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Historical model data are available in near-real-time through access links on this page. Real-time, or operational, model data are available through additional NOMADS component sites. For information on datasets and access to them, click on dataset names or use the dataset links on the left-hand side of this Data Products page

Data Catalog

Dataset1 Coverage2 Resolution3 Period of Record4
Climate Forecast System (CFS) Global 0.5deg 6-hr 01Jan1979 - Present
Global Forecast System (GFS) Global 0.5deg 3-hr 15Mar2005 - Present
Global Data Assimilation System (GDAS) Global 0.5deg 6-hr 01Jan2001 - Present
North American Regional Reanalysis (NARR) North America 32km 3-hr 01Jan1979 - 02Oct2014
North American Mesoscale Forecast System (NAM) North America 12km 1-hr 16Feb2005 - Present
Rapid Refresh (RAP) CONUS 13km to 20km 1-hr 01May2012 - Present
Rapid Update Cycle (RUC) (a subset of the RAP) CONUS 13km to 81km 1-hr 01May2002 - 01May2012
Global Ensemble Forecast System (GEFS) Global 1deg 6-hr 01Jan2008 - Present
Navy Operational Global Atmospheric Prediction System (NOGAPS) Global 0.5deg and 1.0deg 6-hr 02Jan1997 - 09Dec2008
NCEP/DOE Reanalysis (Reanalysis-2) Global 2.5deg 6-hr 01Jan1979 - 30Sep2005
Global Forecast System - Aviation (GFS-AVN) (a subset of the GFS) Global 1deg 3-hr 02Mar2004 - 15Feb2005
Meso-Eta (a subset of the NAM) North America 12km 3-hr 02Jun2003 - 15Feb2005
Medium Range Forecast (MRF) (a subset of the GFS) Northern Hemisphere 190km 12-hr 01Jan2003 - 30Nov2004
Nested Grid Model (NGM) North America 180km 2-hr 01Jan1991 - 15Apr1997
CM2 Global Coupled Climate Models (CM2.X) Global 2deg 1-day 01Jan1901 - 21Apr2300
National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) United States Varies Varies 06Jun2004 - Present
Real-Time Mesoscale Analysis (RTMA) (a subset of the NDFD) United States Varies Varies 06Jun2004 - Present
National Digital Guidance Database (NDGD) United States Varies Varies 06Jun2004 - Present
Service Records Retention System (SRRS) Varies Varies Varies 01Feb1994 - Present

Table Column Descriptions

  1. Dataset: A dataset in this table primarily represents a suite of model data output that has been run with a given numerical model. As code of a numerical model slowly changes, the model’s name usually remains the same. When changes are significant enough to a given model, it is sometimes given a new name. Some datasets with large periods of record have their code fixed over time for a consistent approach to climate monitoring and diagnostics.

  2. Coverage: Datasets in this table can have multiple nests within larger domains. The coverage shown for each dataset in this table represents the largest domain available for each dataset.

  3. Resolution: Each dataset listed in the table can have several spatial and temporal resolutions depending upon the model output product. The spatial resolution shown represents the smallest horizontal grid for the majority of the dataset. The temporal resolution given for each dataset represents the typical model output time interval for the majority of the data. The temporal resolution shown does not necessarily represent the model’s run-cycle frequency. More information on the varying horizontal, vertical, and temporal resolutions is provided in each dataset’s description.

  4. Period of Record: The period of record shown in this column represents the range of initial times available for each dataset. More information on the range of dates available for a given dataset can be found in each dataset’s description.

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US Navy Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center (FNMOC)

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