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A guide document which includes more information about this data set can be found at http://daac.ornl.gov/boreas/STAFF/ecmwf/comp/ECMWF.txt.
ORNL DAAC maintains information on the entire BOREAS Project.
BOREAS Staff Science. 2000. BOREAS ECMWF 6-Hour Analysis and Forecast ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.
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