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Meteorological Forecasts - 30-day Land Surface Forecasts, Global

Description

This is a daily global land surface meteorological forecast dataset produced by Climate Engine. These forecasts of surface climate variables go out 30 days from the current date.

Categories:
global, forecast, weather, temperature, precipitation, wind, humidity, solar, daily, era5-land, cfsv2
Temporal Extent:
2024-03-01
Region:
Global
Resolution:
11 km
Product Version:
1.0

Technical Description

This Collection holds the downscaled and bias-corrected CFSv2-ERA5-Land surface meteorological forecasts produced by Climate Engine. This forecast product takes the Climate Forecast System (Version 2) forecasts and adjusts them to be comparable with the global ERA5-Land reanalysis dataset.

The CFS version 2 was developed at the Environmental Modeling Center at NCEP. It is a fully coupled model representing the interaction between the Earth's atmosphere, oceans, land, and sea ice. It became operational at NCEP in March 2011. The operational configuration of CFSv2 for 24-h period consists of 16 runs every day, of which four runs go out to 9 months, three runs go out to 1 season, accuracy and spatial resolution in CFSv2, we bias-correct its output with ERA5-Land; we begin with aggregating 6-hourly to daily values followed by bilinear interpolation of daily CFSv2 anomalies to the ERA5-Land domain and superpose these to ERA5-Land climatologies.

This dataset contains the following fields:

  • tmax: Maximum temperature (K)
  • tmin: Minimum temperature (K)
  • sph: Specific humidity (kg/kg)
  • srad: Surface solar radiation (W/m2)
  • prate: Precipitation rate (mm/day)
  • wind_10m: Wind speed at 10 meters (m/s)
  • rh_max: Maximum relative humidity (%)
  • rh_min: Minimum relative humidity (%)