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.
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.