US National Weather Service - NCEP (WMC)

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Parameter Table Version: 130

Usage: For Land Modeling and Land Data Assimilation

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
144SOILWfractionVolumetric soil moisture (frozen + liquid)
145PEVPRW/m^2Potential latent heat flux (potential evaporation)
146VEGTKVegetation canopy temperature
147BARETKBare soil surface skin temperature
148AVSFTKAverage surface skin temperature
149RADTKEffective radiative skin temperature
150SSTORKg/m^2Surface water storage
151LSOILKg/m^2Liquid soil moisture content (non-frozen)
152EWATRW/m^2Open water evaporation (standing water)
154LSPAkg/m^2Land Surface Precipitation Accumulation
155GFLUXW/m^2Ground Heat Flux
156CINJ/KgConvective inhibition
157CAPEJ/KgConvective available potential energy
158TKEJ/KgTurbulent Kinetic Energy
159MXSALB%Maximum snow albedo
160SOILLfractionLiquid volumetric soil moisture (non-frozen)
161ASNOWKg/m^2Frozen precipitation (e.g. snowfall)
162ARAINKg/m^2Liquid precipitation (rainfall)
163GWRECKg/m^2Groundwater recharge
164QRECKg/m^2Flood plain recharge
165SNOWTKSnow temperature, depth-avg
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
170SNFALB%Snow-free albedo
171RLYRSnon-dimNumber of soil layers in root zone
172MFLXN/m^2Momentum flux
176NLATdegLatitude (-90 to +90)
177ELONdegEast longitude (0-360)
178FLDCAPfractionField Capacity (soil moisture)
179ACONDm/sAerodynamic conductance
180SNOAGsSnow age
181CCONDm/sCanopy conductance
182LAInon-dimLeaf area index (0-9)
183SFCRHmRoughness length for heat
184SALBD%Snow albedo (over snow cover area only)
187NDVInon-dimNormalized Difference Vegetation Index
188DRIPKg/m^2Canopy drip
189VBSALB%Visible, Black Sky Albedo
190VWSALB%Visible, White Sky Albedo
191NBSALB%Near IR, Black Sky Albedo
192NWSALB%Near IR, White Sky Albedo
198SBSNOW/m^2Sublimation (evaporation from snow)
199EVBSW/m^2Direct evaporation from bare soil
200EVCWW/m^2Canopy water evaporation
203RSMINs/mMinimal stomatal resistance
204DSWRFW/m^2Downward shortwave radiation flux
205DLWRFW/m^2Downward longwave radiation flux
207MSTAV%Moisture availability
208SFEXC(Kg/m^3)(m/s)Exchange coefficient
211USWRFW/m^2Upward short wave radiation flux
212ULWRFW/m^2Upward long wave radiation flux
219WILTfractionWilting point
220FLDCPfractionField Capacity
221HPBLmPlanetary boundary layer height
222SLTYPIndexSurface slope type
223CNWATKg/m^2Plant canopy surface water
224SOTYPIndex (0-9)Soil type
225VGTYPIndex (0-13)Vegetation type
226BMIXLmBlackadar's mixing length scale
227AMIXLmAsymptotic mixing length scale
228PEVAPKg/m^2Potential evaporation
229SNOHFW/m^2Snow phase-change heat flux
230SMREFfractionTranspiration stress-onset (soil moisture)
231SMDRYfractionDirect evaporation cease (soil moisture)
234BGRUNKg/m^2Subsurface runoff (baseflow)
235SSRUNKg/m^2Surface runoff (non-infiltrating)
238SNOWC%Snow cover
239SNOTKSnow temperature
240POROSfractionSoil porosity
246RCSfractionSolar parameter in canopy conductance
247RCTfractionTemperature parameter in canopy conductance
248RCQfractionHumidity parameter in canopy conductance
249RCSOLfractionSoil moisture parameter in canopy conductance
252CDnon-dimSurface drag coefficient
253FRICVm/sSurface friction velocity
254RInon-dimRichardson number