Moisture Budget Products Derived from NMC Data

SOURCE: Chris Guillemot, NCAR

DATA DESCRIPTION: Moisture budgets derived from NCEP/NCAR data, on T42 grid

UPDATED THROUGH: Dec 1993

FORMAT: CCM2 History Tape

GRID: Global - T42 Gaussian (128 x 64)

LEVELS: Single Level

TIMES: One value per month.

CURRENT HOLDINGS: January 1987 - December 1993

FIELDS:

Description Name Units
Evaporation-Precipitation EP mm
Precipitable Water PW mm

MSS Directory: /TRENBERT/CTNMC/TAV/EP/

Filename: NT42yymmM where yy=year, mm=month, one month per volume.

  • e.g. NT428701M for January 1987.

Please use the ccm2nc software to convert ccm history tape format to netCDF.

References:

  • Trenberth, K.E. and Guillemot, C.J., Journal of Climate, Vol. 8, No. 9, September 1995: "Evaluation of the Global Atmospheric Moisture Budget as Seen from Analyses."