The NCEP Coupled Forecast System (CFS)

 
The CFS was developed at the Environmental Modeling Center at NCEP. It is a fully coupled model representing the interaction between the Earth's oceans, land and atmosphere. It became operational at NCEP in August 2004.


A description of the CFS is given in the following manuscript. Please reference this article when using the data.


S. Saha, S. Nadiga, C. Thiaw, J. Wang, W. Wang, Q. Zhang, D. Behringer, W. Ebisuzaki, S. Lord, S. Moorthi, H.L. Pan, P. Peng, D. Stokes, H. M. van den Dool, G. White, P. Xie, 2005 :The Climate Forecast System at NCEP. To be submitted to the J. Climate.

The CFS retrospective forecast datasets in this server are time series of monthly means of the 53 most commonly used variables, described in: http://www.emc.ncep.noaa.gov/gmb/ssaha/cfs_data/cfs_data_in_nomad.doc


If you have any question regarding the data, please, contact cfs@noaa.gov.


The datasets are located here.



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