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tavg1_2d_rad_Nx

Short name: MAT1NXRAD

Long name:MERRA IAU 2d surface and TOA radiation fluxes

Characteristics:Time averaged, single level, at native resolution

Dimensions:longitude: 540, latitude: 361

Size/day:561 () MBytes

Size/30 years:6.2 (x.x) TBytes

Variable Name

Description

Units

EMIS

Surface emissivity

fraction

TSSurface skin temperatureK

ALBEDO

Surface albedo

fraction

ALBNIRDF

Diffuse beam NIR surface albedo

fraction

ALBNIRDR

Direct beam NIR surface albedo

fraction

ALBVISDF

Diffuse beam VIS-UV surface albedo

fraction

ALBVISDR

Direct beam VIS-UV surface albedo

fraction

LWGEM

Emitted longwave at the surface

W m-2

LWGAB

Absorbed longwave at the surface

W m-2

LWGABCLR

Absorbed longwave at the surface with no clouds

W m-2

LWGABCLRCLN

Absorbed longwave at the surface with no clouds or aerosol

W m-2

LWGNT

Net downward longwave flux at the surface

W m-2

LWGNTCLR

Net downward longwave flux at the surface for cloud-free sky

W m-2

LWGNTCLRCLN

Net downward longwave flux at the surface for clear sky

W m-2

LWTUP

Upward longwave flux at top of atmosphere (TOA)

W m-2

LWTUPCLR

Upward longwave flux at TOA assuming clear sky

W m-2

LWTUPCLRCLN

Upward longwave flux at TOA assuming clear clean sky

W m-2

SWTDN

TOA incident shortwave flux

W m-2

SWGDN

Surface incident shortwave flux

W m-2

SWGDNCLR

Surface incident shortwave flux assuming clear sky

W m-2

SWGNT

Surface net downward shortwave flux

W m-2

SWGNTCLR

Surface net downward shortwave flux assuming clear sky

W m-2

SWGNTCLN

Surface net downward shortwave flux assuming clean sky

W m-2

SWGNTCLRCLN

Surface net downward shortwave flux assuming clear clean sky

W m-2

SWTNT

TOA net downward shortwave flux

W m-2

SWTNTCLR

TOA net downward shortwave flux assuming clear sky

W m-2

SWTNTCLN

TOA net downward shortwave flux assuming clean sky

W m-2

SWTNTCLRCLN

TOA net downward shortwave flux assuming clear clean sky

W m-2

TAUHGHOptical thickness of high cloudsdimensionless
TAULOWOptical thickness of low cloudsdimensionless
TAUMIDOptical thickness of mid-level cloudsdimensionless
TAUTOTOptical thickness of all cloudsdimensionless
CLDHGHHigh-level (above 400 hPa) cloud fractionfraction
CLDLOWLow-level (1000-700 hPa) cloud fractionfraction
CLDMIDMid-level (700-400 hPa) cloud fractionfraction
CLDTOTTotal cloud fractionfraction
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