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Parameter Table Version: 0

Usage: Operational

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 | MSLSA | Pa | Mean sea level pressure (Std Atm) |

129 | MSLMA | Pa | Mean sea level pressure (MAPS) |

130 | MSLET | Pa | Mean sea level pressure (ETA model) |

131 | LFT_X | K | Surface lifted index |

132 | 4LFTX | K | Best (4-layer) lifted index |

133 | K_X | K | K index |

134 | S_X | K | Sweat index |

135 | MCONV | kg/kg/s | Horizontal moisture divergence |

136 | VW_SH | 1/s | Vertical speed shear |

137 | TSLSA | Pa/s | 3-hr pressure tendency (Std Atmos Red) |

138 | BVF_2 | 1/s^2 | Brunt-Vaisala frequency (squared) |

139 | PV_MW | 1/s/m | Potential vorticity (density-weighted) |

140 | CRAIN | yes=1;no=0 | Categorical rain |

141 | CFRZR | yes=1;no=0 | Categorical freezing rain |

142 | CICEPL | yes=1;no=0 | Categorical ice pellets |

143 | CSNOW | yes=1;no=0 | Categorical snow |

144 | SOILW | fraction | Volumetric soil moisture content |

145 | PEVPR | W/m^2 | Potential evaporation rate |

146 | CWORK | J/kg | Cloud work function |

147 | U_GWD | N/m^2 | Zonal flux of gravity wave stress |

148 | V_GWD | N/m^2 | Meridional flux of gravity wave stress |

149 | PV | m^2/s/kg | Potential vorticity |

150 | COVMZ | m^2/s^2 | Covariance between u and v |

151 | COVTZ | K*m/s | Covariance between u and T |

152 | COVTM | K*m/s | Covariance between v and T |

153 | CLWMR | kg/kg | Cloud water |

154 | O3MR | kg/kg | Ozone mixing ratio |

155 | GFLUX | W/m^2 | Ground heat flux |

156 | CIN | J/kg | Convective inhibition |

157 | CAPE | J/kg | Convective available. potential energy |

158 | TKE | J/kg | Turbulent kinetic energy |

159 | CONDP | Pa | Lifted parcel condensation pressure |

160 | CSUSF | W/m^2 | Clear sky upward solar flux |

161 | CSDSF | W/m^2 | Clear sky downward solar flux |

162 | CSULF | W/m^2 | Clear sky upward long wave flux |

163 | CSDLF | W/m^2 | Clear sky downward long wave flux |

164 | CFNSF | W/m^2 | Cloud forcing net solar flux |

165 | CFNLF | W/m^2 | Cloud forcing net long wave flux |

166 | VBDSF | W/m^2 | Visible beam downward solar flux |

167 | VDDSF | W/m^2 | Visible diffuse downward solar flux |

168 | NBDSF | W/m^2 | Near IR beam downward solar flux |

169 | NDDSF | W/m^2 | Near IR diffuse downward solar flux |

170 | RWMR | kg/kg | Rain water mixing ratio |

171 | SNMR | kg/kg | Snow mixing ratio |

172 | M_FLX | N/m^2 | Momentum flux |

173 | LMH | non-dim | Mass point model surface |

174 | LMV | non-dim | Velocity point model surface |

175 | MLYNO | non-dim | Model layer number (from bottom up) |

176 | NLAT | deg | Latitude (-90 to +90) |

177 | ELON | deg | East longitude (0-360) |

178 | ICMR | kg/kg | Ice mixing ratio |

179 | GRMR | non-dim | Graupel mixing ratio |

180 | GUST | m/s | Surface wind gust |

181 | LPS_X | 1/m | x-gradient of log pressure |

182 | LPS_Y | 1/m | y-gradient of log pressure |

183 | HGT_X | m/m | x-gradient of height |

184 | HGT_Y | m/m | y-gradient of height |

185 | TURB | non-dim | Turbulence Potential Forecast Index |

186 | ICNG | non-dim | Total Icing Potential Diagnostic |

187 | LTNG | non-dim | Lightning |

188 | RWDCG | - | Rate of water dropping from canopy to ground |

189 | VPTMP | K | Virtual potential temperature |

190 | HLCY | m^2/s^2 | Storm relative helicity |

191 | PROB | numeric | Probability from ensemble |

192 | PROBN | numeric | Probability from ensemble normalized to climate expectancy |

193 | POP | % | Probability of precipitation |

194 | CPOFP | % | Probability of frozen precipitation |

195 | CPOZP | % | Probability of freezing precipitation |

196 | USTM | m/s | u-component of storm motion |

197 | VSTM | m/s | v-component of storm motion |

198 | NCIP | - | Number concentration for ice particles |

199 | EVBS | W/m^2 | Direct evaporation from bare soil |

200 | EVCW | W/m^2 | Canopy water evaporation |

201 | ICWAT | % | Ice-free water surface |

202 | CWDI | non-dim] | Convective weather detection index |

203 | VAFTAD | - | VAFTAD |

204 | DSWRF | W/m^2 | Downward short wave flux |

205 | DLWRF | W/m^2 | Downward long wave flux |

206 | UVI | J/m^2 | Ultra violet index (1 hour integration centered at solar noon) |

207 | MSTAV | % | Moisture availability |

208 | SFEXC | (kg/m^3)(m/s) | Exchange coefficient |

209 | MIXLY | integer | Number of mixed layers next to surface |

210 | TRANS | W/m^2 | Transpiration |

211 | USWRF | W/m^2 | Upward short wave flux |

212 | ULWRF | W/m^2 | Upward long wave flux |

213 | CDLYR | % | Non-convective cloud |

214 | CPRAT | kg/m^2/s | Convective precip. rate |

215 | TTDIA | K/s | Temperature tendency by all physics |

216 | TTRAD | K/s | Temperature tendency by all radiation |

217 | TTPHY | K/s | Temperature tendency by non-radiation physics |

218 | PREIX | fraction | Precipitation index (0.0-1.00) |

219 | TSD1D | K | Std. dev. of IR T over 1x1 deg area |

220 | NLGSP | ln(kPa) | Natural log of surface pressure |

221 | HPBL | m | Planetary boundary layer height |

222 | 5WAVH | gpm | 5-wave geopotential height |

223 | C_WAT | kg/m^2 | Plant canopy surface water |

224 | SOTYP | 0..9 | Soil type (as in Zobler) |

225 | VGTYP | 0..13 | Vegetation type (as in SiB) |

226 | BMIXL | m | Blackadar's mixing length scale |

227 | AMIXL | m | Asymptotic mixing length scale |

228 | PEVAP | kg/m^2 | Potential evaporation |

229 | SNOHF | W/m^2 | Snow phase-change heat flux |

230 | 5WAVA | gpm | 5-wave geopotential height anomaly |

231 | MFLUX | Pa/s | Convective cloud mass flux |

232 | DTRF | W/m^2 | Downward total radiation flux |

233 | UTRF | W/m^2 | Upward total radiation flux |

234 | BGRUN | kg/m^2 | Baseflow-groundwater runoff |

235 | SSRUN | kg/m^2 | Storm surface runoff |

236 | SIPD | non-dim | Supercooled Large Droplet (SLD) Icing Potential Diagnostic |

237 | O3TOT | kg/m^2 | Total ozone |

238 | SNOWC | % | Snow cover |

239 | SNOT | K | Snow temperature |

240 | COVTW | K*m/s | Covariance between temperature and vertical component of the wind |

241 | LRGHR | K/s | Large scale condensation heating |

242 | CNVHR | K/s | Deep convective heating |

243 | CNVMR | kg/kg/s | Deep convective moistening |

244 | SHAHR | K/s | Shallow convective heating |

245 | SHAMR | kg/kg/s | Shallow convective moistening |

246 | VDFHR | K/s | Vertical diffusion heating |

247 | VDFUA | m/s^2 | Vertical diffusion zonal acceleration |

248 | VDFVA | m/s^2 | Vertical diffusion meridional acceleration |

249 | VDFMR | kg/kg/s | Vertical diffusion moistening rate |

250 | SWHR | K/s | Solar radiative heating rate |

251 | LWHR | K/s | Longwave radiative heating rate |

252 | CD | non-dim | Drag coefficient |

253 | FRICV | m/s | Friction velocity |

254 | RI | non-dim | Richardson number |