6 NARRCON: A High-Resolution Reanalysis for the Severe Storms Community

Monday, 22 October 2018
Stowe & Atrium rooms (Stoweflake Mountain Resort )
Victor A. Gensini, Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb, IL

Derived from the North American Regional Reanalysis (NARR), NARRCON is a real-time updating 32-km horizontal grid spacing reanalysis for purposes of examining climatologies of variables pertinent to severe local storms. NARRCON includes 20+ variables and composite parameters such as the Significant Tornado Parameter (STP) and interpolated variables from the isobaric NARR output (e.g., 0-6 km AGL Bulk Shear). NARRCON is updated monthly following data availability from the NCAR RDA portal and distributed in real-time using Unidata THREDDS software on a server at Northern Illinois University. Thus, NARRCON can be easily accessed via OPENDAP for research or educational use. For example, have you ever wondered what the Supercell Composite Parameter (SCP) was near Plainfield, Illinois on 28 August 1990? NARRCON can easily provide you with such data. NARRCON follows CF conventions and is provided in netCDF4 format.
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