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  Resource Id: urn:geoss:csr:resource:urn:uuid:3d86456d-7bff-e002-2ffd-c32df0f82921
  Name: North American Regional Reanalysis
  Abbreviation: NARR
  Description: The North American Regional Reanalysis (NARR) is a regional reanalysis of North America containing temperatures, winds, moisture, soil data, and dozens of other parameters. Produced by the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP), the NARR model assimilates a great amount of observational data to produce a long-term picture of weather over North America. The data that are assimilated in order to initialize the model to real-world conditions are temperatures, winds, and moisture from radiosondes as well as pressure data from surface observations. Also included in this dataset are dropsondes, pibals, aircraft temperatures and winds, satellite radiance from polar satellites, and cloud drift winds from geostationary satellites. Use of a regional weather model over the North American continent has produced a dataset with a period of record spanning from 1979 to present. The horizontal distance between grid points in the NARR dataset is an impressive 20 miles, or 32 kilometers, apart.
  GEO Member or Participating Organisation :
United States
  Responsible Organisation: NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC
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  Contact Name: NOAA National Operational Model Archive and Distribution System (NOMADS)
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Resource Category
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Resource Status
GEOSS Data Core
  No Monetary Charge
Ontology Reference
  GEOSS - Earth Observation Vocabulary, version 1.0 : LAND SURFACE
  GEOSS - Earth Observation Vocabulary, version 1.0 : ATMOSPHERE
Standard Classification
Standard Supportive
  THREDDS Data Server
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