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BOREAS AFM-08 ECMWF Hourly Surface and Upper Air Data for the SSA and NSAThe Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study (BOREAS) Airborne Fluxes and Meteorology (AFM)-8 team focused on modeling efforts to improve the understanding of the diurnal evolution of the convective boundary layer over the boreal forest. This data set contains hourly data from the European Center for for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) operational model from below the surface to the top of the atmosphere, including the model fluxes at the surface. Spatially, the data cover a pair of the points that enclose the rawinsonde sites at Candle Lake, Saskatchewan, in the Southern Study Area (SSA) and Thompson, Manitoba, in the Northern Study Area (NSA). Temporally, the data include the two time periods of 13 May 1994 to 30 Sept 1994 and 01 Mar 1996 to 31 Mar 1997. The data are stored in tabular ASCII files. The number of records in the upper air data files may exceed 20,000, causing a problem for some software packages. The ECMWF hourly surface and upper air data are available from the Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC). The data files are available on a CD-ROM (see document number 20010000884).
Document ID
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Viterbo, Pedro
(European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts Reading, United Kingdom)
Betts, Alan
(Atmospheric Research Pittsford, VT United States)
Hall, Forrest G.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Newcomer, Jeffrey A.
(Raytheon Information Technology and Scientific Services Greenbelt, MD United States)
Smith, David E.
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 2000
Subject Category
Earth Resources And Remote Sensing
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.15:209891/VOL16
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 923-462-33-01
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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