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GEOS CTM Forcing Data Fields

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Created on: May 4, 2018 10:33 AM by Jules Kouatchou - Last Modified:  May 9, 2018 4:31 PM by Jules Kouatchou

We list here the forcing data fields needed to run GEOS CTM.

 

 

 

Short

Name

Long Name

Unit
Forcing Data Source
CHEMISTRY



MERRAMERRA2FPIT

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T

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S-Chem

AIRDENSAir densitykg m^-3

Derived from

PLE, TH & Q

Derived from

PLE, TH & Q

Derived from

PLE, TH & Q

XXX
AIRDENS_DRYDry air desnsitykg m^-3



XX
ALBVF

Surface albedo for

visible diffuse

1ALBVISDFALBVISDFALBVISDFX
X
ASNOW

Fractional area of land

snowcover

1FRSNOFRSNOFRSNOX

BYNCYBuoyancy1




X
CLDTTTotal could area fraction1CLDTOTCLDTOTCLDTOTXXX
CN_PRCP

Surface conv. rain flux

needed by land

kg/m^2/sPRECCONPRECCONPRECCONXXX
CNV_CVWUpdraft vertical velocityhPa s-1




X
CNV_FRCConvective fraction1




X
CNV_MFCCumulative mass fluxkg m-2 s-1CNFMCCMFMCCMFMCXXX
CNV_MFDDetraining mass fluxkg m-2 s-1DTRAINDTRAINDTRAINXXX
CNV_QC

Grid mean convective

condensate

kg kg-1

Derived from

QI & QL

Derived from

QI & QL

Derived from

QI & QL




DFPAR

Surface downwelling

par diffuse flux

W m-2PRADFPARDFLANDPARDFXX
DRPAR

Surface downwelling

parbeam flux

W m-2PARDRPARDLANDPARDRXX
DQDT

Specific humidity

tendendy due to MOIST

kg kg-1 s-1

Derived from

PFL_CN,

PFL_LSAN,

PFICU,

PFILSAN

Derived from

PFL_CN,

PFL_LSAN,

PFICU,

PFILSAN

Derived from

PFL_CN,

PFL_LSAN,

PFICU,

PFILSAN

X

DQRL

Large scale rainwater

source

kg kg-1 s-1DQRLSANDQRLSANDQRLSAN


DQRC

Convective rainwater

source

kg kg-1 s-1DQRCUDQRCUDQRCU


DQIDT

Total ice water tendency

due to MOIST

kg kg-1 s-1DQIDTMSTDQIDTMSTDQIDTMST


DQLDT

Total liquid water

tendency due to MOIST

kg kg-1 s-1DQLDTMSTDQLDTMSTDQLDTMST


DZSurface layer heightmHLMLHLMLHLML
X
FCLDCloud fraction for radiation1CFLS???CLOUDCLOUDXX
FRACIIce covered fraction of tile1FRSEAICEFRSEAICEFRSEAICE
X
FRLAKEFraction of lake1FRLAKEFRLAKEFRLAKE
XX
FRLANDFraction of land1FRLANDFRLANDFRLANDX
X
FRLANDICEFraction of land-ice1FRLANDICEFRLANDICEFRLANDICEX
X
FROCEANFraction of ocean1FROCEANFROCEANFROCEAN

X
GRNGreeness fraction1GRNGRNGRN
?
ITYVegetation type1




X
KHTotal scalar diffusivitym+2 s-1KHKHKH


LAILeaf area index1LAILAILAIX

LFRLightning flash ratekm-2 s-1

Derived from

TS, TH, ZLE,

PLE,

FROCEAN,

CN_PRCP,

CNV_MFC

Derived from

TS, TH, ZLE,

PLE,

FROCEAN,

CN_PRCP,

CNV_MFC

Derived from

TS, TH, ZLE,

PLE,

FROCEAN,

CN_PRCP,

CNV_MFC

X

LWILand ocean ice mask1

Derived from

TS, FRLAKE,

FROCEAN,

FRACI

Derived from

TS, FRLAKE,

FROCEAN,

FRACI

Derived from

TS, FRLAKE,

FROCEAN,

FRACI

XXX
NCN_PRCP

Non-convective

precipitation

kg m-2 s-1



X
PFI_CN

3D flux of ice convective

precipitation

kg m-2 s-1PFICUPFICUPFICU

X
PFL_CN

3d flux of liquid convective

precipitation

kg m-2 s-1PFLCUPFLCUPFLCUX
X
PFI_LSAN

3D flux of ice non

convective precipitation

kg m-2 s-1PFILSANPFILSANPFILSAN
XX
PFL_LSAN

3D flux of lquid non

convective precipitation

kg m-2 s-1PFLLSANPFLLSANPFLLSANXXX
PLEAir pressure at the edgePaPLEPLEPLEXXX
PSSurface pressurePaPSPSPS
X
QSpecific humiditykg kg-1QVQVQVXXX
QCTOT

Mass fraction of total

cloud water

kg kg-1

Derived from

QI & QL

Derived from

QI & QL

Derived from

QI & QL

X

QIIce mixing ratiokg kg-1QIQIQI


QICN

Mass fraction of

convective ice water

kg kg-1

Derived from

QI,

PRECCON,

PRECANV

PRECLSC



X
QITOTIce mixing ratiokg kg-1




X
QLTOTWater mixing ratiokg kg-1




X
QLCloud liquid for radiationkg kg-1QLQLQLX

QLCN

Mass fraction of convective

cloud liquid water

kg kg-1

Derived from

QI,

PRECCON,

PRECANV

PRECLSC



X
REV_CN

Evaporation of convective

precipitation

kg kg-1 s-1REEVAPCN?REEVAPCN?REVAPCN?

X
RH2Relative humidity1

Derived from

Q, TH, PLE

RHRHXXX
SH

Sensible heat flux from

turbulence

W m-2HFLUXHFLUXHFLUX
XX
SNOMASSnow masskg m-2SNOMASSNOMASSNOMAS

X
SNOWDPSnow depthmSNODPSNODPSNODP

X
SWNDSRF

Surface net downward

shortwave flux

W m-2SWGNTSWGNTSWGNTXXX
TAir temperatureKTTTXXX
T2M2-meter air temperatureKT2MT2MT2MX
X
TASurface air temperatureKTLMLTLMLTLMLXX
TAUCLI

Optical thickness for ice

clouds

1TAUCLITAUCLITAUCLIX
X
TAUCLW

Optical thickness for

liquid clouds

1TAUCLWTAUCLWTAUCLWX
X
THPotential temperatureK

Derived from

PLE & T

Derived from

PLE & T

Derived from

PLE & T

XX
TPRECTotal precipitationKg m-2 s-1





TROPPTropopause pressurePaTROPPBTROPPBTROPPBXXX
TSSurface skin temperatureKTSTSTS
XX
TSOIL1Sild temperature at Layer 1KTSOIL1TSOIL1TSOIL1
X
UEastward windm s-1UUU
X
U10M10-meter eastward windm s-1U10MU10MU10MXXX
U10N

Equivalent neutral

10-meter eastward wind

m s-1U10MU10MU10M
X
USTARSurface velocity scalem s-1USTARUSTARUSTARXXX
VNorthward windm s-1VVV
X
V10M10-meter northward windm s-1V10MV10MV10MXXX
V10N

Equivalent neutral

10-meter northward wind

m s-1V10MV10MV10M
X
WET1Surface soil wetness1GWETTOPGWETTOPGWETTOPXXX
WET2Root soil wetness1GWETROOTGWETROOTGWETROOT

X
Z0HSurface roughness for heatmZ0HZ0HZ0HXXX
ZLEGeopotential heightm

Derived from

TH, Q & PLE

ZLEZLEXXX
ZPBL

Planetary boundary layer

height

mPBLHPBLHPBLHXXX
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