CCSM3 sea ice monthly-mean field list

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CSIM short name CSIM long_name CSIM units
aice1 ice concentration (category 1) %
aice2 ice concentration (category 2) %
aice3 ice concentration (category 3) %
aice4 ice concentration (category 4) %
aice5 ice concentration (category 5) %
aice ice concentration (aggregate) %
albsni snow/ice broad band albedo %
alidr near-IR direct albedo %
alvdr visible direct albedo %
daidtd area tendency due to dynamics % day-1
daidtt area tendency due to thermodynamics % day-1
divu velocity divergence % day-1
dvidtd ice volume tendency due to dynamics cm day-1
dvidtt ice volume tendency due to thermo. cm day-1
evap_aice ice/atm evaporative water flux cm day-1
evap evaporative water flux sent to coupler cm day-1
Fhnet_aice ice/ocn net heat flux W m-2
Fhnet ice/ocn net heat flux sent to coupler W m-2
Flat_aice ice/atm latent heat flux W m-2
Flat latent heat flux sent to coupler W m-2
Flwdn downwelling longwave flux W m-2
Flwout_aice ice/atm outgoing longwave flux W m-2
Flwout outgoing longwave flux sent to coupler W m-2
frazil frazil ice growth cm day-1
Fresh_aice ice/ocn fresh water flux cm day-1
Fresh ice/ocn fresh water flux sent to coupler cm day-1
Fsalt_aice ice to ocn salt flux kg m-2 day-1
Fsalt ice to ocn salt flux sent to coupler kg m-2 day-1
Fsens_aice ice/atm sensible heat flux W m-2
Fsens sensible heat flux sent to coupler W m-2
Fswabs_aice absorbed solar flux in snow/ocn/ice W m-2
Fswabs absorbed solar flux sent to coupler W m-2
Fswdn downwelling solar flux W m-2
Fswthru_aice SW transmitted through ice to ocean W m-2
Fswthru SW transmitted through ice to ocean sent to coupler W m-2
growb congelation ice growth cm/day
hi grid box mean ice thickness m
hs grid box mean snow thickness m
ice_present fraction of time-averaging interval that any ice is present1
meltb basal ice melt cm day-1
meltl lateral ice melt cm day-1
meltt surface ice melt cm day-1
opening lead opening rate % day-1
Qref 2 m reference specific humidity g/kg
rain_aice rain fall rate on ice cover cm day-1
rain rain fall rate received from coupler cm day-1
shear strain rate % day-1
sig1 normalized principal stress component  
sig2 normalized principal stress component  
snoice snow-ice formation cm day-1
snow_aice snow fall rate on ice cover cm day-1
snow snow fall rate received from coupler cm day-1
strairx zonal atm/ice stress N m-2
strairy meridional atm/ice stress N m-2
strcorx zonal coriolis stress N m-2
strcory meridional coriolis stress N m-2
strength compressive ice strength N m-1
strintx zonal internal ice stress N m-2
strinty meridional internal ice stress N m-2
strocnx zonal ocean/ice stress N m-2
strocny meridional ocean/ice stress N m-2
Tref 2 m reference temperature C
Tsfc snow/ice surface temperature C
u zonal ice velocity cm s-1
v meridional ice velocity cm s-1