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The NCEP Climate Forecast System Version 2 (CFSv2)

 
Version 2 of the Climate Forecast System was developed at NCEP's Environmental Modeling Center.  It is a fully coupled model representing the interaction between the Earth's atmosphere, oceans, land and sea ice. CFS Version 2 became operational at NCEP in March 2011.

Further Information on CFSv2:

Please reference the following article when using the CFS Reanalysis (CFSR) data.

Saha, Suranjana, and Coauthors, 2010: The NCEP Climate Forecast System Reanalysis. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 91, 1015.1057. doi: 10.1175/2010BAMS3001.1

Please reference the following article when using the CFS version 2 Reforecast model or data

Saha, Suranjana and Coauthors, 2014: The NCEP Climate Forecast System Version 2.  Journal of Climate, 27, 21852208. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00823.1

For further information on CFSv2 please contact cfs@noaa.gov.