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tavgU_2d_flx_Nx

Short name: MATUNXFLX

Long name: MERRA IAU 2d surface turbulent flux diagnostics

Characteristics:Time averaged, single level, at native resolution

Dimensions:longitude: 540, latitude: 361

Size/day:(509) MBytes

Size/30 years:5.6 (x.x) TBytes

Variable Name

Description

Units

EFLUX

Latent heat flux (positive upward)

W m-2

EVAP

Surface evaporation

kg m-2s-1

HFLUX

Sensible heat flux (positive upward)

W m-2

TAUX

Eastward surface wind stress

N m-2

TAUY

Northward surface wind stress

N m-2

TAUGWX

Eastward gravity wave surface stress

N m-2

TAUGWY

Northward gravity wave surface stress

N m-2

PBLH

Planetary boundary layer height

m

DISPH

Displacement height

m

BSTAR

Surface buoyancy scale

m s-1

USTAR

Surface velocity scale

m s-1

TSTAR

Surface temperature scale

K

QSTAR

Surface humidity scale

kg kg-1

RI

Surface Richardson number

nondimensional

Z0H

Roughness length, sensible heat

m

Z0M

Roughness length, momentum

m

HLML

Height of center of lowest model layer

m

TLML

Temperature of lowest model layer

K

QLML

Specific humidity of lowest model layer

kg kg-1

ULML

Eastward wind of lowest model layer

m s-1

VLML

Northward wind of lowest model layer

m s-1

RHOA

Surface air density

kg m-3

SPEED

Effective surface wind speed

m s-1

CDH

Surface exchange coefficient for heat

kg m-2s-1

CDQ

Surface exchange coefficient for moisture

kg m-2s-1

CDM

Surface exchange coefficient for momentum

kg m-2s-1

CN

Surface neutral drag coefficient

nondimensional

TSH

Effective turbulence skin temperature

K

QSH

Effective turbulence skin humidity

kg kg-1

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