3 hour average at ground or water surface for 03 forecast

Precipitable_water_entire_atmosphere_single_layer kg/m^2 -0.6* 99.09*

Precipitable water at entire atmosphere layer for 00 and 03 forecast

Precipitable_water_pressure_difference_layer kg/m^2 0* 7.94*

Precipitable water at specified pressure difference from ground to level layer for 00 forecast

Pressure_msl Pa 92406.4* 106908*

Pressure at Mean sea level for 03 forecast

Pressure_reduced_to_MSL_msl Pa 92492.8* 106668*

Pressure reduced to MSL at Mean sea level for 00 and 03 forecast

Pressure_surface Pa 48110* 105600*

Pressure at ground or water surface for 00 and 03 forecast

Relative_humidity_entire_atmosphere_single_layer % 0* 96*

Relative humidity at entire atmosphere layer for 00 and 03 forecast

Sensible_heat_net_flux_surface W/m^2 -1582* 2500*

Sensible heat net flux at ground or water surface for 00 and 03 forecast

Sensible_heat_net_flux_surface_3_Hour_Average W/m^2 -977* 1202*

Sensible heat net flux 3 hour average at ground or water surface for 03 forecast

Snow_Cover_surface_3_Hour_Average % 0* 100*

Snow cover 3 hour average at ground or water surface for 03 forecast

Snow_depth_surface m 0* 4.55*

Snow depth at ground or water surface for 00 and 03 forecast

Snow_Phase_Change_Heat_Flux_surface_3_Hour_Average W/m^2 -405* 911*

Snow phase change hear flux 3 hour average at ground or water surface for 03 forecast

Soil_moisture_content_depth_below_surface_layer kg/m^2 62.01* 2000.05*

Soil moisture content at Depth below land surface layer for 00 and 03 forecast

Soil_type_surface INT 1* 9*

Soil type at ground or water surface for 00 and 03 forecast

Storm_Surface_Runoff_surface_3_Hour_Accumulation kg/m^2 0* 193.12*

Strom surface runoff 3 hour accumulation at ground or water surface for 03 forecast

Sublimation_evaporation_from_snow_surface_3_Hour_Average W/m^2 0* 742*

Sublimation (evaporation from snow) 3 hour average at ground or water surface for 03 forecast

Specific_humidity_height_above_ground kg/kg 0.001* 0.036*

Specific humidity at Specified height level above ground for 00 forecast

Surface_Lifted_Index_surface K -15.8* 57.2*

Surface Lifted Index at ground or water surface for 00 and 03 forecast

Surface_roughness_surface m 0* 2.7*

Surface roughness at ground or water surface for 00 and 03 forecast

Surface_Slope_Type_surface index 1* 9*

Surface Slope Type at ground or water surface for 00 and 03 forecast

Temperature_depth_below_surface_layer_5_cm K 219.127* 323.104*

Temperature 5cm depth below land surface layer for 00 and 03 forecast

Temperature_depth_below_surface_layer_25_cm K 220.288* 313.299*

Temperature 25cm epth below land surface layer for 00 and 03 forecast

Temperature_depth_below_surface_layer_70_cm K 218.704* 310.007*

Temperature 70 cm depth below land surface layer for 00 and 03 forecast

Temperature_depth_below_surface_layer_150_cm K 218.925* 307.662*

Temperature 150cm depth below land surface layer for 00 and 03 forecast

Temperature_height_above_ground K 201.17* 325.763*

Temperature at Specified height level above ground for 00 forecast

Temperature_surface K 192.569* 339.173*

Temperature at ground or water surface for 00 and 03 forecast

Total_cloud_cover_convective_cloud % 0* 100*

Total cloud cover at Convective cloud layer for 00 forecast

Total_ozone_entire_atmosphere_single_layer DU 177* 571.4*

Total ozone at entire atmosphere layer for 00 and 03 forecast

Total_precipitation_surface_3_Hour_Accumulation kg/m^2 0* 239*

Total precipitation 3 hour average at ground or water surface for 03 forecast

Transpiration_surface_3_Hour_Average W/m^2 0* 680*

Transpiration surface 3 hour average at ground or water surface for 03 forecast

Upward_Long-Wave_Radp_Flux_surface W/m^2 135* 611*

Upward Long-Wave Rad. Flux at ground or water surface for 00 and 03 forecast

Upward_Long-Wave_Radp_Flux_surface_3_Hour_Average W/m^2 78* 703*

Upward Long-Wave Radiation Flux 3 hour average at ground or water surface for 03 forecast

Upward_Long-Wave_Radp_Flux_atmosphere_top_3_Hour_Average W/m^2 69* 384*

Upward Long-Wave Radiation Flux 3 hour average at nominal top of the atmosphere for 03 forecast

Upward_Short-Wave_Radiation_Flux_surface W/m^2 0* 869*

Upward Short-Wave Radiation Flux at ground or water surface for 00 and 03 forecast

Upward_Short-Wave_Radiation_Flux_surface_3_Hour_Average W/m^2 0* 806*

Upward Short-Wave Radiation Flux 3 hour average at ground or water surface for 03 forecast

Upward_Short-Wave_Radiation_Flux_atmosphere_top_3_Hour_Average W/m^2 0* 1049*

Upward Short-Wave Radiation Flux 3 hour average at nominal top of the atmosphere for 03 forecast

UV-B_Downward_Solar_Flux_surface_3_Hour_Average W/m^2 0* 24.7*

UV-B Downward Solar Flux 3 hour average at ground or water surface for 03 forecast

Vegetation_surface % 0* 99*

Vegetation at ground or water surface for 00 and 03 forecast

Vegetation_Type_surface INT 1* 13*

Vegetation Type at ground or water surface for 00 and 03 forecast

Volumetric_Soil_Moisture_Content_depth_below_surface_layer_5_cm fraction 0.03* 1*

Volumetric soil moisture content 5cm below surface layer for 00 and 03 forecast

Volumetric_Soil_Moisture_Content_depth_below_surface_layer_25_cm fraction 0.028* 1*

Volumetric soil moisture content 25cm below surface layer for 00 and 03 forecast

Volumetric_Soil_Moisture_Content_depth_below_surface_layer_70_cm fraction 0.028* 1*

Volumetric soil moisture content 70cm below surface layer for 00 and 03 forecast

Volumetric_Soil_Moisture_Content_depth_below_surface_layer_150_cm fraction 0.028* 1*

Volumetric soil moisture content 150cm below surface layer for 00 and 03 forecast

Water_equivalent_of_accumulated_snow_depth_surface kg/m^2 0* 458.82*

Water equivalent of accumulated snow depth at ground or water surface for 00 and 03 forecast

Water_runoff_surface_3_Hour_Accumulation kg/m^2 0* 193.12*

Water runoff 3 hour accumulation at ground or water surface for 03 forecast

* estimated min or max value

Image Properties

Image Properties

Name Type Description
forecast_hour INT

Duration of forecast in hours

Terms of Use

Terms of Use

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Citations

Citations:
  • Saha, S., S. Moorthi, H. Pan, X. Wu, J. Wang, and Coauthors, 2010: The NCEP Climate Forecast System Reanalysis. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 91, 1015–1057. doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/2010BAMS3001.1

DOI(s)

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var dataset = ee.ImageCollection('NOAA/CFSR')
                  .filter(ee.Filter.date('2019-04-01', '2019-04-07'));
var temperatureSurface = dataset.select('Temperature_surface');
var visParams = {
  min: 192.0,
  max: 339.0,
  palette: ["blue", "purple", "cyan", "green", "yellow", "red"]
};
Map.setCenter(-88.6, 26.4, 1);
Map.addLayer(temperatureSurface, visParams, 'Temperature Surface');

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