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Global Circulation: Means and Anomalies

Operational (O) plots from: 08/30/2014   Reanalysis (R) plots from: 08/28/2014
Last Update Time: Saturday, 30-Aug-2014 12:56:04 MDT   Last Update Time: Saturday, 30-Aug-2014 08:35:32 MDT

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DAILY PLOTS 01-Day 07-Day 30-Day 90-Day Time-Longitude Plots
(1-day Mean & Anomaly)
500 mb Heights: O R O R O R O R Operational Reanalysis
200 mb Eddy Heights: O R O R O R O R
250 mb Winds: O R O R O R O R Operational Reanalysis
150 mb Winds: O R O R O R O R Construct your own
Time-Section Plots
Using NCEP Daily Data
250 mb Zonal Mean U-Winds: O R O R O R O R
Surface Winds: O R O R O R O R
Sea Level Pressure: O R O R O R O R
Surface Temperatures: O R O R O R O R
Daily (Non-Interpolated) Outgoing Longwave Radiation: O   O   O   O  
Interpolated Outgoing Longwave Radiation: O   O   O   O  
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ANIMATIONS 1-Day 7-Day 30-Day 90-Day
Anomaly Mean Anomaly Mean Anomaly Mean Anomaly Mean
500 mb Heights: O R O R O R O R O R O R O R O R
200 mb Eddy Heights: O R O R O R O R O R O R O R O R
250 mb Winds: O R O R O R O R O R O R O R O R
150 mb Winds: O R O R O R O R O R O R O R O R
250 mb Zonal Mean U-Winds: O R O R O R O R O R O R O R O R
Surface Winds: O R O R O R O R O R O R O R O R
Sea Level Pressure: O R O R O R O R O R O R O R O R
Surface Temperatures: O R O R O R O R O R O R O R O R
Daily (Non-Interpolated) Outgoing Longwave Radiation: O   O   O   O   O   O   O   O  
Interpolated Outgoing Longwave Radiation: O   O   O   O   O   O   O   O  
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Comparison of Operational and Reanalysis Anomalies
500 mb Heights: 30 Day Anomaly 90 Day Anomaly
200 mb Eddy Heights: 30 Day Anomaly 90 Day Anomaly
250 mb Winds: 30 Day Anomaly 90 Day Anomaly
Surface Winds: 30 Day Anomaly 90 Day Anomaly
Surface Temperatures: 30 Day Anomaly 90 Day Anomaly
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The table shows a comparison of the latest available monthly and seasonal mean anomalies for these two datasets. The reanalysis anomalies are produced using the reanalysis data and its 1968-96 climatology, while the operational anomalies are produced using the operational data and its 1985-95 climatology. These differences provide one measure of uncertainity in these globally analyzed atmospheric fields.


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