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Resource Basic Information
  Resource Id: urn:geoss:csr:resource:urn:uuid:a4a47436-0c89-19a8-ddd6-13fe598a8ae0
  Name: Global Forecast System
  Abbreviation: GFS
  Description: The Global Forecast System (GFS) is a weather forecast model produced by the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP). Dozens of atmospheric and land-soil variables are available through this dataset, from temperatures, winds, and precipitation to soil moisture and atmospheric ozone concentration. The entire globe is covered by the GFS at a base horizontal resolution of 18 miles (28 kilometers) between grid points, which is used by the operational forecasters who predict weather out to 16 days in the future. Horizontal resolution drops to 44 miles (70 kilometers) between grid point for forecasts between one week and two weeks. The GFS model is a coupled model, composed of four separate models (an atmosphere model, an ocean model, a land/soil model, and a sea ice model), which work together to provide an accurate picture of weather conditions. Changes are regularly made to the GFS model to improve its performance and forecast accuracy. It is a constantly evolving and improving weather model.
  GEO Member or Participating Organisation :
United States
  Responsible Organisation: NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC
  Resource Information URL: http://nomads.ncdc.noaa.gov/data.php?name=access#hires_weather_datasets
  Resource Interface URL: http://nomads.ncdc.noaa.gov/data.php?name=access#hires_weather_datasets
Resource Contact Information
  Contact Name: NOAA National Operational Model Archive and Distribution System (NOMADS)
  Contact Email: NOMADS.ncdc@noaa.gov
Resource Category
  datasets
Societal Benefit Areas
  Climate
  Weather
Resource Status
  continuousOperation
GEOSS Data Core
  No Monetary Charge
Ontology Reference
  GEOSS - Earth Observation Vocabulary, version 1.0 : CRYOSPHERE
  GEOSS - Earth Observation Vocabulary, version 1.0 : LAND SURFACE
  GEOSS - Earth Observation Vocabulary, version 1.0 : ATMOSPHERE
Standard Classification
  N/A
Standard Supportive
  THREDDS Data Server
Last Update Date
  2014-11-03
Date Modified
  2014-11-03