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GFS global weather forecast by NCEP. Near surface parameters.

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Long name
Unit
API Query
Potential_Evaporation_Rate_surface
Potential Evaporation Rate @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Total_cloud_cover_boundary_layer_cloud_Mixed_intervals_Average
Total cloud cover (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Boundary layer cloud layer
%
Near_IR_Diffuse_Downward_Solar_Flux_surface_Mixed_intervals_Average
Near IR Diffuse Downward Solar Flux (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Frictional_Velocity_surface
Frictional Velocity @ Ground or water surface
m.s-1
Downward_Short-Wave_Radiation_Flux_atmosphere_top_Mixed_intervals_Average
Downward Short-Wave Radiation Flux (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Nominal top of the atmosphere
W.m-2
Sunshine_Duration_surface
Sunshine Duration @ Ground or water surface
s
Clear_Sky_Downward_Long_Wave_Flux_surface_Mixed_intervals_Average
Clear Sky Downward Long Wave Flux (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Pressure_high_cloud_top_Mixed_intervals_Average
Pressure (Mixed_intervals Average) @ High cloud top level
Pa
Temperature_hybrid
Temperature @ Hybrid level
K
Temperature_surface
Temperature @ Ground or water surface
K
Maximum_temperature_height_above_ground_Mixed_intervals_Maximum
Maximum temperature (Mixed_intervals Maximum) @ Specified height level above ground
K
Total_cloud_cover_convective_cloud
Total cloud cover @ Convective cloud layer
%
Field_Capacity_surface
Field Capacity @ Ground or water surface
Fraction
Upward_Short-Wave_Radiation_Flux_atmosphere_top_Mixed_intervals_Average
Upward Short-Wave Radiation Flux (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Nominal top of the atmosphere
W.m-2
Snow_cover_surface_Mixed_intervals_Average
Snow cover (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Ground or water surface
%
Snow_depth_surface
Snow depth @ Ground or water surface
m
Vegetation_surface
Vegetation @ Ground or water surface
%
Clear_Sky_Upward_Long_Wave_Flux_atmosphere_top_Mixed_intervals_Average
Clear Sky Upward Long Wave Flux (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Nominal top of the atmosphere
W.m-2
Upward_Long-Wave_Radp_Flux_atmosphere_top_Mixed_intervals_Average
Upward Long-Wave Rad. Flux (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Nominal top of the atmosphere
W.m-2
High_cloud_cover_high_cloud_Mixed_intervals_Average
High cloud cover (Mixed_intervals Average) @ High cloud layer
%
Maximum_specific_humidity_at_2m_height_above_ground_Mixed_intervals_Maximum
Maximum specific humidity at 2m (Mixed_intervals Maximum) @ Specified height level above ground
kg.kg-1
Convective_Precipitation_Rate_surface_Mixed_intervals_Average
Convective Precipitation Rate (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Ground or water surface
kg.m-2.s-1
Ice_thickness_surface
Ice thickness @ Ground or water surface
m
Exchange_Coefficient_surface
Exchange Coefficient @ Ground or water surface
(kg.m-3).(m.s-1)
Pressure_middle_cloud_bottom_Mixed_intervals_Average
Pressure (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Middle cloud bottom level
Pa
Medium_cloud_cover_middle_cloud_Mixed_intervals_Average
Medium cloud cover (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Middle cloud layer
%
Volumetric_Soil_Moisture_Content_depth_below_surface_layer
Volumetric Soil Moisture Content @ Depth below land surface layer
Fraction
Downward_Long-Wave_Radp_Flux_surface_Mixed_intervals_Average
Downward Long-Wave Rad. Flux (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Per_cent_frozen_precipitation_surface
Per cent frozen precipitation @ Ground or water surface
%
Meridional_Flux_of_Gravity_Wave_Stress_surface_Mixed_intervals_Average
Meridional Flux of Gravity Wave Stress (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Ground or water surface
N.m-2
Storm_Surface_Runoff_surface_Mixed_intervals_Accumulation
Storm Surface Runoff (Mixed_intervals Accumulation) @ Ground or water surface
kg.m-2
Temperature_middle_cloud_top_Mixed_intervals_Average
Temperature (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Middle cloud top level
K
Clear_sky_UV-B_Downward_Solar_Flux_surface_Mixed_intervals_Average
Clear sky UV-B Downward Solar Flux (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Momentum_flux_v-component_surface_Mixed_intervals_Average
Momentum flux, v-component (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Ground or water surface
N.m-2
Near_IR_Beam_Downward_Solar_Flux_surface_Mixed_intervals_Average
Near IR Beam Downward Solar Flux (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Cloud_Work_Function_entire_atmosphere_single_layer_Mixed_intervals_Average
Cloud Work Function (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Entire atmosphere layer
J.kg-1
Snow_phase_change_heat_flux_surface_Mixed_intervals_Average
Snow phase change heat flux (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Pressure_low_cloud_top_Mixed_intervals_Average
Pressure (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Low cloud top level
Pa
Temperature_low_cloud_top_Mixed_intervals_Average
Temperature (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Low cloud top level
K
Clear_Sky_Upward_Solar_Flux_surface_Mixed_intervals_Average
Clear Sky Upward Solar Flux (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Wilting_Point_surface
Wilting Point @ Ground or water surface
Fraction
Ground_Heat_Flux_surface_Mixed_intervals_Average
Ground Heat Flux (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Geopotential_height_surface
Geopotential height @ Ground or water surface
gpm
Downward_Short-Wave_Radiation_Flux_surface
Downward Short-Wave Radiation Flux @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Minimum_temperature_height_above_ground_Mixed_intervals_Minimum
Minimum temperature (Mixed_intervals Minimum) @ Specified height level above ground
K
Liquid_Volumetric_Soil_Moisture_non_Frozen_depth_below_surface_layer
Liquid Volumetric Soil Moisture (non Frozen) @ Depth below land surface layer
Sublimation_evaporation_from_snow_surface_Mixed_intervals_Average
Sublimation (evaporation from snow) (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Surface_Slope_Type_surface
Surface Slope Type @ Ground or water surface
Index
Pressure_surface
Pressure @ Ground or water surface
Pa
Soil_type_surface
Soil type @ Ground or water surface
(Code table 4.213)
Ground_Heat_Flux_surface
Ground Heat Flux @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Temperature_height_above_ground
Temperature @ Specified height level above ground
K
Clear_Sky_Downward_Solar_Flux_surface_Mixed_intervals_Average
Clear Sky Downward Solar Flux (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Specific_humidity_height_above_ground
Specific humidity @ Specified height level above ground
kg/kg
Water_equivalent_of_accumulated_snow_depth_surface
Water equivalent of accumulated snow depth @ Ground or water surface
kg.m-2
Minimum_specific_humidity_at_2m_height_above_ground_Mixed_intervals_Minimum
Minimum specific humidity at 2m (Mixed_intervals Minimum) @ Specified height level above ground
kg.kg-1
Precipitation_rate_surface_Mixed_intervals_Average
Precipitation rate (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Ground or water surface
kg.m-2.s-1
Upward_Short-Wave_Radiation_Flux_surface
Upward Short-Wave Radiation Flux @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Zonal_Flux_of_Gravity_Wave_Stress_surface_Mixed_intervals_Average
Zonal Flux of Gravity Wave Stress (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Ground or water surface
N.m-2
Surface_roughness_surface
Surface roughness @ Ground or water surface
m
v-component_of_wind_hybrid
v-component of wind @ Hybrid level
m/s
Plant_Canopy_Surface_Water_surface
Plant Canopy Surface Water @ Ground or water surface
kg.m-2
UV-B_Downward_Solar_Flux_surface_Mixed_intervals_Average
UV-B Downward Solar Flux (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Temperature_high_cloud_top_Mixed_intervals_Average
Temperature (Mixed_intervals Average) @ High cloud top level
K
Vegetation_Type_surface
Vegetation Type @ Ground or water surface
Integer.(0-13)
Soil_temperature_depth_below_surface_layer
Soil temperature @ Depth below land surface layer
K
v-component_of_wind_height_above_ground
v-component of wind @ Specified height level above ground
m/s
Low_cloud_cover_low_cloud_Mixed_intervals_Average
Low cloud cover (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Low cloud layer
%
Soil_moisture_depth_below_surface_layer
Soil moisture @ Depth below land surface layer
kg.m-3
Clear_Sky_Upward_Solar_Flux_atmosphere_top_Mixed_intervals_Average
Clear Sky Upward Solar Flux (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Nominal top of the atmosphere
W.m-2
Sensible_heat_net_flux_surface_Mixed_intervals_Average
Sensible heat net flux (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Latent_heat_net_flux_surface_Mixed_intervals_Average
Latent heat net flux (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Downward_Short-Wave_Radiation_Flux_surface_Mixed_intervals_Average
Downward Short-Wave Radiation Flux (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Precipitable_water_entire_atmosphere_single_layer
Precipitable water @ Entire atmosphere layer
kg.m-2
Upward_Short-Wave_Radiation_Flux_surface_Mixed_intervals_Average
Upward Short-Wave Radiation Flux (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Specific_humidity_hybrid
Specific humidity @ Hybrid level
kg/kg
Ice_cover_surface
Ice cover @ Ground or water surface
Visible_Diffuse_Downward_Solar_Flux_surface_Mixed_intervals_Average
Visible Diffuse Downward Solar Flux (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Visible_Beam_Downward_Solar_Flux_surface_Mixed_intervals_Average
Visible Beam Downward Solar Flux (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Downward_Long-Wave_Radp_Flux_surface
Downward Long-Wave Rad. Flux @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Pressure_convective_cloud_top
Pressure @ Convective cloud top level
Pa
Geopotential_height_hybrid
Geopotential height @ Hybrid level
gpm
Momentum_flux_u-component_surface_Mixed_intervals_Average
Momentum flux, u-component (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Ground or water surface
N.m-2
Potential_Evaporation_Rate_surface_Mixed_intervals_Average
Potential Evaporation Rate (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Upward_Long-Wave_Radp_Flux_surface
Upward Long-Wave Rad. Flux @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Canopy_water_evaporation_surface_Mixed_intervals_Average
Canopy water evaporation (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Aerodynamic_conductance_surface
Aerodynamic conductance @ Ground or water surface
m.s-1
Land_cover_0__sea_1__land_surface
Land cover (0 = sea, 1 = land) @ Ground or water surface
Upward_Long-Wave_Radp_Flux_surface_Mixed_intervals_Average
Upward Long-Wave Rad. Flux (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Sensible_heat_net_flux_surface
Sensible heat net flux @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Direct_Evaporation_from_Bare_Soil_surface_Mixed_intervals_Average
Direct Evaporation from Bare Soil (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
u-component_of_wind_hybrid
u-component of wind @ Hybrid level
m/s
Pressure_low_cloud_bottom_Mixed_intervals_Average
Pressure (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Low cloud bottom level
Pa
Transpiration_surface_Mixed_intervals_Average
Transpiration (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Latent_heat_net_flux_surface
Latent heat net flux @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
Water_runoff_surface_Mixed_intervals_Accumulation
Water runoff (Mixed_intervals Accumulation) @ Ground or water surface
kg.m-2
Planetary_Boundary_Layer_Height_surface
Planetary Boundary Layer Height @ Ground or water surface
m
Total_cloud_cover_entire_atmosphere_Mixed_intervals_Average
Total cloud cover (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Entire atmosphere
%
Pressure_high_cloud_bottom_Mixed_intervals_Average
Pressure (Mixed_intervals Average) @ High cloud bottom level
Pa
Pressure_middle_cloud_top_Mixed_intervals_Average
Pressure (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Middle cloud top level
Pa
Albedo_surface_Mixed_intervals_Average
Albedo (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Ground or water surface
%
Clear_Sky_Upward_Long_Wave_Flux_surface_Mixed_intervals_Average
Clear Sky Upward Long Wave Flux (Mixed_intervals Average) @ Ground or water surface
W.m-2
u-component_of_wind_height_above_ground
u-component of wind @ Specified height level above ground
m/s
Pressure_convective_cloud_bottom
Pressure @ Convective cloud bottom level
Pa
Dimension
Long name
Unit
height_above_ground
Specified height level above ground
m
reftime
GRIB reference time
Hour since 2022-05-24T18:00:00Z
height_above_ground1
Specified height level above ground
m
hybrid
Hybrid level
sigma
lat
degrees_north
lon
longitude
degrees_east
time
GRIB forecast or observation time
Hour since 2022-05-24T18:00:00Z
depth_below_surface_layer1
Depth below land surface
m
time1
GRIB forecast or observation time
Hour since 2022-05-24T18:00:00Z
depth_below_surface_layer
Depth below land surface
m