A set of tables has been prepared which allows side-by-side comparison of the characteristics of six data assimilation systems (ECMWF, GFDL, GLAS, NMC, FSU, and NEPRF) used to produce FGGE8 IIIb analyses.

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1 National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

2 European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF).

3 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL).

4 Goddard Laboratory for Atmospheric Sciences (GLAS).

5 National Meteorological Center (NMC).

6 Florida State University (FSU).

7 Naval Environmental Prediction Research Facility (NEPRF).

8 FGGE = First GARP Global Experiment; GARP = Global Atmospheric Research Program.