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CM2.x atmosphere land annual variable list by table

[NOAA bullet] Table A0a (GFDL introduced): Annual-mean 2-d atmosphere or land surface data (longitude, latitude, time:year)

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 http://nomads.gfdl.noaa.gov/dods-data/
1 air_pressure_at_sea_level psl slp  
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/atmos/ts/annual/psl_A0.YYYY-YYYY.nc
2 precipitation_flux pr precip includes both liquid and solid phases
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/atmos/ts/annual/pr_A0.YYYY-YYYY.nc
3 air_temperature tas t_ref near-surface
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/atmos/ts/annual/tas_A0.YYYY-YYYY.nc
4 soil_moisture_content mrso water  
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/land/ts/annual/mrso_A0.YYYY-YYYY.nc
5 surface_downward_eastward_stress tauu tau_x  
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/atmos/ts/annual/tauu_A0.YYYY-YYYY.nc
6 surface_downward_northward_stress tauv tau_y  
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/atmos/ts/annual/tauv_A0.YYYY-YYYY.nc
7 surface_upward_latent_heat_flux hfls latent (from land) + LH (from ice)  
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/atmos/ts/annual/hfls_A0.YYYY-YYYY.nc
8 surface_upward_sensible_heat_flux hfss shflx  
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/atmos/ts/annual/hfss_A0.YYYY-YYYY.nc
9 surface_downwelling_longwave_flux_in_air rlds lwdn_sfc  
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/atmos/ts/annual/rlds_A0.YYYY-YYYY.nc
10 surface_upwelling_longwave_flux_in_air rlus lwup_sfc  
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/atmos/ts/annual/rlus_A0.YYYY-YYYY.nc
11 surface_downwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air rsds swdn_sfc  
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/atmos/ts/annual/rsds_A0.YYYY-YYYY.nc
12 surface_upwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air rsus swup_sfc  
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/atmos/ts/annual/rsus_A0.YYYY-YYYY.nc
13 surface_temperature ts t_surf "skin" temperature
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/atmos/ts/annual/ts_A0.YYYY-YYYY.nc
14 surface_air_pressure ps ps not mean sea-level pressure
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/atmos/ts/annual/ps_A0.YYYY-YYYY.nc
15 snowfall_flux prsn snow_conv + snow_ls  
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/atmos/ts/annual/prsn_A0.YYYY-YYYY.nc
16 convective_precipitation_flux prc prec_conv  
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/atmos/ts/annual/prc_A0.YYYY-YYYY.nc
17 atmosphere_water_vapor_content prw WVP vertically integrated
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/atmos/ts/annual/prw_A0.YYYY-YYYY.nc
18 runoff_flux mrro wroff + sroff  
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/land/ts/annual/mrro_A0.YYYY-YYYY.nc
19 surface_snow_amount_where_land snw snow  
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/land/ts/annual/snw_A0.YYYY-YYYY.nc
20 surface_snow_melt_flux_where_land snm smelt  
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/land/ts/annual/snm.YYYY01-YYYY12.nc
21 eastward_wind uas u_ref near-surface
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/atmos/ts/annual/uas.YYYY01-YYYY12.nc
22 northward_wind vas v_ref near-surface
ModelName/ExpName/pp/atmos/ts/annual/vas.YYYY01-YYYY12.nc
23 toa_incoming_shortwave_flux rsdt swdn_toa at the top of the atmosphere
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/atmos/ts/annual/rsdt_A0.YYYY-YYYY.nc
24 toa_outgoing_shortwave_flux rsut swup_toa at the top of the atmosphere
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/atmos/ts/annual/rsut_A0.YYYY-YYYY.nc
25 toa_outgoing_longwave_flux rlut olr at the top of the atmosphere
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/atmos/ts/annual/rlut_A0.YYYY-YYYY.nc
26 net_downward_radiative_flux_at_top_of_atmosphere_model rtmt swdn_toa - swup_toa - olr at the top of the atmosphere
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/atmos/ts/annual/rtmt_A0.YYYY-YYYY.nc
27 net_downward_shortwave_flux_in_air rsntp swdn_200hpa - swup_200hpa at 200 hPa
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/atmos/ts/annual/rsntp_A0.YYYY-YYYY.nc
28 net_upward_longwave_flux_in_air rlntp netlw_200hPa at 200 hPa
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/atmos/ts/annual/rlntp_A0.YYYY-YYYY.nc
29 net_downward_shortwave_flux_in_air_assuming_clear_sky rsntpcs swdn_200hpa_clr - swup_200hpa_clr at 200 hPa
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/atmos/ts/annual/rsntpcs_A0.YYYY-YYYY.nc
30 net_upward_longwave_flux_in_air_assuming_clear_sky rlntpcs netlw_200hPa_clr at 200 hPa
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/atmos/ts/annual/rlntpcs_A0.YYYY-YYYY.nc
31 surface_downwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air_assuming_clear_sky rsdscs swdn_sfc_clr  
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/atmos/ts/annual/rsdscs_A0.YYYY-YYYY.nc
32 surface_upwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air_assuming_clear_sky rsuscs swup_sfc_clr  
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/atmos/ts/annual/rsuscs_A0.YYYY-YYYY.nc
33 surface_downwelling_longwave_flux_in_air_assuming_clear_sky rldscs lwdn_sfc_clr  
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/atmos/ts/annual/rldscs_A0.YYYY-YYYY.nc
34 toa_outgoing_longwave_flux_assuming_clear_sky rlutcs olr_clr  
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/atmos/ts/annual/rlutcs_A0.YYYY-YYYY.nc
35 toa_outgoing_shortwave_flux_assuming_clear_sky rsutcs swup_toa_clr  
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/atmos/ts/annual/rsutcs_A0.YYYY-YYYY.nc
36 cloud_area_fraction clt tot_cld_amt for the whole atmospheric column
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/atmos/ts/annual/clt_A0.YYYY-YYYY.nc
37 atmosphere_cloud_condensed_water_content clwvi LWP + IWP include both liquid and ice phases, vertically integrated
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/atmos/ts/annual/clwvi_A0.YYYY-YYYY.nc
38 atmosphere_cloud_ice_content clivi IWP vertically integrated
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/atmos/ts/annual/clivi_A0.YYYY-YYYY.nc


[NOAA bullet] Table A0b: Annual-mean 3-d atmosphere data (longitude, latitude, pressure, time:year)

Except for cloud area fraction, this data must be provided on pressure levels, including at least the following standard levels:1000, 925, 850, 700, 600, 500, 400, 300, 250, 200, 150, 100, 70, 50, 30, 20, 10 hPa.
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 http://nomads.gfdl.noaa.gov/dods-data/
1 cloud_area_fraction_in_atmosphere_layer cl cld_amt Unlike all other fields in this table, the cloud fraction is reported for each model layer (not interpolated to standard pressures). It includes both large-scale and convective cloud
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/atmos/ts/annual/cl_A0.YYYY-YYYY.nc
2 air_temperature ta temp  
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/atmos/ts/annual/ta_A0.YYYY-YYYY.nc
3 eastward_wind ua ucomp  
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/atmos/ts/annual/ua_A0.YYYY-YYYY.nc
4 northward_wind va vcomp  
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/atmos/ts/annual/va_A0.YYYY-YYYY.nc
5 specific_humidity hus sphum  
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/atmos/ts/annual/hus_A0.YYYY-YYYY.nc
6 lagrangian_tendency_of_air_pressure wap omega "omega", vertical component of velocity in pressure coordinates (positive down)
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/atmos/ts/annual/wap_A0.YYYY-YYYY.nc
7 geopotential_height zg hght  
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/atmos/ts/annual/zg_A0.YYYY-YYYY.nc
8 relative_humidity hur rh  
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/atmos/ts/annual/hur_A0.YYYY-YYYY.nc
9 mole_fraction_of_o3_in_air tro3 qo3  
/ModelName/ExpName/pp/atmos/ts/annual/tro3_A0.YYYY-YYYY.nc


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last modified: November 13 2012.