Did anyone else archive EDAS data prior to 1997?
The NOAA/OGP-sponsored GAPP/GCIP project of NCEP/EMC, in partnership with GAPP/GCIP initiatives at NCAR, began archiving Eta/EDAS fields at NCAR in April 1995, and continue daily to present realtime. Between April 1995 and Sep 1996 there are a steadily decreasing number of holes in this archive. From October 1996 onward, the holes are rather rare we believe.
The archive is in the form AWIP Grid 212, which is a 40-km Lambert Conformal
grid extending from roughly 20 N to 60 N latitude. A depiction of the
domain of Grid 212 is given by the solid online in the graphic depicted at
the following site:
Discussions of what the Grid 212 Eta/EDAS archive at NCAR contains is given
at links 3-11 at this site:
Ken Mitchell (NOAA NCEP)