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CM2.x atmosphere land 3hr variable list by table

[NOAA bullet] Table A3: 3-bourly 2-d atmosphere data (longitude, latitude, time:3hour at 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21 Z)

3-hourly precipitation is an average over the 3-hour intervals, 0-3Z, 3-6Z, ... 21-24Z; all other 3-hourly data are instantaneous "snapshots" at 0, 3, 6, ... 21Z.
To learn about the directory structure used in storing CM2.0 data on this server, see the FAQ How are the CM2.0 model output files arranged in directories on the GFDL Data Portal?.
The variables and output variable names listed in this table are consistent with those of the IPCC/PCMDI archive as outlined in their document titled IPCC Standard Output from Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere GCMs

CF standard_name output variable name GFDL's CM2 variable name(s) Notes
Location on GFDL Data Portal
relative to
1 air_pressure_at_sea_level> psl slp  
2 precipitation_flux pr precip includes both liquid and solid phases
3 air_temperature tas t_ref near-surface (usually, 2 meter) air temperature
4 surface_upward_latent_heat_flux hfls latent (from land) + LH (from ice)  
5 surface_upward_sensible_heat_flux hfss shflx  
6 surface_downwelling_longwave_flux_in_air rlds lwdn_sfc  
7 surface_upwelling_longwave_flux_in_air rlus lwup_sfc  
8 surface_downwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air rsds swdn_sfc  
9 surface_upwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air rsus swup_sfc  

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last modified: November 13 2012.