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tavgU_2d_lnd_Nx

Short name: MATUNXLND

Long name:MERRA IAU 2d land surface diagnostics

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

GRN

Vegetation greenness fraction

Fraction

LAI

Leaf area index

m2m-2

GWETROOT

Root zone soil wetness

fraction

GWETTOP

Top soil layer wetness

fraction

TPSNOW

Top snow layer temperature

K

TUNST

Surface temperature of unsaturated zone

K

TSAT

Surface temperature of saturated zone

K

TWLT

Surface temperature of wilted zone

K

PRECSNO

Surface snowfall

kg m-2s-1

PRECTOT

Total surface precipitation

kg m-2s-1

SNOMAS

Snow mass

kg m-2

SNODP

Snow depth

m

EVPSOIL

Bare soil eEvaporation

W m-2

EVPTRNS

Transpiration

W m-2

EVPINTR

Interception loss

W m-2

EVPSBLN

Sublimation

W m-2

RUNOFF

Overland runoff

kg m-2s-1

BASEFLOW

Baseflow

kg m-2s-1

SMLAND

Snowmelt

kg m-2s-1

FRUNST

Fractional unsaturated area

fraction

FRSAT

Fractional saturated area

fraction

FRSNO

Fractional snow-covered area

fraction

FRWLT

Fractional wilting area

fraction

PARDF

Surface downward PAR diffuse flux

W m-2

PARDR

Surface downward PAR beam flux

W m-2

SHLAND

Sensible heat flux from land

W m-2

LHLAND

Latent heat flux from land

W m-2

EVLAND

Evaporation from land

kg m-2s-1

LWLAND

Net downward longwave flux over land

W m-2

SWLAND

Net downward shortwave flux over land

W m-2

GHLAND

Downward heat flux at base of top soil layer

W m-2

TWLAND

Total water store in land reservoirs

kg m-2

TELAND

Energy store in all land reservoirs

J m-2

WCHANGE

Total land water change per unit time

kg m-2s-1

ECHANGE

Total land energy change per unit time

J m-2s-1

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