NOAA Global Ensemble Forecast System (GEFS) Re-forecast

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Description

NOAA has generated a multi-decadal reanalysis and reforecast data set to accompany the next-generation version of its ensemble prediction system, the Global Ensemble Forecast System, version 12 (GEFSv12). Accompanying the real-time forecasts are “reforecasts” of the weather, that is, retrospective forecasts spanning the period 2000-2019. These reforecasts are not as numerous as the real-time data; they were generated only once per day, from 00 UTC initial conditions, and only 5 members were provided, with the following exception. Once weekly, an 11-member reforecast was generated, and these extend in lead time to +35 days.

Update Frequency

Re-forecasts do not adhere to an update frequency.

License

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

Documentation

https://noaa-gefs-retrospective.s3.amazonaws.com/Description_of_reforecast_data.pdf

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Contact

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Resources on AWS

  • Description
    GEFS Re-forecast in Grib2 Format
    Resource type
    S3 Bucket
    Amazon Resource Name (ARN)
    arn:aws:s3:::noaa-gefs-retrospective
    AWS Region
    us-east-1
    AWS CLI Access (No AWS account required)
    aws s3 ls s3://noaa-gefs-retrospective/ --no-sign-request
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