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GFS global weather forecast by NCEP. Near surface parameters.

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Unit
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Storm_Surface_Runoff_surface_6_Hour_Accumulation
Storm Surface Runoff (6_Hour Accumulation) @ Ground or water surface
kg.m-2
Downward_Long-Wave_Radp_Flux_surface_3_Hour_Average
Downward Long-Wave Rad. Flux (3_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Meridional_Flux_of_Gravity_Wave_Stress_surface_144_Hour_Average
Meridional Flux of Gravity Wave Stress (144_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
N.m-2
Snow_Cover_surface_144_Hour_Average
Snow Cover (144_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
%
Minimum_temperature_height_above_ground_144_Hour_Interval
Minimum temperature (144_Hour Interval) @ Specified height level above ground
K
Clear_Sky_Upward_Solar_Flux_atmosphere_top_12_Hour_Average
Clear Sky Upward Solar Flux (12_Hour Average) @ Nominal top of the atmosphere
W.m-2
Ground_Heat_Flux_surface_6_Hour_Average
Ground Heat Flux (6_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Visible_Diffuse_Downward_Solar_Flux_surface_6_Hour_Average
Visible Diffuse Downward Solar Flux (6_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Total_cloud_cover_boundary_layer_cloud_144_Hour_Average
Total cloud cover (144_Hour Average) @ Boundary layer cloud layer
%
Pressure_high_cloud_bottom_12_Hour_Average
Pressure (12_Hour Average) @ High cloud bottom level
Pa
Clear_Sky_Downward_Solar_Flux_surface_3_Hour_Average
Clear Sky Downward Solar Flux (3_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Pressure_middle_cloud_top_12_Hour_Average
Pressure (12_Hour Average) @ Middle cloud top level
Pa
Clear_Sky_Upward_Solar_Flux_surface_6_Hour_Average
Clear Sky Upward Solar Flux (6_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Precipitation_rate_surface_144_Hour_Average
Precipitation rate (144_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
kg.m-2.s-1
Pressure_high_cloud_bottom_144_Hour_Average
Pressure (144_Hour Average) @ High cloud bottom level
Pa
Upward_Short-Wave_Radiation_Flux_surface_6_Hour_Average
Upward Short-Wave Radiation Flux (6_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Total_cloud_cover_low_cloud_3_Hour_Average
Total cloud cover (3_Hour Average) @ Low cloud layer
%
Total_cloud_cover_entire_atmosphere_single_layer_12_Hour_Average
Total cloud cover (12_Hour Average) @ Entire atmosphere layer
%
u-component_of_wind_hybrid
u-component of wind @ Hybrid level
m/s
Pressure_low_cloud_top_6_Hour_Average
Pressure (6_Hour Average) @ Low cloud top level
Pa
Pressure_convective_cloud_bottom
Pressure @ Convective cloud bottom level
Pa
Direct_Evaporation_from_Bare_Soil_surface_144_Hour_Average
Direct Evaporation from Bare Soil (144_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Near_IR_Beam_Downward_Solar_Flux_surface_144_Hour_Average
Near IR Beam Downward Solar Flux (144_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Clear_Sky_Upward_Solar_Flux_atmosphere_top_3_Hour_Average
Clear Sky Upward Solar Flux (3_Hour Average) @ Nominal top of the atmosphere
W.m-2
Sensible_heat_net_flux_surface_3_Hour_Average
Sensible heat net flux (3_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Clear_Sky_Downward_Solar_Flux_surface_6_Hour_Average
Clear Sky Downward Solar Flux (6_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Ground_Heat_Flux_surface_3_Hour_Average
Ground Heat Flux (3_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
v-component_of_wind_hybrid
v-component of wind @ Hybrid level
m/s
Storm_Surface_Runoff_surface_3_Hour_Accumulation
Storm Surface Runoff (3_Hour Accumulation) @ Ground or water surface
kg.m-2
Clear_Sky_Downward_Solar_Flux_surface_12_Hour_Average
Clear Sky Downward Solar Flux (12_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Momentum_flux_v-component_surface_6_Hour_Average
Momentum flux, v-component (6_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
N.m-2
Total_cloud_cover_high_cloud_144_Hour_Average
Total cloud cover (144_Hour Average) @ High cloud layer
%
u-component_of_wind_height_above_ground
u-component of wind @ Specified height level above ground
m/s
Total_cloud_cover_middle_cloud_3_Hour_Average
Total cloud cover (3_Hour Average) @ Middle cloud layer
%
Field_Capacity_surface
Field Capacity @ Ground or water surface
Fraction
Downward_Short-Wave_Radiation_Flux_surface_3_Hour_Average
Downward Short-Wave Radiation Flux (3_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Zonal_Flux_of_Gravity_Wave_Stress_surface_6_Hour_Average
Zonal Flux of Gravity Wave Stress (6_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
N.m-2
Pressure_low_cloud_bottom_6_Hour_Average
Pressure (6_Hour Average) @ Low cloud bottom level
Pa
Upward_Short-Wave_Radiation_Flux_surface_12_Hour_Average
Upward Short-Wave Radiation Flux (12_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Near_IR_Diffuse_Downward_Solar_Flux_surface_3_Hour_Average
Near IR Diffuse Downward Solar Flux (3_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Convective_Precipitation_Rate_surface_144_Hour_Average
Convective Precipitation Rate (144_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
kg.m-2.s-1
v-component_of_wind_height_above_ground
v-component of wind @ Specified height level above ground
m/s
Total_cloud_cover_middle_cloud_6_Hour_Average
Total cloud cover (6_Hour Average) @ Middle cloud layer
%
Water_equivalent_of_accumulated_snow_depth_surface
Water equivalent of accumulated snow depth @ Ground or water surface
kg.m-2
Momentum_flux_u-component_surface_3_Hour_Average
Momentum flux, u-component (3_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
N.m-2
Geopotential_height_surface
Geopotential height @ Ground or water surface
gpm
Pressure_high_cloud_top_6_Hour_Average
Pressure (6_Hour Average) @ High cloud top level
Pa
Snow_depth_surface
Snow depth @ Ground or water surface
m
Latent_heat_net_flux_surface_6_Hour_Average
Latent heat net flux (6_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Maximum_temperature_height_above_ground_144_Hour_Interval
Maximum temperature (144_Hour Interval) @ Specified height level above ground
K
Specific_humidity_height_above_ground
Specific humidity @ Specified height level above ground
kg/kg
Clear_Sky_Downward_Long_Wave_Flux_surface_3_Hour_Average
Clear Sky Downward Long Wave Flux (3_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Temperature_high_cloud_top_3_Hour_Average
Temperature (3_Hour Average) @ High cloud top level
K
Pressure_middle_cloud_top_144_Hour_Average
Pressure (144_Hour Average) @ Middle cloud top level
Pa
Wilting_Point_surface
Wilting Point @ Ground or water surface
Fraction
Latent_heat_net_flux_surface_3_Hour_Average
Latent heat net flux (3_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Soil_moisture_content_depth_below_surface_layer
Soil moisture content @ Depth below land surface layer
kg.m-2
Storm_Surface_Runoff_surface_144_Hour_Accumulation
Storm Surface Runoff (144_Hour Accumulation) @ Ground or water surface
kg.m-2
Sensible_heat_net_flux_surface_12_Hour_Average
Sensible heat net flux (12_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Upward_Long-Wave_Radp_Flux_surface_3_Hour_Average
Upward Long-Wave Rad. Flux (3_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Clear_Sky_Upward_Long_Wave_Flux_surface_12_Hour_Average
Clear Sky Upward Long Wave Flux (12_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Temperature_low_cloud_top_12_Hour_Average
Temperature (12_Hour Average) @ Low cloud top level
K
Clear_sky_UV-B_Downward_Solar_Flux_surface_3_Hour_Average
Clear sky UV-B Downward Solar Flux (3_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Minimum_specific_humidity_at_2m_height_above_ground_3_Hour_Interval
Minimum specific humidity at 2m (3_Hour Interval) @ Specified height level above ground
kg.kg-1
Clear_Sky_Upward_Solar_Flux_surface_3_Hour_Average
Clear Sky Upward Solar Flux (3_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Snow_Cover_surface_12_Hour_Average
Snow Cover (12_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
%
Clear_Sky_Upward_Long_Wave_Flux_atmosphere_top_6_Hour_Average
Clear Sky Upward Long Wave Flux (6_Hour Average) @ Nominal top of the atmosphere
W.m-2
Maximum_temperature_height_above_ground_12_Hour_Interval
Maximum temperature (12_Hour Interval) @ Specified height level above ground
K
Sensible_heat_net_flux_surface_144_Hour_Average
Sensible heat net flux (144_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Pressure_low_cloud_bottom_144_Hour_Average
Pressure (144_Hour Average) @ Low cloud bottom level
Pa
Surface_roughness_surface
Surface roughness @ Ground or water surface
m
Momentum_flux_u-component_surface_144_Hour_Average
Momentum flux, u-component (144_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
N.m-2
Sublimation_evaporation_from_snow_surface_6_Hour_Average
Sublimation (evaporation from snow) (6_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Temperature_depth_below_surface_layer
Temperature @ Depth below land surface layer
K
Direct_Evaporation_from_Bare_Soil_surface_3_Hour_Average
Direct Evaporation from Bare Soil (3_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Upward_Long-Wave_Radp_Flux_surface_12_Hour_Average
Upward Long-Wave Rad. Flux (12_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Total_cloud_cover_low_cloud_144_Hour_Average
Total cloud cover (144_Hour Average) @ Low cloud layer
%
Temperature_low_cloud_top_144_Hour_Average
Temperature (144_Hour Average) @ Low cloud top level
K
Pressure_high_cloud_top_12_Hour_Average
Pressure (12_Hour Average) @ High cloud top level
Pa
Canopy_water_evaporation_surface_144_Hour_Average
Canopy water evaporation (144_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Upward_Long-Wave_Radp_Flux_atmosphere_top_6_Hour_Average
Upward Long-Wave Rad. Flux (6_Hour Average) @ Nominal top of the atmosphere
W.m-2
Canopy_water_evaporation_surface_3_Hour_Average
Canopy water evaporation (3_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Exchange_Coefficient_surface
Exchange Coefficient @ Ground or water surface
(kg.m-3).(m.s-1)
Ice_thickness_surface
Ice thickness @ Ground or water surface
m
Temperature_middle_cloud_top_6_Hour_Average
Temperature (6_Hour Average) @ Middle cloud top level
K
Downward_Short-Wave_Radiation_Flux_atmosphere_top_12_Hour_Average
Downward Short-Wave Radiation Flux (12_Hour Average) @ Nominal top of the atmosphere
W.m-2
Specific_humidity_hybrid
Specific humidity @ Hybrid level
kg/kg
Frictional_Velocity_surface
Frictional Velocity @ Ground or water surface
m.s-1
Total_cloud_cover_high_cloud_6_Hour_Average
Total cloud cover (6_Hour Average) @ High cloud layer
%
Cloud_Work_Function_entire_atmosphere_single_layer_3_Hour_Average
Cloud Work Function (3_Hour Average) @ Entire atmosphere layer
J.kg-1
Canopy_water_evaporation_surface_12_Hour_Average
Canopy water evaporation (12_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Total_cloud_cover_boundary_layer_cloud_6_Hour_Average
Total cloud cover (6_Hour Average) @ Boundary layer cloud layer
%
Clear_Sky_Upward_Long_Wave_Flux_surface_144_Hour_Average
Clear Sky Upward Long Wave Flux (144_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Potential_Evaporation_Rate_surface_12_Hour_Average
Potential Evaporation Rate (12_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Pressure_low_cloud_bottom_3_Hour_Average
Pressure (3_Hour Average) @ Low cloud bottom level
Pa
Percent_of_Frozen_Precipitation_surface
Percent of Frozen Precipitation @ Ground or water surface
%
Pressure_convective_cloud_top
Pressure @ Convective cloud top level
Pa
Vegetation_surface
Vegetation @ Ground or water surface
%
Sublimation_evaporation_from_snow_surface_3_Hour_Average
Sublimation (evaporation from snow) (3_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Upward_Long-Wave_Radp_Flux_atmosphere_top_3_Hour_Average
Upward Long-Wave Rad. Flux (3_Hour Average) @ Nominal top of the atmosphere
W.m-2
Precipitation_rate_surface_3_Hour_Average
Precipitation rate (3_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
kg.m-2.s-1
Snow_Phase_Change_Heat_Flux_surface_6_Hour_Average
Snow Phase Change Heat Flux (6_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Total_cloud_cover_low_cloud_6_Hour_Average
Total cloud cover (6_Hour Average) @ Low cloud layer
%
Visible_Diffuse_Downward_Solar_Flux_surface_3_Hour_Average
Visible Diffuse Downward Solar Flux (3_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Upward_Short-Wave_Radiation_Flux_atmosphere_top_12_Hour_Average
Upward Short-Wave Radiation Flux (12_Hour Average) @ Nominal top of the atmosphere
W.m-2
Pressure_low_cloud_top_12_Hour_Average
Pressure (12_Hour Average) @ Low cloud top level
Pa
Minimum_temperature_height_above_ground_3_Hour_Interval
Minimum temperature (3_Hour Interval) @ Specified height level above ground
K
Pressure_high_cloud_top_3_Hour_Average
Pressure (3_Hour Average) @ High cloud top level
Pa
Snow_Cover_surface_6_Hour_Average
Snow Cover (6_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
%
Downward_Long-Wave_Radp_Flux_surface_144_Hour_Average
Downward Long-Wave Rad. Flux (144_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Meridional_Flux_of_Gravity_Wave_Stress_surface_3_Hour_Average
Meridional Flux of Gravity Wave Stress (3_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
N.m-2
Total_cloud_cover_low_cloud_12_Hour_Average
Total cloud cover (12_Hour Average) @ Low cloud layer
%
Zonal_Flux_of_Gravity_Wave_Stress_surface_3_Hour_Average
Zonal Flux of Gravity Wave Stress (3_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
N.m-2
Clear_Sky_Upward_Long_Wave_Flux_atmosphere_top_12_Hour_Average
Clear Sky Upward Long Wave Flux (12_Hour Average) @ Nominal top of the atmosphere
W.m-2
Near_IR_Beam_Downward_Solar_Flux_surface_3_Hour_Average
Near IR Beam Downward Solar Flux (3_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Downward_Short-Wave_Radiation_Flux_surface_6_Hour_Average
Downward Short-Wave Radiation Flux (6_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Pressure_middle_cloud_bottom_3_Hour_Average
Pressure (3_Hour Average) @ Middle cloud bottom level
Pa
Zonal_Flux_of_Gravity_Wave_Stress_surface_144_Hour_Average
Zonal Flux of Gravity Wave Stress (144_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
N.m-2
Pressure_surface
Pressure @ Ground or water surface
Pa
Cloud_Work_Function_entire_atmosphere_single_layer_6_Hour_Average
Cloud Work Function (6_Hour Average) @ Entire atmosphere layer
J.kg-1
Maximum_specific_humidity_at_2m_height_above_ground_6_Hour_Interval
Maximum specific humidity at 2m (6_Hour Interval) @ Specified height level above ground
kg.kg-1
Temperature_middle_cloud_top_3_Hour_Average
Temperature (3_Hour Average) @ Middle cloud top level
K
Albedo_surface_6_Hour_Average
Albedo (6_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
%
Transpiration_surface_144_Hour_Average
Transpiration (144_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Sunshine_Duration_surface_144_Hour_Accumulation
Sunshine Duration (144_Hour Accumulation) @ Ground or water surface
s
Clear_sky_UV-B_Downward_Solar_Flux_surface_144_Hour_Average
Clear sky UV-B Downward Solar Flux (144_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Temperature_high_cloud_top_144_Hour_Average
Temperature (144_Hour Average) @ High cloud top level
K
Ground_Heat_Flux_surface_144_Hour_Average
Ground Heat Flux (144_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Cloud_Work_Function_entire_atmosphere_single_layer_144_Hour_Average
Cloud Work Function (144_Hour Average) @ Entire atmosphere layer
J.kg-1
Near_IR_Beam_Downward_Solar_Flux_surface_6_Hour_Average
Near IR Beam Downward Solar Flux (6_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Potential_Evaporation_Rate_surface_3_Hour_Average
Potential Evaporation Rate (3_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Pressure_low_cloud_bottom_12_Hour_Average
Pressure (12_Hour Average) @ Low cloud bottom level
Pa
Latent_heat_net_flux_surface_144_Hour_Average
Latent heat net flux (144_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Clear_Sky_Downward_Long_Wave_Flux_surface_144_Hour_Average
Clear Sky Downward Long Wave Flux (144_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Pressure_high_cloud_bottom_3_Hour_Average
Pressure (3_Hour Average) @ High cloud bottom level
Pa
Clear_Sky_Upward_Long_Wave_Flux_atmosphere_top_144_Hour_Average
Clear Sky Upward Long Wave Flux (144_Hour Average) @ Nominal top of the atmosphere
W.m-2
Sunshine_Duration_surface_3_Hour_Accumulation
Sunshine Duration (3_Hour Accumulation) @ Ground or water surface
s
Temperature_surface
Temperature @ Ground or water surface
K
Sublimation_evaporation_from_snow_surface_144_Hour_Average
Sublimation (evaporation from snow) (144_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Albedo_surface_144_Hour_Average
Albedo (144_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
%
Pressure_middle_cloud_bottom_6_Hour_Average
Pressure (6_Hour Average) @ Middle cloud bottom level
Pa
Downward_Short-Wave_Radiation_Flux_surface_12_Hour_Average
Downward Short-Wave Radiation Flux (12_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Storm_Surface_Runoff_surface_12_Hour_Accumulation
Storm Surface Runoff (12_Hour Accumulation) @ Ground or water surface
kg.m-2
Maximum_temperature_height_above_ground_3_Hour_Interval
Maximum temperature (3_Hour Interval) @ Specified height level above ground
K
Downward_Long-Wave_Radp_Flux_surface
Downward Long-Wave Rad. Flux @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Transpiration_surface_3_Hour_Average
Transpiration (3_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Maximum_specific_humidity_at_2m_height_above_ground_3_Hour_Interval
Maximum specific humidity at 2m (3_Hour Interval) @ Specified height level above ground
kg.kg-1
Upward_Short-Wave_Radiation_Flux_atmosphere_top_144_Hour_Average
Upward Short-Wave Radiation Flux (144_Hour Average) @ Nominal top of the atmosphere
W.m-2
Pressure_low_cloud_top_3_Hour_Average
Pressure (3_Hour Average) @ Low cloud top level
Pa
Upward_Long-Wave_Radp_Flux_atmosphere_top_12_Hour_Average
Upward Long-Wave Rad. Flux (12_Hour Average) @ Nominal top of the atmosphere
W.m-2
Sublimation_evaporation_from_snow_surface_12_Hour_Average
Sublimation (evaporation from snow) (12_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Categorical_Rain_surface
Categorical Rain @ Ground or water surface
Code.table.4.222
Pressure_high_cloud_top_144_Hour_Average
Pressure (144_Hour Average) @ High cloud top level
Pa
Downward_Short-Wave_Radiation_Flux_atmosphere_top_144_Hour_Average
Downward Short-Wave Radiation Flux (144_Hour Average) @ Nominal top of the atmosphere
W.m-2
Maximum_specific_humidity_at_2m_height_above_ground_144_Hour_Interval
Maximum specific humidity at 2m (144_Hour Interval) @ Specified height level above ground
kg.kg-1
Ground_Heat_Flux_surface
Ground Heat Flux @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Pressure_middle_cloud_bottom_12_Hour_Average
Pressure (12_Hour Average) @ Middle cloud bottom level
Pa
Downward_Long-Wave_Radp_Flux_surface_12_Hour_Average
Downward Long-Wave Rad. Flux (12_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Minimum_specific_humidity_at_2m_height_above_ground_12_Hour_Interval
Minimum specific humidity at 2m (12_Hour Interval) @ Specified height level above ground
kg.kg-1
UV-B_Downward_Solar_Flux_surface_6_Hour_Average
UV-B Downward Solar Flux (6_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Ground_Heat_Flux_surface_12_Hour_Average
Ground Heat Flux (12_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Ice_cover_surface
Ice cover @ Ground or water surface
Upward_Short-Wave_Radiation_Flux_atmosphere_top_6_Hour_Average
Upward Short-Wave Radiation Flux (6_Hour Average) @ Nominal top of the atmosphere
W.m-2
Clear_Sky_Upward_Long_Wave_Flux_atmosphere_top_3_Hour_Average
Clear Sky Upward Long Wave Flux (3_Hour Average) @ Nominal top of the atmosphere
W.m-2
Total_cloud_cover_entire_atmosphere_single_layer_144_Hour_Average
Total cloud cover (144_Hour Average) @ Entire atmosphere layer
%
Total_cloud_cover_middle_cloud_144_Hour_Average
Total cloud cover (144_Hour Average) @ Middle cloud layer
%
Pressure_low_cloud_top_144_Hour_Average
Pressure (144_Hour Average) @ Low cloud top level
Pa
Temperature_middle_cloud_top_12_Hour_Average
Temperature (12_Hour Average) @ Middle cloud top level
K
Clear_sky_UV-B_Downward_Solar_Flux_surface_6_Hour_Average
Clear sky UV-B Downward Solar Flux (6_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Total_cloud_cover_entire_atmosphere_single_layer_6_Hour_Average
Total cloud cover (6_Hour Average) @ Entire atmosphere layer
%
Convective_Precipitation_Rate_surface_6_Hour_Average
Convective Precipitation Rate (6_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
kg.m-2.s-1
UV-B_Downward_Solar_Flux_surface_3_Hour_Average
UV-B Downward Solar Flux (3_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Potential_Evaporation_Rate_surface_6_Hour_Average
Potential Evaporation Rate (6_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Pressure_middle_cloud_top_6_Hour_Average
Pressure (6_Hour Average) @ Middle cloud top level
Pa
Clear_Sky_Upward_Solar_Flux_atmosphere_top_144_Hour_Average
Clear Sky Upward Solar Flux (144_Hour Average) @ Nominal top of the atmosphere
W.m-2
Sunshine_Duration_surface_6_Hour_Accumulation
Sunshine Duration (6_Hour Accumulation) @ Ground or water surface
s
Albedo_surface_3_Hour_Average
Albedo (3_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
%
Potential_Evaporation_Rate_surface
Potential Evaporation Rate @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Temperature_high_cloud_top_12_Hour_Average
Temperature (12_Hour Average) @ High cloud top level
K
Potential_Evaporation_Rate_surface_144_Hour_Average
Potential Evaporation Rate (144_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Near_IR_Diffuse_Downward_Solar_Flux_surface_12_Hour_Average
Near IR Diffuse Downward Solar Flux (12_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Maximum_temperature_height_above_ground_6_Hour_Interval
Maximum temperature (6_Hour Interval) @ Specified height level above ground
K
Upward_Short-Wave_Radiation_Flux_surface_144_Hour_Average
Upward Short-Wave Radiation Flux (144_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Total_cloud_cover_middle_cloud_12_Hour_Average
Total cloud cover (12_Hour Average) @ Middle cloud layer
%
Transpiration_surface_12_Hour_Average
Transpiration (12_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Latent_heat_net_flux_surface
Latent heat net flux @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Temperature_hybrid
Temperature @ Hybrid level
K
Visible_Diffuse_Downward_Solar_Flux_surface_144_Hour_Average
Visible Diffuse Downward Solar Flux (144_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Latent_heat_net_flux_surface_12_Hour_Average
Latent heat net flux (12_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Water_runoff_surface_144_Hour_Accumulation
Water runoff (144_Hour Accumulation) @ Ground or water surface
kg.m-2
Convective_Precipitation_Rate_surface_12_Hour_Average
Convective Precipitation Rate (12_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
kg.m-2.s-1
Downward_Short-Wave_Radiation_Flux_surface
Downward Short-Wave Radiation Flux @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Clear_Sky_Upward_Solar_Flux_surface_12_Hour_Average
Clear Sky Upward Solar Flux (12_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Sensible_heat_net_flux_surface_6_Hour_Average
Sensible heat net flux (6_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Downward_Short-Wave_Radiation_Flux_atmosphere_top_3_Hour_Average
Downward Short-Wave Radiation Flux (3_Hour Average) @ Nominal top of the atmosphere
W.m-2
Plant_Canopy_Surface_Water_surface
Plant Canopy Surface Water @ Ground or water surface
kg.m-2
Visible_Beam_Downward_Solar_Flux_surface_144_Hour_Average
Visible Beam Downward Solar Flux (144_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Pressure_middle_cloud_top_3_Hour_Average
Pressure (3_Hour Average) @ Middle cloud top level
Pa
Clear_sky_UV-B_Downward_Solar_Flux_surface_12_Hour_Average
Clear sky UV-B Downward Solar Flux (12_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Total_cloud_cover_entire_atmosphere_single_layer_3_Hour_Average
Total cloud cover (3_Hour Average) @ Entire atmosphere layer
%
Pressure_high_cloud_bottom_6_Hour_Average
Pressure (6_Hour Average) @ High cloud bottom level
Pa
Clear_Sky_Upward_Solar_Flux_surface_144_Hour_Average
Clear Sky Upward Solar Flux (144_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Minimum_specific_humidity_at_2m_height_above_ground_6_Hour_Interval
Minimum specific humidity at 2m (6_Hour Interval) @ Specified height level above ground
kg.kg-1
Water_runoff_surface_12_Hour_Accumulation
Water runoff (12_Hour Accumulation) @ Ground or water surface
kg.m-2
Soil_type_surface
Soil type @ Ground or water surface
(Code.table.4.213)
Clear_Sky_Downward_Long_Wave_Flux_surface_12_Hour_Average
Clear Sky Downward Long Wave Flux (12_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Upward_Long-Wave_Radp_Flux_atmosphere_top_144_Hour_Average
Upward Long-Wave Rad. Flux (144_Hour Average) @ Nominal top of the atmosphere
W.m-2
Zonal_Flux_of_Gravity_Wave_Stress_surface_12_Hour_Average
Zonal Flux of Gravity Wave Stress (12_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
N.m-2
Temperature_height_above_ground
Temperature @ Specified height level above ground
K
Momentum_flux_v-component_surface_3_Hour_Average
Momentum flux, v-component (3_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
N.m-2
Downward_Short-Wave_Radiation_Flux_atmosphere_top_6_Hour_Average
Downward Short-Wave Radiation Flux (6_Hour Average) @ Nominal top of the atmosphere
W.m-2
Upward_Long-Wave_Radp_Flux_surface_144_Hour_Average
Upward Long-Wave Rad. Flux (144_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Land_cover_0__sea_1__land_surface
Land cover (0 = sea, 1 = land) @ Ground or water surface
Total_cloud_cover_boundary_layer_cloud_3_Hour_Average
Total cloud cover (3_Hour Average) @ Boundary layer cloud layer
%
Snow_Phase_Change_Heat_Flux_surface_3_Hour_Average
Snow Phase Change Heat Flux (3_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Visible_Beam_Downward_Solar_Flux_surface_3_Hour_Average
Visible Beam Downward Solar Flux (3_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Upward_Long-Wave_Radp_Flux_surface_6_Hour_Average
Upward Long-Wave Rad. Flux (6_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Pressure_middle_cloud_bottom_144_Hour_Average
Pressure (144_Hour Average) @ Middle cloud bottom level
Pa
Aerodynamic_conductance_surface
Aerodynamic conductance @ Ground or water surface
m.s-1
Clear_Sky_Upward_Long_Wave_Flux_surface_6_Hour_Average
Clear Sky Upward Long Wave Flux (6_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Near_IR_Beam_Downward_Solar_Flux_surface_12_Hour_Average
Near IR Beam Downward Solar Flux (12_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Clear_Sky_Downward_Solar_Flux_surface_144_Hour_Average
Clear Sky Downward Solar Flux (144_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Total_cloud_cover_high_cloud_3_Hour_Average
Total cloud cover (3_Hour Average) @ High cloud layer
%
Visible_Beam_Downward_Solar_Flux_surface_12_Hour_Average
Visible Beam Downward Solar Flux (12_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Upward_Short-Wave_Radiation_Flux_surface_3_Hour_Average
Upward Short-Wave Radiation Flux (3_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
UV-B_Downward_Solar_Flux_surface_144_Hour_Average
UV-B Downward Solar Flux (144_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Volumetric_Soil_Moisture_Content_depth_below_surface_layer
Volumetric Soil Moisture Content @ Depth below land surface layer
Fraction
Clear_Sky_Upward_Long_Wave_Flux_surface_3_Hour_Average
Clear Sky Upward Long Wave Flux (3_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Momentum_flux_v-component_surface_12_Hour_Average
Momentum flux, v-component (12_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
N.m-2
Temperature_height_above_ground
Temperature @ Specified height level above ground
K
Temperature_middle_cloud_top_144_Hour_Average
Temperature (144_Hour Average) @ Middle cloud top level
K
Total_cloud_cover_high_cloud_12_Hour_Average
Total cloud cover (12_Hour Average) @ High cloud layer
%
Water_runoff_surface_3_Hour_Accumulation
Water runoff (3_Hour Accumulation) @ Ground or water surface
kg.m-2
Near_IR_Diffuse_Downward_Solar_Flux_surface_6_Hour_Average
Near IR Diffuse Downward Solar Flux (6_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Momentum_flux_u-component_surface_12_Hour_Average
Momentum flux, u-component (12_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
N.m-2
Upward_Long-Wave_Radp_Flux_surface
Upward Long-Wave Rad. Flux @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Total_cloud_cover_convective_cloud
Total cloud cover @ Convective cloud layer
%
Meridional_Flux_of_Gravity_Wave_Stress_surface_6_Hour_Average
Meridional Flux of Gravity Wave Stress (6_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
N.m-2
Clear_Sky_Downward_Long_Wave_Flux_surface_6_Hour_Average
Clear Sky Downward Long Wave Flux (6_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Direct_Evaporation_from_Bare_Soil_surface_12_Hour_Average
Direct Evaporation from Bare Soil (12_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Transpiration_surface_6_Hour_Average
Transpiration (6_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Liquid_Volumetric_Soil_Moisture_non_Frozen_depth_below_surface_layer
Liquid Volumetric Soil Moisture (non Frozen) @ Depth below land surface layer
Proportion
Snow_Cover_surface_3_Hour_Average
Snow Cover (3_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
%
Precipitation_rate_surface_12_Hour_Average
Precipitation rate (12_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
kg.m-2.s-1
Momentum_flux_v-component_surface_144_Hour_Average
Momentum flux, v-component (144_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
N.m-2
Clear_Sky_Upward_Solar_Flux_atmosphere_top_6_Hour_Average
Clear Sky Upward Solar Flux (6_Hour Average) @ Nominal top of the atmosphere
W.m-2
Albedo_surface_12_Hour_Average
Albedo (12_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
%
Visible_Diffuse_Downward_Solar_Flux_surface_12_Hour_Average
Visible Diffuse Downward Solar Flux (12_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Near_IR_Diffuse_Downward_Solar_Flux_surface_144_Hour_Average
Near IR Diffuse Downward Solar Flux (144_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Visible_Beam_Downward_Solar_Flux_surface_6_Hour_Average
Visible Beam Downward Solar Flux (6_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Snow_Phase_Change_Heat_Flux_surface_12_Hour_Average
Snow Phase Change Heat Flux (12_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Temperature_low_cloud_top_6_Hour_Average
Temperature (6_Hour Average) @ Low cloud top level
K
Momentum_flux_u-component_surface_6_Hour_Average
Momentum flux, u-component (6_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
N.m-2
Temperature_high_cloud_top_6_Hour_Average
Temperature (6_Hour Average) @ High cloud top level
K
Precipitable_water_entire_atmosphere_single_layer
Precipitable water @ Entire atmosphere layer
kg.m-2
Minimum_temperature_height_above_ground_6_Hour_Interval
Minimum temperature (6_Hour Interval) @ Specified height level above ground
K
Vegetation_Type_surface
Vegetation Type @ Ground or water surface
Integer.(0-13)
Downward_Long-Wave_Radp_Flux_surface_6_Hour_Average
Downward Long-Wave Rad. Flux (6_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Total_cloud_cover_boundary_layer_cloud_12_Hour_Average
Total cloud cover (12_Hour Average) @ Boundary layer cloud layer
%
Sunshine_Duration_surface_12_Hour_Accumulation
Sunshine Duration (12_Hour Accumulation) @ Ground or water surface
s
Cloud_Work_Function_entire_atmosphere_single_layer_12_Hour_Average
Cloud Work Function (12_Hour Average) @ Entire atmosphere layer
J.kg-1
Maximum_specific_humidity_at_2m_height_above_ground_12_Hour_Interval
Maximum specific humidity at 2m (12_Hour Interval) @ Specified height level above ground
kg.kg-1
Direct_Evaporation_from_Bare_Soil_surface_6_Hour_Average
Direct Evaporation from Bare Soil (6_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Downward_Short-Wave_Radiation_Flux_surface_144_Hour_Average
Downward Short-Wave Radiation Flux (144_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Meridional_Flux_of_Gravity_Wave_Stress_surface_12_Hour_Average
Meridional Flux of Gravity Wave Stress (12_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
N.m-2
Upward_Short-Wave_Radiation_Flux_surface
Upward Short-Wave Radiation Flux @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Snow_Phase_Change_Heat_Flux_surface_144_Hour_Average
Snow Phase Change Heat Flux (144_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Planetary_Boundary_Layer_Height_surface
Planetary Boundary Layer Height @ Ground or water surface
m
Minimum_specific_humidity_at_2m_height_above_ground_144_Hour_Interval
Minimum specific humidity at 2m (144_Hour Interval) @ Specified height level above ground
kg.kg-1
Temperature_low_cloud_top_3_Hour_Average
Temperature (3_Hour Average) @ Low cloud top level
K
Water_runoff_surface_6_Hour_Accumulation
Water runoff (6_Hour Accumulation) @ Ground or water surface
kg.m-2
Geopotential_height_hybrid
Geopotential height @ Hybrid level
gpm
Upward_Short-Wave_Radiation_Flux_atmosphere_top_3_Hour_Average
Upward Short-Wave Radiation Flux (3_Hour Average) @ Nominal top of the atmosphere
W.m-2
Minimum_temperature_height_above_ground_12_Hour_Interval
Minimum temperature (12_Hour Interval) @ Specified height level above ground
K
Surface_Slope_Type_surface
Surface Slope Type @ Ground or water surface
Index
UV-B_Downward_Solar_Flux_surface_12_Hour_Average
UV-B Downward Solar Flux (12_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Convective_Precipitation_Rate_surface_3_Hour_Average
Convective Precipitation Rate (3_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
kg.m-2.s-1
Canopy_water_evaporation_surface_6_Hour_Average
Canopy water evaporation (6_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Precipitation_rate_surface_6_Hour_Average
Precipitation rate (6_Hour Average) @ Ground or water surface
kg.m-2.s-1
Sensible_heat_net_flux_surface
Sensible heat net flux @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Dimension
Long name
Unit
reftime
GRIB reference time
microseconds since 1970-01-01 00:00:00
depth_below_surface_layer1
Depth below land surface
m
height_above_ground1
Specified height level above ground
m
depth_below_surface_layer
Depth below land surface
m
height_above_ground
Specified height level above ground
m
lat
degrees_north
hybrid
Hybrid level
sigma
lon
longitude
degrees_east
time1
GRIB forecast or observation time
microseconds since 1970-01-01 00:00:00
time
GRIB forecast or observation time
microseconds since 1970-01-01 00:00:00