NOAA Global Forecast System (GFS) Model

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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.

Update Frequency

Every 6 hours

License

U.S. Government Work

Documentation

https://docs.opendata.aws/noaa-gfs-pds/readme.html

Contact

https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/contact

Resources on AWS

  • Description
    A rolling four-week archive of 0.25 degree GFS data
    Resource type
    S3 Bucket
    Amazon Resource Name (ARN)
    arn:aws:s3:::noaa-gfs-pds
    AWS Region
    us-east-1
  • Description
    New data notifications
    Resource type
    SNS Topic
    Amazon Resource Name (ARN)
    arn:aws:sns:us-east-1:104891172899:noaa-gfs-pds
    AWS Region
    us-east-1

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