NCEP Climate Forecast System Reanalysis for HYSPLIT?

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NCEP Climate Forecast System Reanalysis for HYSPLIT?

Postby donaldjmorton » November 22nd, 2012, 12:54 am


A small group of us are trying to run a case from 1992 with several models, including FLEXPART and HYSPLIT, and using the same met data is desirable. Previously, I thought we were doomed to using the 2.5 degree, 12-hourly FNL as a "lowest common denominator." Today, however, I found the following dataset available (0.5 degree 6-hourly), and working very well for FLEXPART:

I suspect that this will work well with HYSPLIT, too, and before I dive in, I'm wondering if anybody has experience with this, in the context of HYSPLIT,


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Re: NCEP Climate Forecast System Reanalysis for HYSPLIT?

Postby chron » February 5th, 2013, 11:10 am

I'm not sure if you're still working on getting CFSR working with HYSPLIT, but I recently modified gfs2arl to read and convert the 0.5-degree CFSR files to ARL format. Let me know if you're interested, and I can send it to you. Similarly, I'd be interested to hear about your experience using CFSR if you already have it working.
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Re: NCEP Climate Forecast System Reanalysis for HYSPLIT?

Postby Martina » September 27th, 2013, 11:15 am

Dear all,

I am new working with hysplit and interested in using the NCEP/CFSR Reanalysis. However, I don't really understand yet, how to access and import this data into hysplit.
From the CFSR website I understood that data should exist from 1979 to 2008 or even 2010, however on the NOAA ARL FTP Server I can only find some days in October 1994 -- when accessing it via the ARL website; when trying to download data directly in the hysplit - Meterology menu; there is no CFSR option at all (only the NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis).

It would great if you could share your experience with me where to download this data and how to convert/import into hysplit!

Thanks a lot,
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