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NOAA National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP)'s Global Forecast System (GFS) Model

Abstract: 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.
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Description: NOMADS Access to GFS (and all data)
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA National Weather Service, Envionmental Modeling Center
Version: Not provided
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2004-03-02
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Data Center
National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 301-763-8000 x 7596
Email: Zoltan.Toth at
Contact Address:
Global Climate and Weather Modeling Branch
Distribution Media: OPeNDAP from COLA/IGES, GrADS-DODS, LAS
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-11-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-06-07