NCEP Reanalysis Plotter

Directions:
Select one or more meteorological variables below and create a plot by hitting one of the plot buttons. Multiple selections will result in overlaid contour plots. Click on the variable names for descriptions of equations, units, and notes necessary for a correct interpretation of your plot. For more information about this page and the NCEP Reanalysis Project, please browse a list of frequently asked questions.

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Date:
Year:
Month:
Day:
Time:
00:00 GMT 12:00 GMT
Loop frames beginning with this time

Variables:
Pressure level:
 Wind
Zonal wind speed
Meridional wind speed
Wind (vectors)
Wind (isotachs)
Vertical velocity (vert. x-sect or 500 mb)
Monthly mean wind at

 Vorticity
Relative vorticity
Absolute vorticity

 Pressure
Surface pressure
Mean sea-level pressure

 Temperature
Temperature    
Potential temperature    
Maximum surface temperature °C °F
Minimum surface temperature °C °F

 Heights
Geopotential heights
Height tendency

 Quasi-geostropic variables
Q-vectors
C-vectors (horizontal)
P-vectors (horizontal)
Q-vector divergence
P-vector divergence (horizontal)

 Isentropic surface  
Isentropic temperature
Isentropic vector wind field
Isentropic potential vorticity

 Other variables
Static stability
Divergence
Corrected precipitation rate
Surface specific humidity
Surface Dewpoint

Map options:
Plot a zonally averaged vertical cross section (monthly mean)
Plot on a detailed world map including state and international boundaries
Automatically center your plot on the continental United States
Automatically center your plot on Australia
Longitude: east west degrees to degrees
Latitude: north south degrees to degrees
Line graph: Enter the same latitude or longitude in both boxes
Map projection:  Latitude/Longitude
North Polar Stereographic
South Polar Stereographic
Mollweide
Robinson
Orthogonal
Lambert
Scaled

Plot options:
Plot type: contour shaded
Set contour interval (-1 for default):
Set contour interval for second variable (-1 for default):
Increase thickness of contour lines
Gridded plot
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Revised: 13 April 2015

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