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Vertical Profiles of Reanalysis Datasets

Select a date, location and a dataset. You can choose from vertical profiles, vertical transects and height by time plots. For profiles, you will also get a table of the atmospheric variables for that date or range of dates. Please send feedback! The page is beta and there are some caveats.

If you get a proxy error or a blank screen, just hit replot. We use NCL to read the data and it is very slow to read our data format. We are converting files but until that happens, file reads will be slow. Once a file (yearly) is opened in NCL, access is quick for subsequent plots.


Data Availability
  • R1 Reanalysis data are available from Jan 1, 1948 through Sep 24, 2014
  • 20th Century Reanalysis available from Jan 1, 1871 to Dec 31 2012

Plot Type:   Vertical Profile(s)     Skew T     Vertical Transect     Height by Time

Variable to plot?   Top Analysis level?

Reanalysis Dataset:   NCEP/NCAR R1 Reanalysis 20CR  
Latitude: Longitude:

Year:   Month: Day:   Hour (UTC):    
For multiple profiles or time by height plots enter last date of range.
Year 2:   Month 2: Day 2:   Hour 2 (UTC):  
If time by height plot: Mean Anomaly
Change default contour range/interval Low: High: Interval:
Contour lines? No Yes
For a transect along a line, enter 2nd lat/lon value.
Latitude: Longitude:

   

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Additional Notes

  • Reanalysis: 20CR and R1 have different pressure levels available. The R1 is on a 2.5 grid while the 20CR is on a ~2x~2 grid.
  • Please report any errors to: esrl.psd.maproom@noaa.gov
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