Dataset of high-resolution surface air exchange and low-level atmospheric structure of the Qinghai Tibet Plateau (August 2014)

Based on the WRF model, using ERA5 reanalysis data as the initial and boundary fields, the high-resolution low-level atmospheric structure and the earth atmosphere exchange data set of the Qinghai Tibet Plateau are preliminarily obtained by the method of dynamic downscaling. The time range of this data set is from August 1 to August 31, 2014, with a time resolution of 1 hour, a horizontal range of 25 °N-40 °N, 70oE-105oE, and a horizontal resolution of 0.05 °. The data format is NetCDF, and one file is output every hour. The file is named after the date. The lower atmospheric structure data includes temperature, relative humidity, water vapor mixing ratio, potential height, meridional wind and latitudinal wind meteorological elements, with 34 isobaric surfaces in the vertical direction; the surface air exchange data set includes the upward / downward short wave radiation, upward / downward long wave radiation, surface sensible heat and flux, 2m air temperature and water vapor mixing ratio, 10m wind, etc. The data set can provide data support for the study of weather process and climate environment in the Tibetan Plateau.

Data file naming and use method

Naming method: the data format is NetCDF, and one file is output every hour. The file is named by date, and the time is UTC. The file name format is TP, where yyyy is the year represented by four digits, mm is the month represented by two digits, DD is the day represented by two digits, and HH is the hour represented by two digits.
Usage: the data can be opened by the programming software of Matlab, fortran and python, and by meteorological software of GrADS and NCL.

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Ma Shupo. Dataset of high-resolution surface air exchange and low-level atmospheric structure of the Qinghai Tibet Plateau (August 2014). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, 2019. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

Related Literatures:

1. Hersbach H, Dee D. ERA5 reanalysis is in production[J]. ECMWF newsletter, 2016, 147(7): 5-6.( View Details | Bibtex)

2. Skamarock W C, Klemp J B. A time-split nonhydrostatic atmospheric model for weather research and forecasting applications[J]. Journal of computational physics, 2008, 227(7): 3465-3485.( View Details | Bibtex)

Using this data, the data citation is required to be referenced and the related literatures are suggested to be cited.

Support Program

CASEarth:Big Earth Data for Three Poles(grant No. XDA19070000) (No:XDA19000000)

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Geographic coverage
East: 105.00 West: 70.00
South: 25.00 North: 40.00
  • Temporal resolution: Hourly
  • Spatial resolution: km
  • File size: 171,008 MB
  • Browse count: 992 Times
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  • Temporal coverage: 2014-08-01 To 2014-08-31
  • Updated time: 2019-10-18
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: Ma Shupo  

Distributor: National Tibetan Plateau Data Center


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