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2D Meteorological State, Time Averaged

Data Type

Description

Parameter (Unit)

Size/day (MB)

tavg2d_met_x

2D meteorological state, time-averaged at the surface, on a single level, or vertically integrated

  • Surface albedo (fraction)
  • Diffuse beam NIR surface albedo (fraction)
  • Dirrect beam NIR surface albedo (fraction)
  • Diffuse beam VIS surface albedo (fraction)
  • Direct beam VIS surface albedo (fraction)
  • Surface buoyancy scale (m s-2)
  • High-level (above 400 hPa) cloud fraction (fraction)
  • Low-level (1000-700 hPa) cloud fraction (fraction)
  • Mid-level (700-400 hPa) cloud fraction (fraction)
  • Total cloud fraction (fraction)
  • Displacement height (m)
  • Total rate of change in skin temperature (K s-1)
  • Evaporation from turbulence (kg m-2 s-1)
  • Fraction of lake type in grid box (fraction)
  • Fraction of land type in grid box (fraction)
  • Fraction of land ice type in grid box (fraction)
  • Fraction of ocean in grid box (fraction)
  • Vegetation greenness fraction (fraction)
  • Root zone soil wetness (fraction)
  • Top soil layer wetness (fraction)
  • Sensible heat flux (positive upward) (W m-2)
  • Leaf area index (m2 m -2)
  • Surface downward longwave flux (W m-2)
  • Net surface downward longwave flux assuming clear sky (W m-2)
  • Net surface downward longwave flux at the ground (W m-2)
  • Longwave flux emitted from surface (upward) (W m-2)
  • Surface types (0=water, 1=land, 2=ice)
  • Upward longwave flux at top of atmosphere (W m-2)
  • Upward longwave flux at top of atmosphere assuming clear sky (W m-2)
  • Surface downward photosynthetically active radiation diffuse flux (W m-2)
  • Surface downward photosynthetically active radiation beam flux (W m-2)
  • Planetary boundary layer height (m)
  • Surface precipitation flux from anvils (kg m-2 s-1)
  • Surface precipitation flux from convection (kg m-2 s-1)
  • Surface precipitation flux from large-scale (kg m-2 s-1)
  • Surface snowfall flux (kg m-2 s-1 )
  • Total surface precipitation flux (kg m-2 s-1)
  • Time averaged surface pressure (Pa)
  • Specific humidity interpolated to 10 m above the displacement height (kg kg-1)
  • Specific humidity interpolated to 2 m above the displacement height (kg kg-1)
  • Sea level pressure (Pa)
  • Snow depth (kg m-2)
  • Surface downward shortwave flux (Wm-2)
  • Net surface downward shortwave flux (Wm-2)
  • Net surface downward shortwave flux assuming clear sky (Wm-2)
  • Incident shortwave radiation at top of atmosphere (Wm-2)
  • Top of atmosphere outgoing shortwave flux (Wm-2)
  • Top of atmosphere outgoing shortwave flux assuming clear sky (Wm-2)
  • Temperature interpolated to 10 m above the displacementheight (K)
  • Temperature interpolated to 2 m above the displacementheight (K)
  • Eastward (zonal) gravity wave surface stress (N m-2)
  • Northward (meridional) gravity wave surface stress (N m-2)
  • Optical thickness of high clouds (dimensionless)
  • Optical thickness of low clouds (dimensionless)
  • Optical thickness of mid-level clouds (dimensionless)
  • Optical thickness of all clouds (dimensionless)
  • Eastward (zonal) surface wind stress (Nm-2)
  • Northward (meridional) surface wind stress (Nm-2)
  • Total column ozone (Dobson)
  • Total precipitable water (kg m-2)
  • Tropopause pressure (Pa)
  • Tropopause specific humidity(kg kg-1)
  • Tropopause temperature (K)
  • Skin temperature (K)
  • Tropopause total ozone column (Dobson)
  • Eastward (zonal) wind at 10 m above displacement height (m s-1)
  • Eastward (zonal) wind at 2 m above displacement height (m s-1)
  • Surface velocity scale (m s-1)
  • Northward (meridional) wind at 10 m above displacement height (m s-1)
  • Northward (meridional) wind at 2 m above displacementheight (m s-1)
  • Roughness length, sensible heat (m)
  • Roughness length, momentum (m)

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