NOAA Forecast Systems Laboratory (FSL): Boulder, CO, USA

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

2PMSLPaPressure reduced to mean sea level
3PTPa/sPressure tendency
4PVORTKm**2/kg/sPotential vorticity
5ICAHTmICAO Standard Atmosphere Reference Height
7GHgpmGeopotential Height
8GEHmGeometric Height
9HGHTSDmStandard deviation of height
10TOZODobsonTotal ozone
12VTKVirtual temperature
13POTKPotential temperature
14EPOTKEquivalent potential temperature
15MXTKMaximum temperature
16MNTKMinimum temperature
17DPTKDew point temperature
18DPDKDew point depression
19LRK/mLapse rate
21RSP1undefRadar Spectra (1)
22RSP2undefRadar Spectra (2)
23RSP3undefRadar Spectra (3)
24PLIKParcel lifted index (to 500 hPa)
25TAKTemperature anomaly
26PAPaPressure anomaly
27GHAgpmGeopotential height anomaly
28WSP1undefWave Spectra (1)
29WSP2undefWave Spectra (2)
30WSP3undefWave Spectra (3)
31WDdeg trueWind direction (from which blowing)
32WSm/sWind speed
33UWm/su-component of wind
34VWm/sv-component of wind
35SFm**2/sStream function
36VPOTm**2/sVelocity potential
37MSGm**2/s**2Montgomery stream function
38SVV/sSigma coordinate vertical velocity
39PVVPa/sPressure vertical velocity
40GVVm/sGeometric vertical velocity
41AV/sAbsolute vorticity
42AD/sAbsolute divergence
43RV/sRelative vorticity
44RD/sRelative divergence
45VUCSH/sVertical u-component shear
46VVCSH/sVertical v-component shear
47DIRCdeg trueDirection of current
48SPCm/sSpeed of current
49UOGRDm/su-component of current
50VOGRDm/sv-component of current
51SHkg/kgSpecific humidity
52RH%Relative humidity
53MIXRkg/kgHumidity mixing ratio
54PWkg/m**2Precipitable water
55VAPPPaVapor pressure
56SATDPaSaturation deficit
58CICEkg/m**2Cloud Ice
59PRkg/m**2/sPrecipitation rate
60THP%Thunderstorm probability
61TPkg/m**2Total precipitation
62LGSPkg/m**2Large scale precipitation
63CPkg/m**2Convective precipitation
64SRWEQkg/m**2/sSnowfall rate water equivalent
65WEASDkg/m**2Water equivalent of accumulated snow depth
66SNDmSnow depth
67MIXHTmMixed layer depth
68TTHDPmTransient thermocline depth
69MTHDmMain thermocline depth
70MTHAmMain thermocline anomaly
71TCC%Total cloud cover
72CCC%Convective cloud cover
73LCC%Low cloud cover
74MCC%Medium cloud cover
75HCC%High cloud cover
76CWATkg/m**2Cloud water
77BLIKBest Lifted Index (to 500 hPa)
78SNOCkg/m**2Convective snow
79SNOLkg/m**2Large scale snow
80WTKWater temperature
81LANDproportionLand cover (land=1, sea=0)
82DSLMmDeviation of sea level from mean
83SFCRmSurface roughness
85STKSoil temperature
86SMCkg/m**2Soil moisture content
90WATRkg/m**2Water runoff
91ICECproportionIce cover (ice=1, no ice=0)
92ICETKmIce thickness
93DICEDdeg trueDirection of ice drift
94SICEDm/sSpeed of ice drift
95UICEm/su-component of ice drift
96VICEm/sv-component of ice drift
97ICEGm/sIce growth rate
98ICED/sIce divergence
99SNOMkg/m**2Snow melt
100HTSGWmSignificant height of combined wind waves & swell
101WVDIRdeg trueDirection of wind waves (from which)
102WVHGTmSignificant height of wind waves
103WVPERsMean period of wind waves
104SWDIRdeg trueDirection of swell waves
105SWELLmSignificant height of swell waves
106SWPERsMean period of swell waves
107DIRPWdeg truePrimary wave direction
108PERPWsPrimary wave mean period
109DIRSWdeg trueSecondary wave direction
110PERSWsSecondary wave mean period
111NSWRSW/m**2Net short-wave radiation (surface)
112NLRSW/m**2Net long-wave radiation (surface)
113NSWRTW/m**2Net short-wave radiation (top of atmosphere)
114NLWRTW/m**2Net long-wave radiation (top of atmosphere)
115LWAVRW/m**2Long wave radiation flux
116SWAVRW/m**2Short wave radiation flux
117GRADW/m**2Global radiation flux
118BRTMPKBrightness temperature
119LWRADW/m/srRadiance (with respect to wave number)
120SWRADW/m**3/srRadiance (with respect to wave length)
121LHTFLW/m**2Latent heat net flux
122SHTFLW/m**2Sensible heat net flux
123BLYDPW/m**2Boundary layer dissipation
124UFLXN/m**2Momentum flux, u component
125VFLXN/m**2Momentum flux, v component
126WMIXEJWind mixing energy
127IMGDundefImage data
128MSLPPaMean sea level pressure
129MMSPPaMAPS mean sea level pressure
130EMSPPaETA mean sea level pressure
131SLIKSurface lifted index
132BLIKBest (4 layer) lifted index
133KIKK index
134SIKSweat index
135MCONVkg/kg/sHorizontal moisture divergence
136VSS1/sVertical speed shear
137PT3Pa/sPressure tendency - 3 hour
138BVF21/s**2Brunt-Vaisala frequency (squared)
139PVMV1/s/mPotential vorticity (density weighted)
140CRAINnon-dimCategorical rain (yes=1, no=0)
141CFRZRnon-dimCategorical freezing rain (yes=1, no=0)
142CICEPnon-dimCategorical ice pellets (yes=1, no=0)
143CSNOWnon-dimCategorical snow (yes=1, no=0)
144SOILWfractionVolumetric soil moisture content
145PEVPRW/m**2Potential evaporation rate
146CWORKJ/kgCloud workfunction
147UGWDN/m**2Zonal flux of gravity wave stress
148VGWDN/m**2Meridional flux of gravity wave stress
149PVm**2/s/kgPotential vorticity
150COVMZm**2/kg**2Covariance between meridional and zonal wind
151COVTZK*m/sCovariance between temperature and zonal wind
152COVTMK*m/sCovariance between temperature and merid. wind
153CWKg/kgCloud water
154O3MRKg/kgOzone mixing ratio
155GFLUXW/m**2Ground Heat flux
156CINJ/kgConvective inhibition
157CAPEJ/kgConvective available potential energy
158TKEJ/kgTurbulent kinetic energy
159CONDPPaCondensation pressure of parcel lifted from sfc
160CSUSFW/m**2Clear sky upward solar flux
161CSDSFW/m**2Clear sky downward solar flux
162CSULFW/m**2Clear sky upward long wave flux
163CSDLFW/m**2Clear sky downward long wave flux
164CFNSFW/m**2Cloud forcing net solar flux
165CFNLFW/m**2Cloud forcing net long wave flux
166VBDSFW/m**2Visible beam downward solar flux
167VDDSFW/m**2Visible diffuse downward solar flux
168NBDSFW/m**2Near IR beam downward solar flux
169NDDSFW/m**2Near IR diffuse downward solar flux
170RWMRKg/KgRain water mixing ratio
171SNMRKg/KgSnow mixing ratio
172MFLXN/m**2Momentum flux
173LMHnon-dimMass point model surface
174LMVnon-dimVelocity point model surface
175MLYNOnon-dimModel layer number (from bottom up)
177ELONdegEast longitude
178ICMRKg/KgIce mixing ratio
179GRMRKg/KgGraupel mixing ratio
181LPSX1/mx-gradient of log pressure
182LPSY1/my-gradient of log pressure
183JGTXm/mx-gradient of height
184JGTYm/my-gradient of height
185TURBnon-dimTurbulence SIGMET/AIRMET
188WDROPkg/m**2/sRate of Water drop from canopy to ground
189VPTKVitual potentail temperature
191PROBnumericProbability from ensemble
192PROBNnumericProbability from ensemble normalized to climate
193POP%Probability of precipitation
194CPOFP%Probability of frozen precipitation
195CPOZP%Probability of freezing precipitation
196USTMm/su-component of storm motion
197VSTMm/sv-component of storm motion
198NCIPundefNumber conecntration for ice particles
199EVBSW/m**2Direct evaporation from bare soil
200EVCWW/m**2Canopy water evaporation
201ICWAT%Ice-free water surface
202CWDInon-dimConvective weather detection index
204DSWRFW/m**2Downward short wave radiation flux
205DLWRFW/m**2Downward long wave radiation flux
206UVIJ/m**2Ulta violet index (1 hr integration at solar noon)
207MSTAV%Moisture availability
208SFEXCkg/m**3/(m/s)Exchange coefficient
209MIXLYintegerNumber of mixed layers next to surface
211USWRFW/m**2Upward short wave radiation flux
212ULWRFW/m**2Upward long wave radiation flux
213CDLYR%Amount of non-convective cloud
214CPRATkg/m**2/sConvective precipitation rate
215TTDIAK/sTemperature tendency by all physics
216TTRADK/sTemperature tendency by all radiation
217TTPHYK/sTemperature tendency by non-radiation physics
218PREIXfractionPrecipitation index(0.0-1.0)
219TSDIDKStd. dev. of IR temperature over 1x1 deg area
220NLGSPIn(kPa)Natural log of surface pressure
221HPBLmPlanetary boundary layer height
222WGHgpm5-wave geopotential height
223CNWATkg/m**2Plant canopy surface water
224SOTYPinteger (0-9)Soil type (as in Zobler)
225VGTYPinteger (0-9)Vegetation type (as in SiB)
226BMIXLmBlackadar's mixing length scale
227AMIXLmAsympotic mixing length scale
228PEVAPkg/m**2Potential evaporation
229SNOHFW/m**2Snow phase-change heat flux
230WGH5Agpm5-wave geopotential height anomaly
231MFLUXPa/sConvective cloud mass flux
232DTRFW/m**2Downward total radiation flux
233UTRFW/m**2Upward total radiation flux
234BGRUNkg/m**2Baseflow-groundwater runoff
235SSRUNkg/m**2Storm surface runoff
237OTOTKg/m**2Total ozone
238SCP%Snow cover percentage
239SNOWTKSnow temperature
240COVTWK*m/sCovariance between temperature and vertical component of the wind.
241LRGHRK/sLarge scale condensation heat rate
242CNVHRK/sDeep convective heating rate
243CNVMRkg/kg/sDeep convective moistening rate
244SHAHRK/sShallow convective heating rate
245SHAMRkg/kg/sShallow convective moistening rate
246VDFHRK/sVertical diffusion heating rate
247VDFUAm/sVertical diffusion zonal acceleration
248VDFVAm/s**2Vertical diffusion meridional acceleration
249VDFMRkg/kg/sVertical diffusion moistening rate
250SWHRK/sSolar radiative heating rate
251LWHRK/sLong wave radiative heating rate
252CDnon-dimDrag coefficient
253FRICVm/sFriction velocity
254RInon-dimRichardson number
255WGSm/sWind Gust Speed