Full description and format of the contents of the history tape are available in the User's Guide to NCAR CCM2 (Bath et al. 1992). A brief description of the field list in each dataset, for all the simulations listed in this report, is as follows:

Num | Field | Units | Description |
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1 | PHIS | M2/S2 | surface geopotential |

2 | PS | PA | surface pressure |

3 | T | K | temperature |

4 | U | M/S | zonal wind component |

5 | V | M/S | meridional wind component |

6 | Q | KG/KG | specific humidity |

7 | TA01 | KG/KGS | total advection of q |

8 | VD01 | KG/KGS | q diffusion tendency |

9 | DC01 | KG/KGS | q tendency from adjustment physics |

10 | DTH | K/S | T horizontal diffusion tendency |

11 | ORO | FLAG | surface type flag |

12 | WET | M | surface wetness |

13 | SNOWH | M | water equivalent snow depth |

14 | PRECL | M/S | large-scale, stable precipitation |

15 | PRECC | M/S | convective precipitation |

16 | SHFLX | W/M2 | surface sensible heat flux |

17 | LHFLX | W/M2 | surface latent heat flux |

18 | QFLX | KG/M2/S | surface water flux |

19 | PBLH | M | PBL height |

20 | USTAR | M/S | surface friction velocity |

21 | TPERT | K | PBL plume temperature perturbation |

22 | QPERT | KG/KG | PBL plume moisture perturbation |

23 | DTV | K/S | T vertical diffusion tendency |

24 | FSNS | W/M2 | Net solar flux at surface |

25 | FLNS | W/M2 | Net longwave flux at surface |

26 | FLNT | W/M2 | Net longwave flux at top |

27 | FSNT | W/M2 | Net solar flux at top |

28 | CLOUD | FRACTION | cloud fraction |

29 | EFFCLD | FRACTION | effective cloud fraction |

30 | FLNTC | W/M2 | Net clear-sky longwave flux at top |

31 | FSNTC | W/M2 | Net clear-sky solar flux at top |

32 | FLNSC | W/M2 | Net clear-sky longwave flux at surface |

33 | FSNSC | W/M2 | Net clear-sky solar flux at surface |

34 | OMEGA | PA/S | vertical pressure velocity |

35 | DQP | KG/KGS | q tendency from rainout |

36 | TAUX | N/M2 | zonal surface stress |

37 | TAUY | N/M2 | meridional surface stress |

38 | SRFRAD | W/M2 | net surface radiative flux |

39 | QRS | K/S | solar heating rate |

40 | QRL | K/S | longwave heating rate |

41 | CLDTOT | FRACTION | total cloud cover (random overlap) |

42 | CLDLOW | FRACTION | low cloud cover (random overlap) |

43 | CLDMED | FRACTION | mid cloud cover (random overlap) |

44 | CLDHGH | FRACTION | high cloud cover (random overlap) |

45 | TS1 | K | surface temperature |

46 | TS2 | K | sub-surface temperature (level 2) |

47 | TS3 | K | sub-surface temperature (level 3) |

48 | TS4 | K | sub-surface temperature (level 4) |

49 | SOLIN | W/M2 | solar insolation |

50 | UTGW | M/S2 | gravity wave drag u tendency |

51 | VTGW | M/S2 | gravity wave drag v tendency |

52 | TAUGWX | N/M2 | gravity wave drag zonal surface stress |

53 | TAUGWY | N/M2 | gravity wave drag merid surface stress |

54 | DTCOND | K/S | T tendency from adjustment physics |

55 | CMFDT | K/S | T tendency from moist convection |

56 | CMFDQ | KG/KGS | q tendency from moist convection |

57 | CMFMC | KG/M2S | total convective mass flux |

58 | CMFSL | W/M2 | convective lw static energy flux |

59 | CMFLQ | W/M2 | convective total water flux |

60 | CNVCLD | FRACTION | convective cloud fraction |