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NOAA-CIRES Abbreviation
NOAA-CIRES Full Name
NCEP Reanalysis I Abbreviation
NCEP Reanalysis I Full NameCMIP5 Full NameCMIP5 AbbreviationGrid TypeUnitsDaily?Monthly?
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airAir TemperatureairAir TemperatureAir TemperaturetaPressureKYY
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hgtGeopotential HeighthgtGeopotential HeightGeopotential HeightzgPressuregpmY
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rhumRelative HumidityrhumRelative HumidityRelative HumidityhurPressure%YY
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shumSpecific HumidityshumSpecific HumiditySpecific HumidityhusPressurekg/kgYY
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omegaOmega (Vertical Velocity)omegaOmega (Vertical Velocity)Omega (=dp/dt)wapPressurePa/sYY
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uwndZonal WinduwndU-WindEastward WinduaPressurem/sYY
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vwndMeridional WindvwndV-WindNorthward WindvaPressurem/sYY
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pr_wtr.eatmPrecipitable Water Contentpr_wtr.eatmPrecipitable Water ContentSurface Analysiskg/m²YY
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pres.sfcPressure (Surface)pres.sfcPressureSurface Air PressurepsSurface AnalysisPaYY
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prmslMean Sea Level PressureslpSea Level PressureSea Level PressurepslSurface AnalysisPaYY
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air.2mAir Temperature (2 m)air.2mAir Temperature 2mNear-Surface Air TemperaturetasSurface ForecastKYY
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air.sfcAir Temperature (Surface)skt.sfcSkin TemperatureSurface TemperaturetsSurface ForecastKYY
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cpratConvective Precipitation Ratecprat.sfcConvective Precipitation RateConvective PrecipitationprcSurface Forecastkg/m²/sYY
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dlwrf.sfcDownward Longwave Radiation Fluxdlwrf.sfcDownwards Longwave Radiation FluxSurface Net Downwelling Longwave RadiationrldsSurface ForecastW/m²YY
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dswrf.sfcDownward Solar Radiation Fluxdswrf.sfcDownwards Solar Radiation FluxSurface Net Downwelling Shortwave RadiationrsdsSurface ForecastW/m²YY
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icecIce Concentrationicec.sfcIce ConcentrationSea Ice Area FractionsicSurface Forecast
1(ice) / 0(no-ice)
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lhtflLatent Heat Net Fluxlhtfl.sfcLatent Net Heat FluxSurface Downwards/Upwards Latent Heat FluxhflsSurface ForecastW/m²YY
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pratePrecipitation Rateprate.sfcPrecipitation RatePrecipitation or Rainfall FluxprSurface Forecastkg/m²/sYY
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runoffWater Runoffrunof.sfcWater RunoffTotal RunoffmrroSurface Forecastkg/m²Y
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shtflSensible Heat Net Fluxshtfl.sfcSensible Heat Net Flux
Surface Downwards/Upwards Sensible Heat Flux
hfssSurface ForecastW/m²YY
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shum.2mSpecific Humidity (2 m)shum.2mSpecific Humidity 2mNear-Surface Specific HumidityhussSurface Forecastkg/kgY
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soilmSoil Moisture Content (0-200 cm)
Soilw.0-10cm, soilw.10-200cm
Soil Moisture Content at X cmTotal Soil Moisture ContentmrsoSurface ForecastfractionY
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tcdc.eatmTotal Cloud Covertcdc.eatmTotal Cloud CoverTotal Cloud FractioncltSurface Forecast%YY
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tmax.2mMaximum Temperature (2 m)tmax.2mMaximum Temperature at 2m
Daily Maximum Near-Surface Air Temperature
tasmaxSurface ForecastKYY
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tmin.2mMinimum Temperature (2 m)tmin.2mMinimum Temperature at 2mDaily Minimum Near-Surface Air TemperaturetasminSurface ForecastKYY
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uflxMomentum Flux (u-component)uflx.sfcMomentum Flux (zonal)Surface Downwards Eastwards Wind StresstauuSurface ForecastN/m²YY
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ulwrf.sfcUpward Longwave Radiation Fluxulwrf.sfcUpwards Longwave Radiation FluxSurface Upwelling Longwave RadiationrlusSurface ForecastW/m²YY
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uswrf.sfcUpward Shortwave Radiation Fluxuswrf.sfcUpwards Solar Radiation FluxSurface Upwelling Shortwave RadiationrsusSurface ForecastW/m²YYSignificant Difference between NCEP Reanalysis I and 20CR
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uwnd.10mU-wind (10 m)uwnd.10mU-Wind at 10mEastward Near-Surface WinduasSurface Forecastm/sYAvailable in NCEP Reanalysis I only
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vflxMomentum Flux (v-component)vflx.sfcMomentum Flux (meridional)Surface Downwards Northwards Wind FluxtauvSurface ForecastN/m²YY
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vwnd.10mV-wind (10 m)vwnd.10mV-Wind at 10mNorthward Near-Surface WindvasSurface Forecastm/sY
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csdlf.sfcClear-Sky Downwards Longwave FluxSurface ForecastW/m²Y
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csdsf.sfcClear-Sky Downwards Solar FluxSurface ForecastW/m²Y
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tsoilSoil TemperatureTmp.0-10cm, tmp.10-200cmSoil Temperature at X cmSubsurfaceKYY
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