NOAA Climate Forecast System (CFS)

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Description

The Climate Forecast System (CFS) is a model representing the global interaction between Earth's oceans, land, and atmosphere. Produced by several dozen scientists under guidance from the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP), this model offers hourly data with a horizontal resolution down to one-half of a degree (approximately 56 km) around Earth for many variables. CFS uses the latest scientific approaches for taking in, or assimilating, observations from data sources including surface observations, upper air balloon observations, aircraft observations, and satellite observations.

Update Frequency

Hourly, 6-Hourly, and Monthly

License

Open Data. There are no restrictions on the use of this data.

Documentation

https://cfs.ncep.noaa.gov/

Managed By

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Contact

For any data delivery issues or any questions in general, please contact the NOAA Big Data Program Team at: noaa.bdp@noaa.gov.
We also seek to identify case studies on how NOAA data is being used and will be featuring those stories in joint publications and in upcoming events. If you are interested in seeing your story highlighted, please share it with the NOAA BDP team here: noaa.bdp@noaa.gov

Usage Examples

Publications

Resources on AWS

  • Description
    Climate Forecast System (CFS) Model Data
    Resource type
    S3 Bucket
    Amazon Resource Name (ARN)
    arn:aws:s3:::noaa-cfs-pds
    AWS Region
    us-east-1
    AWS CLI Access (No AWS account required)
    aws s3 ls s3://noaa-cfs-pds/ --no-sign-request
    Explore
    Browse Bucket
  • Description
    New data notifications for CFS, only Lambda and SQS protocols allowed
    Resource type
    SNS Topic
    Amazon Resource Name (ARN)
    arn:aws:sns:us-east-1:123901341784:NewCFSObject
    AWS Region
    us-east-1

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