Atmospheric Mass, Moisture, and Energy Budget products from ERA40

SOURCE:The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts via The NCAR SCD Data Support Section: ECMWF ERA40 Grids

DATA DESCRIPTION: High quality atmospheric mass, moisture and energy budget derived products. For more information on the calculations, please see: Vertically Integrated Mass, Moisture, Heat, and Energy Budget Products Derived from the NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis.

FORMAT: netCDF

UPDATED THROUGH: Dec 2001

GRID:Global - T63 Gaussian (192 x 96)

LEVELS: single level or vertically integrated

TIMES: Monthly means

CURRENT HOLDINGS: Jan 1958- Dec 2001.

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 height*Zkg/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 geopotential tendencyPHISTENW/m2
Monthly mean vertically integrated total energy tendencyTETENW/m2
Monthly mean 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 mena vertically integrated zonal kinetic energy fluxUKJ/(m s)
Monthly mean vertically integrated meridional kinetic energy fluxVKJ/(m s)
Monthly mena 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 vertically integrated diabatic minus frictional heatingQ1QFW/m2
Monthly mean vertically Averaged Total EnergyTEJ/kg

* derived quantity

MSS Directory: /CA/ECMWF/ERA40/MEANS/

Note: these data are only available via the NCAR MSS.

Filenames: Based on field name and time representation: ERA40_T63t_VAR_1958-2001_MM.nc,
where VAR is the capitalized variable name, e.g. ERA40_T63t_PS_1958-2001_MM.nc.
One file per field. All time steps in one file.


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