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Message: RUC2 model soundings available on OSO

Posted by Stan Benjamin on 31 Dec 97, 12:18 MT

The RUC2 model output BUFR soundings became available the OSO server yesterday. The files are located in /ncepc/snd. There are 484 stations available which are listed in http://maps.fsl.noaa.gov/maps_molts.html

Below is a message sent to NWS SOOs yesterday by Peggy Bruehl with additional information on the RUC2 BUFR soundings. Stan


TO: soo_sac@comet.ucar.edu
Return-Path: <peggy@comet.ucar.edu>
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 1997 09:33:42 -0700 (MST)

All RUC2 model sounding data files, including the forecasts, are now available on the OSO server.

The following soundings are available:

For the model cycle times: 00,03,06,09,12,15,18,21

Available forecast times: anl,f01,f02,f03,f06,f09,f12

For the model cycle times: 01,02,04,05,07,08,10,11,13,


Available forecast times: anl,f01,f02,f03

You may configure MODSND (update 4) to download only those forecast hours that you wish. The default behavior is to download all available forecast hours for every model cycle time configured in cron. If you wish to limit the forecast hours to download, you may edit the file $GEMTBL/ruc2.fhours.

Remember that because the RUC 2 model sounding data files contain all the available stations in a single file, the files are approx 300KB per forecast hour (compared to 30KB per file for the Eta, Meso, & NGM files). Thus, you may not want to download every forecast hour for every model cycle time.


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