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TCSP European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) V1

The TCSP European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) dataset consists of three-hour forecast/analysis data for the Tropical Cloud Systems and Processes (TCSP) field campaign, supplied by ECMWF. The TCSP field campaign was conducted from July 1 through July 27, 2005 out of the Juan Santamaria Airfield in San Jose, Costa Rica. TCSP collected data for research and documentation of cyclogenesis, the interaction of temperature, humidity, precipitation, wind, and air pressure that creates ideal birthing conditions for tropical storms, hurricanes, and related phenomena. The goal of this mission was to help better understand how hurricanes and other tropical storms are formed and intensify. The ECMWF three-hour forecast/analysis data are in a gridded binary (GRIB) format and tarred into daily files.

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