This week we’ve added an additional NAM weather forecast to the Planet OS Datahub, which now provides API access to seven North American Mesoscale Forecast System products:
NAM dataset provides a 60-hour forecast of pressure-level fields at 1-hourly and 3-hourly time steps and covers the contiguous United States at a 5 km resolution.
Researchers use NAM as a driver for complex air pollution simulations, but it is also used by public and private meteorologists to guide near-term weather forecasts within the United States. In a hierarchy of weather forecast models, it falls between the global medium range forecast GFS and the rapid refresh model HRRR.
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