GFS: Global Forecast System 384-Hour Predicted Atmosphere Data (NOAA/GFS0P25)

The Global Forecast System (GFS) is a weather forecast model produced by
the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP). The GFS dataset
consists of selected model outputs (described below) as gridded forecast
variables. The 384-hour forecasts, with 3-hour forecast interval,
are made at 6-hour temporal resolution (i.e. updated four times daily).
Use the ‘creation_time’ and ‘forecast_time’ properties to select data of

The GFS is a coupled model, composed of an atmosphere model, an ocean model,
a land/soil model, and a sea ice model which work together to provide an
accurate picture of weather conditions. See history of recent modifications
to the global forecast/analysis system
the model performance statistical web page,
and the documentation homepage
for more information.

NameDescriptionGee Unit
temperature_2m_above_groundTemperature 2m above ground°C
specific_humidity_2m_above_groundSpecific humidity 2m above groundkg/kg
relative_humidity_2m_above_groundRelative humidity 2m above ground%
u_component_of_wind_10m_above_groundU component of wind 10m above groundm/s
v_component_of_wind_10m_above_groundV component of wind 10m above groundm/s
total_precipitation_surfaceTotal precipitation at surfacekg/m^2
precipitable_water_entire_atmospherePrecipitable water for entire atmospherekg/m^2
total_cloud_cover_entire_atmosphereTotal cloud cover for entire atmosphere%
downward_shortwave_radiation_fluxDownward shortwave radiation fluxW/m^2


NOAA/NCEP/EMC (producer, licensor)
Google Earth Engine (host)
STAC Version 0.6.0
Keywords climate, cloud, emc, flux, forecast, geophysical, gfs, humidity, ncep, noaa, precipitation, radiation, temperature, vapor, weather, wind
License proprietary
Temporal Extent 6/30/2015, 5:00:00 PM - now
Citation Alpert, J., 2006 Sub-Grid Scale Mountain Blocking at NCEP, 20th Conf. WAF/16 Conf. NWP P2.4.
Type image_collection
GSD arc degreesm
Cadence hours
Asset schema {"name":"creation_time","description":"Time of creation","type":"DOUBLE"},{"name":"forecast_hours","description":"Forecast hours","type":"DOUBLE"},{"name":"forecast_time","description":"Forecast time","type":"DOUBLE"}