North American Mesoscale Forecast System (NAM) [12 km]

Metadata Updated: May 16, 2017

The North American Mesoscale Forecast System (NAM) is one of the major regional weather forecast models run by the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) for producing weather forecasts. Dozens of weather parameters are available from the NAM grids, from temperature and precipitation to lightning and turbulent kinetic energy. The NAM generates multiple grids (or domains) of weather forecasts over the North American continent at various horizontal resolutions. High-resolution forecasts are generated within the NAM using additional numerical weather models. These high-resolution forecast windows are generated over fixed regions and are occasionally run to follow significant weather events, like hurricanes. This dataset contains a 12 km horizontal resolution Lambert Conformal grid covering the Continental United States (CONUS) domain. It is run four times daily at 00z, 06z, 12z and 18z out to 84 hours with a 1 hour temporal resolution.

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Dates

Metadata Date May 5, 2016
Metadata Created Date May 14, 2017
Metadata Updated Date May 16, 2017
Reference Date(s) March 1, 2004 (publication)
Frequency Of Update daily

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date May 5, 2016
Metadata Created Date May 14, 2017
Metadata Updated Date May 16, 2017
Reference Date(s) March 1, 2004 (publication)
Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints
Bbox East Long -49.4
Bbox North Lat 61.0
Bbox South Lat 12.1
Bbox West Long -152.9
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update daily
Guid gov.noaa.ncdc:C00630
Harvest Object Id 75314584-7984-4073-b676-6037220c9d37
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress onGoing
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2004-03-01

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