CFSR: Notes, Questions, and Discussion

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CFSR: Notes, Questions, and Discussion

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General Reanalysis Notes, Questions, and Discussion

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Re: CFSR: Notes, Questions, and Discussion

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 05/12/2016 - 18:09. 

What is the Ocean data input for CFSR after 1997 which seems the data volume are more than ICOADS 2.5? cited by SURANJANA SAHA et al., 2010: All of the observed marine data from 1948 through 1997 have been supplied by the COADS datasets.


Re: CFSR: Notes, Questions, and Discussion

Submitted by gilbert.p.compo on Mon, 05/16/2016 - 11:26. 

Courtesy of David Behringer: ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: David Behringer - NOAA Affiliate Date: Mon, May 16, 2016 at 9:37 AM Subject: Re: question about ocean input data in CFSR Hi Gil, After 1997 we pulled in data from the NODC data base. Beginning in 2000 we merged profiles from the GODAE and NODC databases. We found the merged set was larger than either alone. We've also done our own QC. Dave

Gilbert P. Compo

University of Colorado/CIRES

NOAA/ESRL/Physical Sciences Division


Lilia Caballero (not verified)

Wed, 01/27/2021 - 00:00

Hi. I would like to know which type of cartographic projection does CFSR use?

Wesley Ebisuzaki (not verified)

Thu, 01/28/2021 - 09:12

In reply to by Lilia Caballero (not verified)

   The CFSR uses a spectral model of a spherical Earth for the atmospheric fields.  The

post-processor converts the spectral fields to the (global) gridded fields for the users.

The global fields can be converted to various projections like Mercator, polar stereographic,

and Lambert conical by using programs like copygb, copygb2, and wgrib2. 

   The land-surface and ocean models are grid models and use different grids.

David (not verified)

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 15:36

Hi, I need to know what variables (T, UV winds, surface pressure, etc.) CFSR assimilates from land met stations and moored buoy arrays such as TAO, TRITON and RAMA.

Also, does CFSR assimilates any variables measured by moored buoys offshore the Spanish Atlantic coast, operated by the Spanish Agency Puertos del Estado?

Any help would be much appreciated, thanks!

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