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tavg1_2d_ocn_Nx

Short name: MAT1NXOCN

Long name: MERRA IAU 2d ocean surface diagnostics

Characteristics:Time averaged, single level, at native resolution

Dimensions:longitude: 540, latitude: 361

Times:                  0:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, … GMT ; monthly and seasonal also available

Variable Name

Description

Units

U10M

Eastward wind at 10 m above displacement height

m s-1

V10M

Northward wind at 10 m above the displacement height

m s-1

T10M

Temperature at 10 m above the displacement height

K

QV10M

Specific humidity at 10 m above the displacement height

kg kg-1

HFLUXWTR

Open water upward sensible heat flux

W m-2

HFLUXICE

Sea ice upward sensible heat flux

W m-2

EFLUXWTR

Open water latent heat (energy) flux

W m-2

EFLUXICE

Sea ice latent heat (energy) flux

W m-2

LWGNTWTR

Open water net downward longwave flux

W m-2 

LWGNTICE

Sea ice net downward longwave flux

W m-2 

SWGNTWTR

Open water net downward shortwave flux

W m-2 

SWGNTICE

Sea ice net downward shortwave flux

W m-2 

PRECSNOOCN

Snowfall over ocean

kg m-2 s-1

RAINOCN

Rainfall over ocean

kg m-2 s-1

TAUXWTR

Eastward component of surface stress over open water

N m-2

TAUYWTR

Northward component of surface stress over open water

N m-2

TAUXICE

Eastward component of surface stress over sea ice

N m-2

TAUYICE

Northward component of surface stress over sea ice

N m-2

FRSEAICE

Fraction of ocean covered by sea ice

 

 

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