HYSPLIT Publications/Meteorological Data Information

The following references should be used if publishing a paper using the HYSPLIT model in general:

  • Stein, A.F., Draxler, R.R, Rolph, G.D., Stunder, B.J.B., Cohen, M.D., and Ngan, F., (2015). NOAA’s HYSPLIT atmospheric transport and dispersion modeling system, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 96, 2059-2077, http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-14-00110.1this link opens in a new window
  • Draxler, R.R., 1999: HYSPLIT4 user’s guide. NOAA Tech. Memo. ERL ARL-230, NOAA Air Resources Laboratory, Silver Spring, MD.
  • Draxler, R.R., and G.D. Hess, 1998: An overview of the HYSPLIT_4 modeling system of trajectories, dispersion, and deposition. Aust. Meteor. Mag.47, 295-308.
  • Draxler, R.R., and G.D. Hess, 1997: Description of the HYSPLIT_4 modeling system. NOAA Tech. Memo. ERL ARL-224, NOAA Air Resources Laboratory, Silver Spring, MD, 24 pp.

If the paper used results from the on-line READY web version of HYSPLIT, please include the following references:

HYSPLIT Online Publications

Due to copyright restrictions, some articles are not available directly on-line, but must be requested by e-mail. You will be prompted, the article file name will appear in the subject line, no additional message is necessary. For additional references to HYSPLIT papers see Google Scholarthis link opens in a new window.

Meteorological Data

The meteorological input fields used by HYSPLIT are required to be in “ARL packed” format. All gridded meteorological data available on our site are already in this form and may be FTP’d to your PC without conversion. Remember to use the binary or iget options for any data transfers.

All data meteorological available on our site on-line may be used through any Web based READY program, or with some restrictions, downloaded to your PC for computations. Data that is no longer on-line may be available from NCDC or other sources, however it cannot be placed back on-line and all computations with those data must be done locally on your own PC.

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