Contact Information
Name: Jae-Kyung E. Schemm
Telephone: 1-301-763-8000, x7565
Fax: 1-301-763-8125
Affiliation: CPC/NCEP/NWS/NOAA
Mailing Address: W/NP51, WWB Rm. 806
5200 Auth Road
Camp Prings, MD 20746-4304

Model Information
Model Name: NCEP SFM
Model Web Page:
Primary Citation for Model: Kanamitsu, M. and Others, 2002:
NCEP Dynamical Seasonal Forecast System 2000.
Bulletin of the Amer. Meteor. Soc.,
In press.
Model Dynamics-NumericsAnswerSpecifications
Model Equations: Hydrostatic 
Horizontal Domain and Map Projection:
Polar Stereographic true at:  
Lat-Lon window, pole of coordinate system coincident with geographic pole: onGlobal
Lat-Lon window of a rotated lat-lon coordinate system, pole rotated by:  
Horizontal Resolution: Spectral T62
Vertical Coordinate: Sigma
Vertical Levels: 28
Treatment of Gravity Wave Terms: Semi-Implicit 
Specification of lateral boundary conditions: N/A
Model Physics AnswerSpecifications
Ocean Surface Temperature: Prescribed 
Land Surface Temperature: Computed via surface heat budget 
Land Surface Moisture: Computed via surface moisture budget 
Vegetation: SIB climatology
Runoff Scheme Included?: on
Surface Layer Scheme:
Bulk Type: Value of CD is:  
Similarity Theory: onMonin-Obukov profile
Planetary Boundary Layer Scheme:
Bulk Type:
K-Type: Form of K: onNon-local
Turbulent Kinetic Energy Scheme:
Convection Scheme (Deep): Arakawa-Schubert 
Non-Convective Condensation:
According to What % Saturation Criterion?: on100%
Sundqvist Scheme:
Explicit Scheme: Please List Prognostic Variables:  
Infrared Radiation (Free Atmosphere) Code: M-D. Chou's long and short wave rediation schemes
Data Output Answer
Size of Output: 3.8 MB/time step
Format of Output: GRIB