US National Weather Service - NCEP (WMC)

Center: 7
Subcenter: 1
Parameter Table Version: 0

Usage: Reanalysis

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
7HGTgpmGeopotential height
8DISTmGeometric height
9HSTDVmStd dev of height
10HVARm^2Variance of height
12VTMPKVirtual temp.
13POTKPotential temp.
14EPOTKPseudo-adiabatic pot. temp.
15T_MAXKMax. temp.
16T_MINKMin. temp.
17DPTKDew point temp.
18DEPRKDew point depression
19LAPRK/mLapse rate
21RDSP1non-dimRadar spectra (1)
22RDSP2non-dimRadar spectra (2)
23RDSP3non-dimRadar spectra (3)
25TMP_AKTemp. 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 wind
34V_GRDm/sv 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 shear
46VVCSH/sVertical v shear
47DIR_CdegDirection of current
48SP_Cm/sSpeed of current
49UOGRDm/su of current
50VOGRDm/sv of current
51SPFHkg/kgSpecific humidity
52RH%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 equiv.
65WEASDkg/m^2Accum. snow
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
78SNO_Ckg/m^2Convective snow
79SNO_Lkg/m^2Large scale snow
80WTMPKWater temp.
81LAND1=land; 0=seaLand-sea mask
82DSL_MmDeviation of sea level from mean
83SFC_RmSurface roughness
85TSOILKSoil temp.
86SOIL_Mkg/m^2Soil moisture content
91ICE_Cice=1;no ice=0Ice concentration
92ICETKmIce thickness
93DICEDdegDirection of ice drift
94SICEDm/sSpeed of ice drift
95U_ICEm/su of ice drift
96V_ICEm/sv 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
102WVHGTmSig height of wind waves
103WVPERsMean period of wind waves
104SWDIRdegDirection of swell waves
105SWELLmSig 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 (surface)
112NLWRSW/m^2Net long wave (surface)
113NSWRTW/m^2Net short wave (top)
114NLWRTW/m^2Net long wave (top)
115LWAVRW/m^2Long wave
116SWAVRW/m^2Short wave
117G_RADW/m^2Global radiation
121LHTFLW/m^2Latent heat flux
122SHTFLW/m^2Sensible heat flux
123BLYDPW/m^2Boundary layer dissipation
124U_FLXN/m^2Zonal momentum flux
125V_FLXN/m^2Meridional momentum flux
126WMIXEJWind mixing energy
127IMG_DintegerImage data
128MSLSAPaMean sea level pressure (Std Atm)
129MSLMAPaMean sea level pressure (MAPS)
130MSLETPaMean sea level pressure (ETA model)
131LFT_XKSurface lifted index
1324LFTXKBest (4-layer) lifted index
133K_XKK index
134S_XKSweat index
135MCONVkg/kg/sHorizontal moisture divergence
136VW_SH1/sVertical speed shear
137TSLSAPa/s3-hr pressure tendency
138BVF_21/s^2Brunt-Vaisala frequency^2
139PV_MW1/s/mPotential vorticity (mass-weighted)
140CRAINyes=1;no=0Categorical rain
141CFRZRyes=1;no=0Categorical freezing rain
142CICEPLyes=1;no=0Categorical ice pellets
143CSNOWyes=1;no=0Categorical snow
144SOILWfractionVolumetric soil moisture
145PEVPRW/m^2Potential evaporation rate
146CWORKJ/kgCloud work function
147U_GWDN/m^2Zonal gravity wave stress
148V_GWDN/m^2Meridional gravity wave stress
149PVm^2/s/kgPotential vorticity
153MFXDVgr/gr*m/s/mMoisture flux divergence
155GFLUXW/m^2Ground heat flux
156CINJ/kgConvective inhibition
157CAPEJ/kgConvective Avail. Pot. Energy
158TKEJ/kgTurbulent kinetic energy
159CONDPPaLifted parcel condensation pressure
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
170USTRN/m^2U wind stress
171VSTRN/m^2V wind stress
172M_FLXN/m^2Momentum flux
173LMHnon-dimMass point model surface
174LMVnon-dimVelocity point model surface
175MLYNOnon-dimModel layer number (from bottom up)
176NLATdeglatitude(-90 to +90)
177ELONdegeast longitude (0-360)
178UMASgm/m*K*sMass weighted u
179VMASgm/m*K*sMass weighted v
180XPRATEkg/m^2/scorrected precip
181LPS_X1/mx-gradient of log pressure
182LPS_Y1/my-gradient of log pressure
183HGT_Xm/mx-gradient of height
184HGT_Ym/my-gradient of height
185STDZmStd dev of Geop. hgt.
186STDUm/sStd dev of zonal wind
187STDVm/sStd dev of meridional wind
188STDQgm/gmStd dev of spec. hum.
189STDTKStd dev of temp.
190CBUWm/s*Pa/sCovariance u and omega
191CBVWm/s*Pa/sCovariance v and omega
192CBUQm/s*gm/gmCovariance u and specific hum
193CBVQm/s*gm/gmCovariance v and specific hum
194CBTWK*Pa/sCovariance T and omega
195CBQWgm/gm*Pa/sCovariance spec. hum and omega
196CBMZWm^2/s^2Covariance v and u
197CBTZWK*m/sCovariance u and T
198CBTMWK*m/sCovariance v and T
199STDRH%Std dev of Rel. Hum.
200SDTZmStd dev of time tend of geop. hgt
201ICWAT%Ice-free water surface
202SDTUm/sStd dev of time tend of zonal wind
203SDTVm/sStd dev of time tend of merid wind
204DSWRFW/m^2Downward solar radiation flux
205DLWRFW/m^2Downward long wave flux
206SDTQgm/gmStd dev of time tend of spec. hum
207MSTAV%Moisture availability
208SFEXCkg*m/m^3/sExchange coefficient
209MIXLYintegerNo. of mixed layers next to sfc
210SDTTKStd dev of time tend of temp.
211USWRFW/m^2Upward solar radiation flux
212ULWRFW/m^2Upward long wave flux
213CDLYR%Non-convective cloud
214CPRATkg/m^2/sConvective precip. rate
215TTDIAK/sTemp. tendency by all physics
216TTRADK/sTemp. tendency by all radiation
217TTPHYK/sTemp. tendency by nonrad physics
218PREIXfractionPrecipitation index
219TSD1DKStd dev of IR T over 1x1 deg area
220NLSGPln(kPa)Natural log of surface pressure
221SDTRH%Std dev of time tend of rel hum
2225WAVHgpm5-wave geopotential height
223C_WATkg/m^2Plant canopy surface water
224PLTRSs/mMax. stomato plant resistance
225RHCLD%RH-type cloud cover
226BMIXLmBlackadar's mixing length scale
227AMIXLmAsymptotic mixing length scale
228PEVAPkg/m^2Pot. evaporation
229SNOHFW/m^2Snow melt heat flux
230SNOEVW/m^2Snow sublimation heat flux
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
237OZONEDobsonTotal column ozone
238SNOWC%Snow cover
239SNOTKSnow temp.
240GLCRmaskPermanent snow points
241LRGHRK/sLarge scale condensation heating
242CNVHRK/sDeep convective heating
243CNVMRkg/kg/sDeep convective moistening
244SHAHRK/sShallow convective heating
245SHAMRkg/kg/sShallow convective moistening
246VDFHRK/sVertical diffusion heating
247VDFUAm/s^2Vertical diffusion zonal accel
248VDFVAm/s^2Vertical diffusion meridional accel
249VDFMRkg/kg/sVertical diffusion moistening
250SWHRK/sSolar radiative heating
251LWHRK/sLongwave radiative heating
252CDnon-dimDrag coefficient
253FRICVm/sFriction velocity
254RInon-dimRichardson number