experiment

Metadata for 'ERA-Interim surface 12_MM'

General Information

Name
ERA-Interim surface 12_MM
Acronym
ERAIN_SFC12_MM
Project
ERA_INTERIM (ECMWF Re-Analysis Project ERA-Interim)
Summary
ECMWF has in the past produced three major reanalyses: FGGE, ERA-15 and ERA-40. Now progress is being made in producing 'ERA-Interim'. ERA-Interim has progressed beyond the end of ERA-40. After completion of the first four years it was decided to revise the configuration of the system and to rerun the initial segment. Other shorter reruns for later periods have been completed as needed for technical reasons. ERA-Interim reanalysis is expected to catch up with operations in late 2008. The reanalysis will then be continued in near-real time with the same system in order to support climate monitoring. This experiment contains surface-data with a forecast-step of 12 hours and a time-step of 12 hours. The grid is unreduced. The data sets contain monthly mean values.
Keyword(s)
ECMWF, re-analysis
Location(s)
World (global): Longitude 0 to 360 Latitude -90 to 90
Spatial Coverage
Longitude 0 to 360 Latitude -90 to 90 Altitude: -2.89 m relativ to NN to 10 m relativ to NN
Temporal Coverage
1979-01-01 to 2017-12-31 (calendrical)
Size
9.03 GiB (9695196576 Byte)
Format
'GRIB1'
Progress
in work
Creation Date
2011-01-11
Future Review Date
2021-01-08

Citation

Citation
ECMWF (2011). ERA-Interim surface 12_MM. World Data Center for Climate (WDCC) at DKRZ. http://cera-www.dkrz.de/WDCC/ui/Compact.jsp?acronym=ERAIN_SFC12_MM

 
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