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tavgU_2d_rad_Nx

Short name: MATUNXRAD

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

TSRAD

Radiative skin temperature

K

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 outgoing shortwave flux

W m-2

SWTNTCLR

TOA outgoing shortwave flux assuming clear sky

W m-2

SWTNTCLN

TOA outgoing shortwave flux assuming clean sky

W m-2

SWTNTCLRCLN

TOA outgoing shortwave flux assuming clear clean sky

W m-2

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