Atmospheric mass, moisture and energy budget products from CFSR

SOURCE: Data Support Section Dataset ds093.2 From the 'pgbhnl' file.

DATA DESCRIPTION: Atmospheric mass, moisture and energy budget products derived from CFSR; These products are not included in CFSR output. Data is archived in one file per variable, for all time steps. Time steps are monthly means. Calculations are described here and data can be provided upon emailed request.

UPDATED THROUGH: Dec 2009

FORMAT: netCDF

GRID: Global 0.5 degree

LEVELS: single level or vertically integrated

TIMES: Monthly means

CURRENT HOLDINGS: Jan 1979-Dec 2009.

FIELDS:

DescriptionNameUnits
Monthly mean surface pressurePSPa
Monthly mean vertically integrated zonal velocityUkg/(m s)
Monthly mean vertically integrated meridional velocityVkg/(m s)
Monthly mean vertically integrated temperatureTK kg/m2
Monthly mean vertically integrated specific humidityPWkg/m2
Monthly mean vertically integrated geopotential heightZkg/m
Monthly mean vertically integrated kinetic energyKEJ/m2
Monthly mean vertically integrated precipitable water tendencyQTENkg/(m2 s)
Monthly mean vertically integrated internal energy tendencyITENW/m2
Monthly mean vertically integrated kinetic energy tendencyKTENW/m2
Monthly mean vertically integrated latent energy tendencyLETENW/m2
Monthly mean vertically integrated geopotential tendencyPHISTENW/m2
Monthly mean vertically integrated total energy tendencyTETENW/m2
Monthly mean vertically integrated surface pressure tendencyPSTENPa/s
Monthly mean evaporation minus precipitationEPmm/day
Monthly mean mass budget residualMRESPa/s
Monthly mean barotropic correction to zonal windUCm/s
Monthly mean barotropic correction to meridional windVCm/s
Monthly mean vertically integrated zonal temperature fluxUTkg K/(m s)
Monthly mean vertically integrated meridional temperature fluxVTkg K/(m s)
Monthly mean vertically integrated zonal geopotential height fluxUZkg/s
Monthly mean vertically integrated meridional geopotential height fluxVZkg/s
Monthly mean vertically integrated zonal moisture fluxUQkg/(m s)
Monthly mean vertically integrated meridional moisture fluxVQkg/(m s)
Monthly mean vertically integrated zonal kinetic energy fluxUKJ/(m s)
Monthly mean vertically integrated meridional kinetic energy fluxVKJ/(m s)
Monthly mean vertically integrated divergence of total energyTEDIVW/m2
Monthly mean vertically integrated divergence of dry static energyDSEDIVW/m2
Monthly mean vertically integrated divergence of latent energyLEDIVW/m2
Monthly mean vertically integrated divergence of kinetic energyKEDIVW/m2
Monthly mean diabatic minus frictional heatingQ1QFW/m2
Monthly mean vertically integrated total EnergyTEJ/kg

MSS Directory: /CA/NMC/CFSR/

Filenames: Based on field name and time representation: CFSR.VAR.1979-2009.nc, where VAR is the capitalized variable name. One file per field. All time steps in one file.

e.g. CFSR.PS.1979-2009.nc is the file containing surface pressure for all timesteps.


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