CONTENTS OF NAM HPSS ARCHIVE FILES (AS OF MARCH 2017)

NOTE : For the NAMv4 implementation on March 21, 2017, the 12-h NDAS was replaced by a 6-h Data Assimilation Cycle with hourly analysis updates for the 12 km parent NAM domain and the 3 km CONUS/Alaska nests. All files are now called "nam" and the ndas naming convention is retired. Output grids made during the DA cycle (now ending in tm06/05/04/03/02/01" are all called "nam.tHHz...."

YYYY=year ; MM=month ; DD= day ; HH=cycle

  1. /NCEPPROD/hpssprod/runhistory/rhYYYY/YYYYMM/YYYYMMDD (permanent archive)

    1. NAM
      1. com2_nam_prod_nam.YYYYMMDDHH.awip.tar
        • awldas (grid #110, 1/8th deg lat/lon over CONUS)
        • awip3d (grid #212, 40 lm lambert conformal over CONUS)
        • awip20 (grid #215, 20 km lambert conformal over CONUS)
        • awip12 (grid #218, 12 km lambert conformal over CONUS, 2-d fields only)
        • awp242 (grid #242, 12 km polar stereographic over Alaska, 2-d fields only)
        • awipak (grid #216, 40 km polar stereographic over Alaska)
        • grbgrd00.tm00 (00-h grid #104, 90 km polar stereographic over North America, used to generate initial conditions for NGM)
      2. com2_nam_prod_nam.YYYYMMDDHH.awphys.tar
        • awphys : grid #218 (full grid), 12 km lambert conformal grid over CONUS, 2-d fields plus pressure level data from 50-1000 mb at 25 mb intervals
      3. com2_nam_prod_nam.YYYYMMDDHH.awak3d.tar
        • awak3d : grid #242 (Full grid), 12 km polar stereographic grid over Alaska, 2-d fields plus pressure level data from 50-1000 mb at 25 mb intervals
      4. com2_nam_prod_nam.YYYYMMDDHH.awip32.tar
        • awip32 (32 km lambert conformal over North America)
      5. com2_nam_prod_nam.YYYYMMDDHH.awp151.tar
        • awp151 (grid #151, 32 km polar stereographic grid over the expanded NAM domain)
      6. com2_nam_prod_nam.YYYYMMDDHH.bufr.tar
        • all NAM forecast "bufr" files (includes all observations in BUFR format, all PREPBUFR files, hourly BUFR sounding file from NAM forecast)
        • all cqc files
        • all "cyclone", "tcvitals", and "syndata" files
        • "sgesprep" file (GDAS first guess file used in PREPBUFR processing)
        • all "sdm" files
        • all output files from GSI, including "fits" output prints, satbias (satellite bias correction files), cnvstat, radstat
      7. com2_nam_prod_nam.YYYYMMDDHH.nexrad.tar
        • Level 2 NEXRAD data files
      8. com2_nam_prod_nam.YYYYMMDDHH.bgrid.tar
        • bgrdsf (b-grid GRIB file, 2-d fields only)
      9. com2_nam_prod_nam.YYYYMMDDHH.goesll.tar
        • NAM simulated GOES brightness temperatures on grid #218 ("goes218"), grid #221 ("goes221") and grid #243 ("goes243")
      10. nam.tHHz.input_domain_01_nemsio.tm06 : GDAS first guess at start of DA cycle on the 12 km parent domain
      11. nam.tHHz.input_domain_conusnest_nemsio.tm06 : GDAS first guess at start of DA cycle on the 3 km CONUS nest domain
      12. nam.tHHz.input_domain_alaskanest_nemsio.tm06 : GDAS first guess at start of DA cycle on the 3 km Alaska nest domain
      13. nam.tHHz.nmm_b_restart_nemsio_anl.tm00 : Initial condition file for ops NAM 12-km forecast domain
      14. nam.tHHz.nmm_b_restart_alaskanest_nemsio_anl.tm00 : Initial condition file for ops NAM Alaska nest
      15. nam.tHHz.nmm_b_restart_conusnest_nemsio_anl.tm00 : Initial condition file for ops NAM CONUS nest
      16. nam.tHHz.nmm_b_restart_firewxnest_nemsio_anl.tm00 : Initial condition file for ops NAM Fire Weather nest
      17. nam.tHHz.nmm_b_restart_hawaiinest_nemsio_anl.tm00 : Initial condition file for ops NAM Hawaii nest
      18. nam.tHHz.nmm_b_restart_priconest_nemsio_anl.tm00 : Initial condition file for ops NAM Puerto Rico nest
      19. com2_nam_prod_nam.YYYYMMDDHH.input.tar
        • nam.tHHz.nam.boco.01.0FF.tm00 , FF=00,03,06....84: lateral boundary condition input files to NAM 84-h forecast
        • nam.tHHz.nam.boco.01.001.tmXX , XX=06/05/04/03/02/01: lateral boundary condition input files to NAM DA cycle
        • nam.tHHz.configure_file_parent.tm00 : Input NEMS-NMMB configure file for ops NAM 12 km
        • nam.tHHz.configure_file_parentonly.tm00 : Input NEMS-NMMB configure file for ops NAM 12 km 60-84 h forecast
        • nam.tHHz.configure_file_alaskanest.tm00 : Input NEMS-NMMB configure file for ops NAM Alaska nest
        • nam.tHHz.configure_file_conusnest.tm00 : Input NEMS-NMMB configure file for ops NAM CONUS nest
        • nam.tHHz.configure_file_firewxnest.tm00 : Input NEMS-NMMB configure file for ops NAM Fire Weather nest
        • nam.tHHz.configure_file_hawaiinest.tm00 : Input NEMS-NMMB configure file for ops NAM Hawaii nest
        • nam.tHHz.configure_file_priconest.tm00 : Input NEMS-NMMB configure file for ops NAM Puerto Rico nest
        • nam.tHHz.firewxnest.accum_fire* : NESDIS burned area data interpolated to NAM fire weather nest domain
        • All files related to precipitation assimilation (Stage II/IV, LSPA, precip budget files, nampcp, conusnest_nam_pcp)

  2. /NCEPPROD/2year/hpssprod/runhistory/rhYYYY/YYYYMM/YYYYMMDD (2-year archive)

    1. com2_nam_prod_nam.YYYYMMDDHH.bgdawp.tar
      • bgdawp (ops 12km NAM b-grid GRIB "master" file, all 2-d fields plus fields on pressure surfaces every 25 mb from 2-1000 mb, input file to NAM Product Generator code)
    2. com2_nam_prod_nam.YYYYMMDDHH.bgrd3d.tar
      • bgrd3d (ops NAM "native-native" grid (b-grid and model vertical levels) saved from 00-48 h only
    3. com2_nam_prod_nam.YYYYMMDDHH.grbgrd.tar
      • awiphi (grid #243, 0.4 deg lat/lon grid over North Pacific)
      • awp207 (grid #207, 95 km polar stereographic grids over Alaska)
      • awp211 (grid #211, 80 km lambert conformal grid over CONUS)
      • awp217 (grid #217, 22.5 km polar stereographic grid over Alaska)
      • awp237 (grid #237, 32 km lambert conformal grid over Puerto Rico)
      • grbgrd (grid #104, 90 km polar stereographic grid over North America)
    4. com2_nam_prod_nam.YYYYMMDDHH.alaskanest.tar (NAM Alaska nest, 0-60 h)
      • alaskanest.hiresf (Before 3/21/2017: Grid #198, 6 km polar stereographic over Alaska) ; after 3/21/2017 : Grid #91, 3 km polar stereographic over Alaska)
    5. com2_nam_prod_nam.YYYYMMDDHH.conusnest.tar (NAM CONUS nest, 0-60 h)
      • conusnest.hiresf (Before 3/21/2017: Grid #227, 5 km lambert conformal over the CONUS; after 3/21/2017 : HRRR 3 km CONUS output grid)
    6. com2_nam_prod_nam.YYYYMMDDHH.hawaiinest.tar (NAM Hawaii nest, 0-60 h)
      • hawaiinest.hiresf (Grid #196, 2.5 km mercator over Hawaii)
    7. com2_nam_prod_nam.YYYYMMDDHH.priconest.tar (NAM Puerto Rico nest, 0-60 h)
      • priconest.hiresf (Grid #194, 2.5 km mercator over Puerto Rico)
    8. com2_nam_prod_nam.YYYYMMDDHH.firewxnest.tar (NAM moveable fire weather nest, 0-36 h)
      • firewxnest.hiresf (1.333 km lambert conformal if over CONUS, 1.5 km polar stereographics if over Alaska)

  3. /NCEPPROD/1year/hpssprod/runhistory/rhYYYY/YYYYMM/YYYYMMDD (1-year archive)

    1. com2_nam_prod_nam.YYYYMMDDHH.afwacs.tar
      • afwacs (0.1 deg lat/lon grid over CONUS for AFWA)
    2. com2_nam_prod_nam.YYYYMMDDHH.afwaak.tar
      • afwaak (0.1 deg lat/lon grid over Alaska for AFWA)
    3. com2_nam_prod_nam.YYYYMMDDHH.afwahi.tar
      • afwahi (0.1 deg lat/lon grid over Hawaii for AFWA)
    4. com2_nam_prod_nam.YYYYMMDDHH.afwaca.tar
      • afwaca (0.1 deg lat/lon grid over Central America for AFWA)
    5. com2_nam_prod_nam.YYYYMMDDHH.smartconus.tar
      • NAM DNG grids for CONUS: smartconus (grid #197, 5 km Lambert Conformal), smartconus2p5 (grid #187, 2.5 km Lambert Conformal, 0-60 h only from NAM CONUS nest)
    6. com2_nam_prod_nam.YYYYMMDDHH.smartak.tar
      • NAM DNG grids for Alaska: smartak (grid #198, 6 km Polar Stereographic, smartak3 (grid #91, 3 km Polar Stereographic, 0-60 h only from NAM Alaska nest)
    7. com2_nam_prod_nam.YYYYMMDDHH.smarthi.tar
      • NAM DNG grids for Hawaii: smarthi (grid #196, 2.5 km Mercator)
    8. com2_nam_prod_nam.YYYYMMDDHH.smartpr.tar
      • NAM DNG grids for Puerto Rico: smartpr (grid #195, 2.5 km Mercator)
    9. com2_nam_prod_nam.YYYYMMDDHH.bsmart.tar
      • NAM Nest native B-grid files used as input to NAM smartinit jobs