US National Weather Service - NCEP (WMC)

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Parameter Table Version: 141

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 accumulated 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
128EXTNCkm-1Aerosol Extinction Coefficient
129AODnon-dimAerosol Optical Depth
130ASFTRnon-dimAerosol Asymmetry Factor
131SSALBDnon-dimAerosol Single Scatter Albedo
132BSCTRSnon-dimAerosol Back Scattering
140NOYppbVTotal Inorganic and Organic Nitrates
141NOppbVNitrogen Oxide
142NO2ppbVNitrogen Dioxide
143N2O5ppbVNitrogen Pentoxide
144HNO3ppbVNitric Acid
145NO3ppbVNitrogen Trioxide
146PNAppbVPeroxynitric Acid
147HONOppbVNitrous Acid
148COppbVCarbon Monoxide
150HCLppbVHydrogen Chloride
159PARppbVLumped Single-Bond Carbon Species
161OLEppbVLumped Double-Bond Carbon Species Less Ethene
167ALD2ppbVAcetaldehyde & Higher Aldehydes
168MGLYppbVMethyl Glyoxal
169CRESppbVCresol and Higher Molecular Weight Phenols
172PANppbVPeroxyacyl Nitrate
173NTRppbVLumped Gaseous Organic Nitrate
186H2O2ppbVHydrogen Peroxide
187OHppbVHydroxyl Radical
188HO2ppbVHydroperoxyl Radical
200ASO4mcg/m^3Sulfate (SO4) Particulates <=2.5 m*10-6 Diameter
201ANH4mcg/m^3Ammonia (NH4) Particulates <=2.5 m*10-6 Diameter
202ANO3mcg/m^3Nitrate (NO3) Particulates <=2.5 m*10-6 Diameter
203AORGAmcg/m^3Organic Particulates <=2.5 m*10-6 Diameter
204AORGPAmcg/m^3Primarily Organic Particulates <=2.5 m*10-6 Diameter
205AORGBmcg/m^3Biogenically Originated Particulates <=2.5 m*10-6 Diameter
206AECmcg/m^3Elemental Carbon Particulates <=2.5 m*10-6 Diameter
207A25mcg/m^3Unspecified Anthropogenic Particulates <=2.5 m*10-6 Diameter
208AH2Omcg/m^3Water Particulates <=2.5 m*10-6 Diameter
209ANAmcg/m^3Sodium Particulates <=2.5 m*10-6 Diameter
210ACLmcg/m^3Chloride Particulates <=2.5 m*10-6 Diameter
216ASO4Kmcg/m^3Sulfate (SO4) Particulates between 2.5 and 10 m*10-6 Diameter
217ANAKmcg/m^3Sodium (NA) Particulates between 2.5 and 10 m*10-6 Diameter
218ACLKmcg/m^3Chloride (CL) Particulates between 2.5 and 10 m*10-6 Diameter
219ASEASmcg/m^3Sea Salt Originated Particulates between 2.5 and 10 m*10-6 Diameter
220ASOILmcg/m^3Crustal Material Orginated Particulates between 2.5 and 10 m*10-6 Diameter
221ACORSmcg/m^3Particulates between 2.5 and 10 m*10-6 Diameter
222NUMATKNnumber/m^3Number Concentration Particulates between 2.5 and 0.1 m*10-6 Diameter
223NUMACCnumber/m^3Number Concentration Particulates between 2.5 and 2.5 m*10-6 Diameter
224NUMCORnumber/m^3Number Concentration Particulates between 2.5 and 10 m*10-6 Diameter
228SRFATKNm^2/m^3Surface Area Contributed by Particulates <= 0.1 m*10-6 Diameter
229SRFACCm^2/m^3Surface Area Contributed by Particulates between 0.1 and 2.5 m*10-6 Diameter
232SO2ppbVSulfur Dioxide
233MSAKg/KgMethanesulfonic Acid
234TSO4mcg/m^3Total Sulfate Particulates (Fine ands Coarse)
240DU1Kg/KgDust Particulates between 0.2 - 2.0 m*10-6 Diameter
241DU2Kg/KgDust Particulates between 2.0 - 3.6 m*10-6 Diameter
242DU3Kg/KgDust Particulates between 3.6 - 6.0 m*10-6 Diameter
243DU4Kg/KgDust Particulates between 6.0 - 12.0 m*10-6 Diameter
244DU5Kg/KgDust Particulates between 12.0 - 20.0 m*10-6 Diameter
245SS1Kg/KgSea Salt Particulates between 0.2 - 1.0 m*10-6 Diameter
246SS2Kg/KgSea Salt Particulates between 1.0 - 3.0 m*10-6 Diameter
247SS3Kg/KgSea Salt Particulates between 3.0 - 10.0 m*10-6 Diameter
248SS4Kg/KgSea Salt Particulates between 10.0 - 20.0 m*10-6 Diameter
249OCDRYKg/KgHydrophobic Organic Carbon
250OCWETKg/KgHydrophilic Organic Carbon
251BCDRYKg/KgHydrophobic Black Carbon
252BCWETKg/KgHydrophilic Black Carbon