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Parameter Table Version: 129

Note: a text version of this table suitable for use as an NCL user-defined GRIB parameter table is available here

Index | Abbreviation | Units | Longname |
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1 | PRES | Pa | Pressure |

2 | PRMSL | Pa | Pressure reduced to MSL |

3 | PTEND | Pa/s | Pressure tendency |

4 | PVORT | km^2/kg/s | Potential vorticity |

5 | ICAHT | M | ICAO Standard Atmosphere Reference Height |

6 | GP | m^2/s^2 | Geopotential |

7 | HGT | gpm | Geopotential height |

8 | DIST | m | Geometric height |

9 | HSTDV | m | Std dev of height |

10 | TOZONE | Dobson | Total ozone |

11 | TMP | K | Temperature |

12 | VTMP | K | Virtual temperature |

13 | POT | K | Potential temperature |

14 | EPOT | K | Pseudo-adiabatic potential temperature |

15 | T_MAX | K | Maximum temperature |

16 | T_MIN | K | Minimum temperature |

17 | DPT | K | Dew point temperature |

18 | DEPR | K | Dew point depression |

19 | LAPR | K/m | Lapse rate |

20 | VIS | m | Visibility |

21 | RDSP1 | non-dim | Radar spectra (1) |

22 | RDSP2 | non-dim | Radar spectra (2) |

23 | RDSP3 | non-dim | Radar spectra (3) |

24 | PLI | K | Parcel lifted index (to 500 hPa) |

25 | TMP_A | K | Temperature anomaly |

26 | PRESA | Pa | Pressure anomaly |

27 | GPA | gpm | Geopotential height anomaly |

28 | WVSP1 | non-dim | Wave spectra (1) |

29 | WVSP2 | non-dim | Wave spectra (2) |

30 | WVSP3 | non-dim | Wave spectra (3) |

31 | WDIR | deg | Wind direction |

32 | WIND | m/s | Wind speed |

33 | U_GRD | m/s | u-component of wind |

34 | V_GRD | m/s | v-component of wind |

35 | STRM | m^2/s | Stream function |

36 | V_POT | m^2/s | Velocity potential |

37 | MNTSF | m^2/s^2 | Montgomery stream function |

38 | SGCVV | /s | Sigma coord. vertical velocity |

39 | V_VEL | Pa/s | Pressure vertical velocity |

40 | DZDT | m/s | Geometric vertical velocity |

41 | ABS_V | /s | Absolute vorticity |

42 | ABS_D | /s | Absolute divergence |

43 | REL_V | /s | Relative vorticity |

44 | REL_D | /s | Relative divergence |

45 | VUCSH | /s | Vertical u-component shear |

46 | VVCSH | /s | Vertical v-component shear |

47 | DIR_C | deg | Direction of current |

48 | SP_C | m/s | Speed of current |

49 | UOGRD | m/s | u-component of current |

50 | VOGRD | m/s | v-component of current |

51 | SPF_H | kg/kg | Specific humidity |

52 | R_H | % | Relative humidity |

53 | MIXR | kg/kg | Humidity mixing ratio |

54 | P_WAT | kg/m^2 | Precipitable water |

55 | VAPP | Pa | Vapor pressure |

56 | SAT_D | Pa | Saturation deficit |

57 | EVP | kg/m^2 | Evaporation |

58 | C_ICE | kg/m^2 | Cloud Ice |

59 | PRATE | kg/m^2/s | Precipitation rate |

60 | TSTM | % | Thunderstorm probability |

61 | A_PCP | kg/m^2 | Total precipitation |

62 | NCPCP | kg/m^2 | Large scale precipitation |

63 | ACPCP | kg/m^2 | Convective precipitation |

64 | SRWEQ | kg/m^2/s | Snowfall rate water equivalent. |

65 | WEASD | kg/m^2 | Water equivalent of accum. snow depth |

66 | SNO_D | m | Snow depth |

67 | MIXHT | m | Mixed layer depth |

68 | TTHDP | m | Transient thermocline depth |

69 | MTHD | m | Main thermocline depth |

70 | MTH_A | m | Main thermocline anomaly |

71 | T_CDC | % | Total cloud cover |

72 | CDCON | % | Convective cloud cover |

73 | L_CDC | % | Low level cloud cover |

74 | M_CDC | % | Mid level cloud cover |

75 | H_CDC | % | High level cloud cover |

76 | C_WAT | kg/m^2 | Cloud water |

77 | BLI | K | Best lifted index (to 500 hPa) |

78 | SNO_C | kg/m^2 | Convective snow |

79 | SNO_L | kg/m^2 | Large scale snow |

80 | WTMP | K | Water temperature |

81 | LAND | fraction | Land-sea mask (land=1;sea=0) |

82 | DSL_M | m | Deviation of sea level from mean |

83 | SFC_R | m | Surface roughness |

84 | ALBDO | % | Albedo |

85 | TSOIL | K | Soil temperature |

86 | SOIL_M | kg/m^2 | Soil moisture content |

87 | VEG | % | Vegetation |

88 | SALTY | kg/kg | Salinity |

89 | DEN | kg/m^3 | Density |

90 | WATR | kg/m^2 | Water runoff |

91 | ICE_C | fraction | Ice concentration (ice=1;no ice=0) |

92 | ICETK | m | Ice thickness |

93 | DICED | deg | Direction of ice drift |

94 | SICED | m/s | Speed of ice drift |

95 | U_ICE | m/s | u-component of ice drift |

96 | V_ICE | m/s | v-component of ice drift |

97 | ICE_G | m/s | Ice growth rate |

98 | ICE_D | /s | Ice divergence |

99 | SNO_M | kg/m^2 | Snow melt |

100 | HTSGW | m | Sig height of wind waves and swell |

101 | WVDIR | deg | Direction of wind waves |

102 | WVHGT | m | Significant height of wind waves |

103 | WVPER | s | Mean period of wind waves |

104 | SWDIR | deg | Direction of swell waves |

105 | SWELL | m | Significant height of swell waves |

106 | SWPER | s | Mean period of swell waves |

107 | DIRPW | deg | Primary wave direction |

108 | PERPW | s | Primary wave mean period |

109 | DIRSW | deg | Secondary wave direction |

110 | PERSW | s | Secondary wave mean period |

111 | NSWRS | W/m^2 | Net short wave radiation (surface) |

112 | NLWRS | W/m^2 | Net long wave radiation(surface) |

113 | NSWRT | W/m^2 | Net short wave radiation (top) |

114 | NLWRT | W/m^2 | Net long wave radiation (top) |

115 | LWAVR | W/m^2 | Long wave radiation |

116 | SWAVR | W/m^2 | Short wave radiation |

117 | G_RAD | W/m^2 | Global radiation |

118 | BRTMP | K | Brightness temperature |

119 | LWRAD | W/m/sr | Radiance with respect to wave no. |

120 | SWRAD | W/m^3/sr | Radiance with respect ot wave len. |

121 | LHTFL | W/m^2 | Latent heat flux |

122 | SHTFL | W/m^2 | Sensible heat flux |

123 | BLYDP | W/m^2 | Boundary layer dissipation |

124 | U_FLX | N/m^2 | Momentum flux, u component |

125 | V_FLX | N/m^2 | Momentum flux, v component |

126 | WMIXE | J | Wind mixing energy |

127 | IMG_D | none | Image data |

128 | PAOT | % | Probability anomaly of temperature |

129 | PAOP | % | Probability anomaly of precipitation |

130 | CWR | % | Probability of Wetting Rain, exceeding 0.10 inch in a given time period |

131 | FRAIN | non-dim | Rain fraction of total liquid water |

132 | FICE | non-dim | Ice fraction of total condensate |

133 | FRIME | non-dim | Rime Factor |

134 | CUEFI | non-dim | Convective cloud efficiency |

135 | TCOND | kg/kg | Total condensate |

136 | TCOLW | kg/m^2 | Total column-integrated cloud water |

137 | TCOLI | kg/m^2 | Total column-integrated cloud ice |

138 | TCOLR | kg/m^2 | Total column-integrated rain |

139 | TCOLS | kg/m^2 | Total column-integrated snow |

140 | TCOLC | kg/m^2 | Total column-integrated condensate |

141 | PLPL | Pa | Pressure of level from which parcel was lifted |

142 | HLPL | m | Height of level from which parcel was lifted |

143 | CEMS | Fraction 0-1 | Cloud Emissivity |

144 | COPD | non-dim | Cloud Optical Depth |

145 | PSIZ | Microns | Effective Particle size |

146 | TCWAT | % | Total Water Cloud |

147 | TCICE | % | Total Ice Cloud |

148 | WDIF | m/s | Wind difference |

149 | WSTP | non-dim | Wave Steepness |

150 | PTAN | % | Probability of Temperature being above normal |

151 | PTNN | % | Probability of Temperature being near normal |

152 | PTBN | % | Probability of Temperature being below normal |

153 | PPAN | % | Probability of Precipitation being above normal |

154 | PPNN | % | Probability of Precipitation being near normal |

155 | PPBN | % | Probability of Precipitation being below normal |

156 | PMTC | mcg/m^3 | Particulate matter (coarse) |

157 | PMTF | mcg/m^3 | Particulate matter (fine) |

158 | AETMP | K | Analysis error of temperature |

159 | AEDPT | % | Analysis error of dew point |

160 | AESPH | kg/kg | Analysis error of specific humidity |

161 | AEUWD | m/s | Analysis error of u-wind |

162 | AEVWD | m/s | Analysis error of v-wind |

163 | LPMTF | log10(mcg/m^3) | Log Particulate matter (fine) |

164 | LIPMF | log10(mcg/m^3) | Log Integrated column particulate matter (fine) |

165 | REFZR | mm^6/m^3 | Derived radar reflectivity backscatter from rain |

166 | REFZI | mm^6/m^3 | Derived radar reflectivity backscatter from ice |

167 | REFZC | mm^6/m^3 | Derived radar reflectivity backscatter from parameterized convection |

168 | TCLSW | kg/m^2 | Total column-integrated supercooled liquid water |

169 | TCOLM | kg/m^2 | Total column-integrated melting ice |

170 | ELRDI | non-dim | Ellrod Index |

171 | TSEC | sec | Seconds prior to initial reference time |

172 | TSECA | sec | Seconds after initial reference time |

173 | NUM | non-dim | Number of samples/observations |

174 | AEPRS | Pa | Analysis error of pressure |

175 | ICSEV | non-dim | Icing severity |

176 | ICPRB | non-dim | Icing probability |

177 | LAVNI | non-dim | Low-level aviation interest |

178 | HAVNI | non-dim | High-level aviation interest |

179 | FLGHT | non-dim | Flight Category |

180 | OZCON | PPB | Ozone concentration |

181 | OZCAT | non-dim | Categorical ozone concentration |

182 | VEDH | m^2/s | Vertical eddy diffusivity heat exchange (Kh) |

183 | SIGV | non-dim | Sigma level value |

184 | EWGT | non-dim | Ensemble Weight |

185 | CICEL | non-dim | Confidence indicator - Ceiling |

186 | CIVIS | non-dim | Confidence indicator - Visibility |

187 | CIFLT | non-dim | Confidence indicator - Flight Category |

188 | LAVV | deg | Latitude of V wind component of velocity |

189 | LOVV | deg | Longitude of V wind component of velocity |

190 | USCT | m/s | Scatterometer estimated U wind componenet |

191 | VSCT | m/s | Scatterometer estimated V wind componenet |

192 | LAUV | deg | Latitude of U wind component of velocity |

193 | LOUV | deg | Longitude of U wind component of velocity |

194 | TCHP | J/m^2 | Tropical Cyclone Heat Potential |

195 | DBSS | m | Geometric Depth Below Sea Surface |

196 | ODHA | dynamic m | Ocean Dynamic Height Anomaly |

197 | OHC | J/m^2 | Ocean Heat Content |

198 | SSHG | m | Sea Surface Height Relative to Geoid |

199 | SLTFL | Kg/m^2/s | Salt Flux |

200 | DUVB | W/m^2 | UV-B downward solar flux |

201 | CDUVB | W/m^2 | Clear sky UV-B downward solar flux |

202 | THFLX | W/m^2 | Total downward heat flux at surface (downward is positive) |

203 | UVAR | m^2/s^2 | U velocity variance |

204 | VVAR | m^2/s^2 | V velocity variance |

205 | UVVCC | m^2/s^2 | UV Velocity Cross Correlation |

206 | MCLS | m | Meteorological Correlation Length Scale |

207 | LAPP | deg | Latitude of pressure point |

208 | LOPP | deg | Longitude of pressure point |

210 | REFO | dbZ | Observed radar reflectivity |

211 | REFD | dbZ | Derived radar reflectivity |

212 | REFC | dbZ | Maximum/Composite radar reflectivity |

213 | SBT122 | K | Simulated Brightness Temperature for GOES12, Channel 2 |

214 | SBT123 | K | Simulated Brightness Temperature for GOES12, Channel 3 |

215 | SBT124 | K | Simulated Brightness Temperature for GOES12, Channel 4 |

216 | SBT125 | K | Simulated Brightness Temperature for GOES12, Channel 5 |

217 | MINRH | % | Minimum Relative Humidity |

218 | MAXRH | % | Maximum Relative Humidity |

219 | CEIL | m | Ceiling |

220 | PBLREG | non-dim | Planetary boundary layer Regime |

221 | SBC123 | Byte | Simulated Brightness Counts for GOES12, Channel 3 |

222 | SBC124 | Byte | Simulated Brightness Counts for GOES12, Channel 4 |

223 | RPRATE | kg/m^2/s | Rain Precipitation Rate |

224 | SPRATE | kg/m^2/s | Snow Precipitation Rate |

225 | FPRATE | kg/m^2/s | Freezing Rain Precipitation Rate |

226 | IPRATE | kg/m^2/s | Ice Pellets Precipitation Rate |

227 | UPHL | m^2/s^2 | Updraft Helicity |

228 | SURGE | m | Storm Surge |

229 | ETSRG | m | Extra Tropical Storm Surge |