US National Weather Service - NCEP (WMC)

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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

2PRMSLPaPressure reduced to MSL
3PTENDPa/sPressure tendency
4PVORTkm^2/kg/sPotential vorticity
5ICAHTMICAO Standard Atmosphere Reference Height
7HGTgpmGeopotential height
8DISTmGeometric height
9HSTDVmStd dev of height
10TOZONEDobsonTotal ozone
12VTMPKVirtual temperature
13POTKPotential temperature
14EPOTKPseudo-adiabatic potential temperature
15T_MAXKMaximum temperature
16T_MINKMinimum temperature
17DPTKDew point temperature
18DEPRKDew point depression
19LAPRK/mLapse rate
21RDSP1non-dimRadar spectra (1)
22RDSP2non-dimRadar spectra (2)
23RDSP3non-dimRadar spectra (3)
24PLIKParcel lifted index (to 500 hPa)
25TMP_AKTemperature anomaly
26PRESAPaPressure anomaly
27GPAgpmGeopotential height anomaly
28WVSP1non-dimWave spectra (1)
29WVSP2non-dimWave spectra (2)
30WVSP3non-dimWave spectra (3)
31WDIRdegWind direction
32WINDm/sWind speed
33U_GRDm/su-component of wind
34V_GRDm/sv-component of wind
35STRMm^2/sStream function
36V_POTm^2/sVelocity potential
37MNTSFm^2/s^2Montgomery stream function
38SGCVV/sSigma coord. vertical velocity
39V_VELPa/sPressure vertical velocity
40DZDTm/sGeometric vertical velocity
41ABS_V/sAbsolute vorticity
42ABS_D/sAbsolute divergence
43REL_V/sRelative vorticity
44REL_D/sRelative divergence
45VUCSH/sVertical u-component shear
46VVCSH/sVertical v-component shear
47DIR_CdegDirection of current
48SP_Cm/sSpeed of current
49UOGRDm/su-component of current
50VOGRDm/sv-component of current
51SPF_Hkg/kgSpecific humidity
52R_H%Relative humidity
53MIXRkg/kgHumidity mixing ratio
54P_WATkg/m^2Precipitable water
55VAPPPaVapor pressure
56SAT_DPaSaturation deficit
58C_ICEkg/m^2Cloud Ice
59PRATEkg/m^2/sPrecipitation rate
60TSTM%Thunderstorm probability
61A_PCPkg/m^2Total precipitation
62NCPCPkg/m^2Large scale precipitation
63ACPCPkg/m^2Convective precipitation
64SRWEQkg/m^2/sSnowfall rate water equivalent.
65WEASDkg/m^2Water equivalent of accum. snow depth
66SNO_DmSnow depth
67MIXHTmMixed layer depth
68TTHDPmTransient thermocline depth
69MTHDmMain thermocline depth
70MTH_AmMain thermocline anomaly
71T_CDC%Total cloud cover
72CDCON%Convective cloud cover
73L_CDC%Low level cloud cover
74M_CDC%Mid level cloud cover
75H_CDC%High level cloud cover
76C_WATkg/m^2Cloud water
77BLIKBest lifted index (to 500 hPa)
78SNO_Ckg/m^2Convective snow
79SNO_Lkg/m^2Large scale snow
80WTMPKWater temperature
81LANDfractionLand-sea mask (land=1;sea=0)
82DSL_MmDeviation of sea level from mean
83SFC_RmSurface roughness
85TSOILKSoil temperature
86SOIL_Mkg/m^2Soil moisture content
90WATRkg/m^2Water runoff
91ICE_CfractionIce concentration (ice=1;no ice=0)
92ICETKmIce thickness
93DICEDdegDirection of ice drift
94SICEDm/sSpeed of ice drift
95U_ICEm/su-component of ice drift
96V_ICEm/sv-component of ice drift
97ICE_Gm/sIce growth rate
98ICE_D/sIce divergence
99SNO_Mkg/m^2Snow melt
100HTSGWmSig height of wind waves and swell
101WVDIRdegDirection of wind waves
102WVHGTmSignificant height of wind waves
103WVPERsMean period of wind waves
104SWDIRdegDirection of swell waves
105SWELLmSignificant height of swell waves
106SWPERsMean period of swell waves
107DIRPWdegPrimary wave direction
108PERPWsPrimary wave mean period
109DIRSWdegSecondary wave direction
110PERSWsSecondary wave mean period
111NSWRSW/m^2Net short wave radiation (surface)
112NLWRSW/m^2Net long wave radiation(surface)
113NSWRTW/m^2Net short wave radiation (top)
114NLWRTW/m^2Net long wave radiation (top)
115LWAVRW/m^2Long wave radiation
116SWAVRW/m^2Short wave radiation
117G_RADW/m^2Global radiation
118BRTMPKBrightness temperature
119LWRADW/m/srRadiance with respect to wave no.
120SWRADW/m^3/srRadiance with respect ot wave len.
121LHTFLW/m^2Latent heat flux
122SHTFLW/m^2Sensible heat flux
123BLYDPW/m^2Boundary layer dissipation
124U_FLXN/m^2Momentum flux, u component
125V_FLXN/m^2Momentum flux, v component
126WMIXEJWind mixing energy
127IMG_DnoneImage data
128PAOT%Probability anomaly of temperature
129PAOP%Probability anomaly of precipitation
130CWR%Probability of Wetting Rain, exceeding 0.10 inch in a given time period
131FRAINnon-dimRain fraction of total liquid water
132FICEnon-dimIce fraction of total condensate
133FRIMEnon-dimRime Factor
134CUEFInon-dimConvective cloud efficiency
135TCONDkg/kgTotal condensate
136TCOLWkg/m^2Total column-integrated cloud water
137TCOLIkg/m^2Total column-integrated cloud ice
138TCOLRkg/m^2Total column-integrated rain
139TCOLSkg/m^2Total column-integrated snow
140TCOLCkg/m^2Total column-integrated condensate
141PLPLPaPressure of level from which parcel was lifted
142HLPLmHeight of level from which parcel was lifted
143CEMSFraction 0-1Cloud Emissivity
144COPDnon-dimCloud Optical Depth
145PSIZMicronsEffective Particle size
146TCWAT%Total Water Cloud
147TCICE%Total Ice Cloud
148WDIFm/sWind difference
149WSTPnon-dimWave Steepness
150PTAN%Probability of Temperature being above normal
151PTNN%Probability of Temperature being near normal
152PTBN%Probability of Temperature being below normal
153PPAN%Probability of Precipitation being above normal
154PPNN%Probability of Precipitation being near normal
155PPBN%Probability of Precipitation being below normal
156PMTCmcg/m^3Particulate matter (coarse)
157PMTFmcg/m^3Particulate matter (fine)
158AETMPKAnalysis error of temperature
159AEDPT%Analysis error of dew point
160AESPHkg/kgAnalysis error of specific humidity
161AEUWDm/sAnalysis error of u-wind
162AEVWDm/sAnalysis error of v-wind
163LPMTFlog10(mcg/m^3)Log Particulate matter (fine)
164LIPMFlog10(mcg/m^3)Log Integrated column particulate matter (fine)
165REFZRmm^6/m^3Derived radar reflectivity backscatter from rain
166REFZImm^6/m^3Derived radar reflectivity backscatter from ice
167REFZCmm^6/m^3Derived radar reflectivity backscatter from parameterized convection
168TCLSWkg/m^2Total column-integrated supercooled liquid water
169TCOLMkg/m^2Total column-integrated melting ice
170ELRDInon-dimEllrod Index
171TSECsecSeconds prior to initial reference time
172TSECAsecSeconds after initial reference time
173NUMnon-dimNumber of samples/observations
174AEPRSPaAnalysis error of pressure
175ICSEVnon-dimIcing severity
176ICPRBnon-dimIcing probability
177LAVNInon-dimLow-level aviation interest
178HAVNInon-dimHigh-level aviation interest
179FLGHTnon-dimFlight Category
180OZCONPPBOzone concentration
181OZCATnon-dimCategorical ozone concentration
182VEDHm^2/sVertical eddy diffusivity heat exchange (Kh)
183SIGVnon-dimSigma level value
184EWGTnon-dimEnsemble Weight
185CICELnon-dimConfidence indicator - Ceiling
186CIVISnon-dimConfidence indicator - Visibility
187CIFLTnon-dimConfidence indicator - Flight Category
188LAVVdegLatitude of V wind component of velocity
189LOVVdegLongitude of V wind component of velocity
190USCTm/sScatterometer estimated U wind componenet
191VSCTm/sScatterometer estimated V wind componenet
192LAUVdegLatitude of U wind component of velocity
193LOUVdegLongitude of U wind component of velocity
194TCHPJ/m^2Tropical Cyclone Heat Potential
195DBSSmGeometric Depth Below Sea Surface
196ODHAdynamic mOcean Dynamic Height Anomaly
197OHCJ/m^2Ocean Heat Content
198SSHGmSea Surface Height Relative to Geoid
199SLTFLKg/m^2/sSalt Flux
200DUVBW/m^2UV-B downward solar flux
201CDUVBW/m^2Clear sky UV-B downward solar flux
202THFLXW/m^2Total downward heat flux at surface (downward is positive)
203UVARm^2/s^2U velocity variance
204VVARm^2/s^2V velocity variance
205UVVCCm^2/s^2UV Velocity Cross Correlation
206MCLSmMeteorological Correlation Length Scale
207LAPPdegLatitude of pressure point
208LOPPdegLongitude of pressure point
210REFOdbZObserved radar reflectivity
211REFDdbZDerived radar reflectivity
212REFCdbZMaximum/Composite radar reflectivity
213SBT122KSimulated Brightness Temperature for GOES12, Channel 2
214SBT123KSimulated Brightness Temperature for GOES12, Channel 3
215SBT124KSimulated Brightness Temperature for GOES12, Channel 4
216SBT125KSimulated Brightness Temperature for GOES12, Channel 5
217MINRH%Minimum Relative Humidity
218MAXRH%Maximum Relative Humidity
220PBLREGnon-dimPlanetary boundary layer Regime
221SBC123ByteSimulated Brightness Counts for GOES12, Channel 3
222SBC124ByteSimulated Brightness Counts for GOES12, Channel 4
223RPRATEkg/m^2/sRain Precipitation Rate
224SPRATEkg/m^2/sSnow Precipitation Rate
225FPRATEkg/m^2/sFreezing Rain Precipitation Rate
226IPRATEkg/m^2/sIce Pellets Precipitation Rate
227UPHLm^2/s^2Updraft Helicity
228SURGEmStorm Surge
229ETSRGmExtra Tropical Storm Surge