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tavg3_2d_chm_Fx

Short name: MAT3FXCHM

Long name:MERRA IAU 2d Chem

Characteristics:Time averaged, single-level, at reduced FV resolution

Dimensions:longitude: 288, latitude: 181 (see Appendix D)

Times:1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:30, 13:30, 16:30, 19:30, 22:30 GMT

Variable Name

Description

Units

PRECANV

Surface precipitation flux from anvils

kg m-2s-1

PRECCON

Surface precipitation flux from convection

kg m-2s-1

PRECLSC

Surface precipitation flux from large-scale

kg m-2s-1

FRCLS

Fractional area of large-scale precipitation

Fraction

FRCAN

Fractional area of anvil precipitation

Fraction

FRCCN

Fractional area of convective precipitation

Fraction

PRECSNO

Surface snowfall flux

kg m-2s-1

TSRAD

Radiative skin temperature

K

QV2M

Specific humidity 2 m above displacement height

kg kg-1

T2M

Temperature 2 m above displacement height

K

U10M

Eastward wind 10 m above displacement height

mM s-1

V10M

Northward wind 10 m above the displacement height

mM s-1

PARDF

Surface downward PAR diffuse flux

W m-2

PARDR

Surface downward PAR beam flux

W m-2

NIRDF

Surface downward NIR diffuse flux

W m-2

NIRDR

Surface downward NIR beam flux

W m-2

LWGNET

Surfece net downward longwave flux

W m-2

SWGNET

Net surface downward shortwave flux

W m-2

LWGDWN

Surface downward longwave flux

W m-2

SWGDWN

Surface downward shortwave flux

W m-2

EVAP

Surface evaporation

kg m-2s-1

HFLUX

Sensible heat flux (positive upward)

W m-2

GWETROOT

Root zone soil wetness

fraction

GWETTOP

Top soil layer wetness

fraction

CLDHGH

High-level (above 400 hPa) cloud fraction

fration

CLDLOW

Low-level (1000-700 hPa) cloud fraction

fraction

CLDMID

Mid-level (700-400 hPa) cloud fraction

fraction

CLDTOT

Total cloud fraction

fraction

PBLH

Planetary boundary layer height above surface

m

PBLTOP

Pressure at PBL top

Pa

PS

Surface pressure

Pa

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