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Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 14593-14629, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-14593-2017
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Research article
07 Dec 2017
Climatology and interannual variability of dynamic variables in multiple reanalyses evaluated by the SPARC Reanalysis Intercomparison Project (S-RIP)
Craig S. Long et al.

Data sets

NCEP Climate Forecast System Version 2 (CFSv2) Monthly Products
S. Saha, et al.
https://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds094.2
Japanese 25-year Reanalysis Project, Monthly Means
Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry and Japan Meteorological Agency
https://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds625.1/
Japanese 55-year Reanalysis, Monthly Means and Variances
Japan Meteorological Agency
https://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds628.1
NCEP/NCAR Global Reanalysis Products, 1948-continuing
National Centers for Environmental Prediction/National Weather Service/NOAA/US Department of Commerce
https://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds090.0
NCEP/DOE Reanalysis 2 (R2)
National Centers for Environmental Prediction/National Weather Service/NOAA/US Department of Commerce
https://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds091.0
NOAA CIRES Twentieth Century Global Reanalysis Version 2
G. P. Compo, et al.
https://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds131.1
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Short summary
As part of the SPARC Reanalysis Intercomparison Project, we evaluate the temperature and wind structure of all the recent and past reanalyses with 2.5-degree monthly zonal mean data sets from 1979–2014. There is a distinct change in the temperature structure in the stratosphere in 1998. Zonal winds are in greater agreement than temperatures. All reanalyses have issues analysing the tropical stratospheric winds. Caution is advised for using reanalysis temperatures for trend detection.
As part of the SPARC Reanalysis Intercomparison Project, we evaluate the temperature and wind...
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