NOAA Global Forecast System (GFS)

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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. Both the current version and the FV3-based parallel version of the GFS being tested to become the new operational model at a future date are available.

Update Frequency

4 times a day, every 6 hours starting at midnight

License

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

Documentation

https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/data-access/model-data/model-datasets/global-forcast-system-gfs

Managed By

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Contact

For questions regarding data content or quality, visit the NOAA GFS site. For any questions regarding data delivery not associated with this platform or any general questions regarding the NOAA Big Data Project, email noaa.bdp@noaa.gov.

Resources on AWS

  • Description
    A rolling four-week archive of 0.25 GFS data
    Resource type
    S3 Bucket
    Amazon Resource Name (ARN)
    arn:aws:s3:::noaa-gfs-bdp-pds
    AWS Region
    us-east-1
  • Description
    A rolling four-week archive of 0.25 FV3-based parallel version of the GFS
    Resource type
    S3 Bucket
    Amazon Resource Name (ARN)
    arn:aws:s3:::noaa-gfspara-pds
    AWS Region
    us-east-1
  • Description
    New data notifications for GFS, only Lambda and SQS protocols allowed
    Resource type
    SNS Topic
    Amazon Resource Name (ARN)
    arn:aws:sns:us-east-1:123901341784:NewGFSObject
    AWS Region
    us-east-1
  • Description
    New data notifications for GFSv3, only Lambda and SQS protocols allowed
    Resource type
    SNS Topic
    Amazon Resource Name (ARN)
    arn:aws:sns:us-east-1:123901341784:NewGFSParaObject
    AWS Region
    us-east-1

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