The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Center for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) is a reanalysis of the coupled atmosphere, ocean, seaice and land over the 31-year period (1979-2009). The purpose is to provide stable calibration and skill estimates of the system for operational seasonal prediction at NCEP. CDS publishes the CFSR data in the ESGF ana4MIPs project for the purpose of comparing IPCC AR5 Climate Model data to Reanalysis data.
Spatial Coverage: Global
Temporal Coverage: 1979 - 2012, monthly
Data Resolution: 0.25° x 0.25° (tropics), 0.5° x 0.5° (polar)
For more information, see the NOAA's CFSR Home Page