# AWIPS Grid Parameters

Abbreviation | Description | Units |
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WSPD | 10 Metre neutral wind speed over waves | m/s |

WDRT | 10 Metre Wind Direction Over Waves | Degree |

ARI12H1000YR | 12H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 1000 Year | in*1000 |

ARI12H100YR | 12H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 100 Year | in*1000 |

ARI12H10YR | 12H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 10 Year | in*1000 |

ARI12H1YR | 12H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 1 Year | in*1000 |

ARI12H200YR | 12H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 200 Year | in*1000 |

ARI12H25YR | 12H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 25 Year | in*1000 |

ARI12H2YR | 12H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 2 Year | in*1000 |

ARI12H500YR | 12H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 500 Year | in*1000 |

ARI12H50YR | 12H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 50 Year | in*1000 |

ARI12H5YR | 12H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 5 Year | in*1000 |

PRP12H | 12 hour Precipitation Accumulation Return Period | year |

GaugeInfIndex12H | 12 hour QPE Gauge Influence Index | |

FFG12 | 12-hr flash flood guidance | mm |

FFR12 | 12-hr flash flood runoff values | mm |

EchoTop18 | 18 dBZ Echo Top | km |

ARI1H1000YR | 1H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 1000 Year | in*1000 |

ARI1H100YR | 1H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 100 Year | in*1000 |

ARI1H10YR | 1H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 10 Year | in*1000 |

ARI1H1YR | 1H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 1 Year | in*1000 |

ARI1H200YR | 1H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 200 Year | in*1000 |

ARI1H25YR | 1H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 25 Year | in*1000 |

ARI1H2YR | 1H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 2 Year | in*1000 |

ARI1H500YR | 1H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 500 Year | in*1000 |

ARI1H50YR | 1H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 50 Year | in*1000 |

ARI1H5YR | 1H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 5 Year | in*1000 |

PRP01H | 1 hour Precipitation Accumulation Return Period | year |

GaugeInfIndex01H | 1 hour QPE Gauge Influence Index | |

QPEFFG01H | 1 hour QPE-to-FFG Ratio | % |

FFG01 | 1-hr flash flood guidance | mm |

FFR01 | 1-hr flash flood runoff values | mm |

QPE01 | 1-hr Quantitative Precip Estimate | mm |

QPE01_ACR | 1-hr Quantitative Precip Estimate | mm |

QPE01_ALR | 1-hr Quantitative Precip Estimate | mm |

QPE01_FWR | 1-hr Quantitative Precip Estimate | mm |

QPE01_KRF | 1-hr Quantitative Precip Estimate | mm |

QPE01_MSR | 1-hr Quantitative Precip Estimate | mm |

QPE01_ORN | 1-hr Quantitative Precip Estimate | mm |

QPE01_PTR | 1-hr Quantitative Precip Estimate | mm |

QPE01_RHA | 1-hr Quantitative Precip Estimate | mm |

QPE01_RSA | 1-hr Quantitative Precip Estimate | mm |

QPE01_STR | 1-hr Quantitative Precip Estimate | mm |

QPE01_TAR | 1-hr Quantitative Precip Estimate | mm |

QPE01_TIR | 1-hr Quantitative Precip Estimate | mm |

QPE01_TUA | 1-hr Quantitative Precip Estimate | mm |

EVEC1 | 1st Vector Component of Electric Field | V*m^1 |

BVEC1 | 1st Vector Component of Magnetic Field | T |

VEL1 | 1st Vector Component of Velocity (Coordinate system dependent) | m*s^1 |

TCSRG20 | 20% Tropical Cyclone Storm Surge Exceedance | m |

ARI24H1000YR | 24H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 1000 Year | in*1000 |

ARI24H100YR | 24H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 100 Year | in*1000 |

ARI24H10YR | 24H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 10 Year | in*1000 |

ARI24H1YR | 24H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 1 Year | in*1000 |

ARI24H200YR | 24H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 200 Year | in*1000 |

ARI24H25YR | 24H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 25 Year | in*1000 |

ARI24H2YR | 24H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 2 Year | in*1000 |

ARI24H500YR | 24H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 500 Year | in*1000 |

ARI24H50YR | 24H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 50 Year | in*1000 |

ARI24H5YR | 24H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 5 Year | in*1000 |

PRP24H | 24 hour Precipitation Accumulation Return Period | year |

GaugeInfIndex24H | 24 hour QPE Gauge Influence Index | |

FFG24 | 24-hr flash flood guidance | mm |

FFR24 | 24-hr flash flood runoff values | mm |

QPE24 | 24-hr Quantitative Precip Estimate | mm |

QPE24_ACR | 24-hr Quantitative Precip Estimate | mm |

QPE24_ALR | 24-hr Quantitative Precip Estimate | mm |

QPE24_FWR | 24-hr Quantitative Precip Estimate | mm |

QPE24_KRF | 24-hr Quantitative Precip Estimate | mm |

QPE24_MSR | 24-hr Quantitative Precip Estimate | mm |

QPE24_ORN | 24-hr Quantitative Precip Estimate | mm |

QPE24_PTR | 24-hr Quantitative Precip Estimate | mm |

QPE24_RHA | 24-hr Quantitative Precip Estimate | mm |

QPE24_RSA | 24-hr Quantitative Precip Estimate | mm |

QPE24_STR | 24-hr Quantitative Precip Estimate | mm |

QPE24_TAR | 24-hr Quantitative Precip Estimate | mm |

QPE24_TIR | 24-hr Quantitative Precip Estimate | mm |

QPE24_TUA | 24-hr Quantitative Precip Estimate | mm |

QPF24 | 24-hr Quantitative Precip Forecast | mm |

QPF24_ACR | 24-hr Quantitative Precip Forecast | mm |

QPF24_ALR 205 | 24-hr Quantitative Precip Forecast | mm |

QPF24_FWR | 24-hr Quantitative Precip Forecast | mm |

QPF24_KRF | 24-hr Quantitative Precip Forecast | mm |

QPF24_MSR | 24-hr Quantitative Precip Forecast | mm |

QPF24_ORN | 24-hr Quantitative Precip Forecast | mm |

QPF24_PTR | 24-hr Quantitative Precip Forecast | mm |

QPF24_RHA | 24-hr Quantitative Precip Forecast | mm |

QPF24_RSA | 24-hr Quantitative Precip Forecast | mm |

QPF24_STR | 24-hr Quantitative Precip Forecast | mm |

QPF24_TAR | 24-hr Quantitative Precip Forecast | mm |

QPF24_TIR | 24-hr Quantitative Precip Forecast | mm |

QPF24_TUA | 24-hr Quantitative Precip Forecast | mm |

ARI2H1000YR | 2H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 1000 Year | in*1000 |

ARI2H100YR | 2H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 100 Year | in*1000 |

ARI2H10YR | 2H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 10 Year | in*1000 |

ARI2H1YR | 2H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 1 Year | in*1000 |

ARI2H200YR | 2H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 200 Year | in*1000 |

ARI2H25YR | 2H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 25 Year | in*1000 |

ARI2H2YR | 2H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 2 Year | in*1000 |

ARI2H500YR | 2H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 500 Year | in*1000 |

ARI2H50YR | 2H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 50 Year | in*1000 |

ARI2H5YR | 2H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 5 Year | in*1000 |

EVEC2 | 2nd Vector Component of Electric Field | V*m^1 |

BVEC2 | 2nd Vector Component of Magnetic Field | T |

VEL2 | 2nd Vector Component of Velocity (Coordinate system dependent) | m*s^1 |

EchoTop30 | 30 dBZ Echo Top | km |

ARI30M1000YR | 30M Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 1000 Year | in*1000 |

ARI30M100YR | 30M Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 100 Year | in*1000 |

ARI30M10YR | 30M Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 10 Year | in*1000 |

ARI30M1YR | 30M Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 1 Year | in*1000 |

ARI30M200YR | 30M Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 200 Year | in*1000 |

ARI30M25YR | 30M Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 25 Year | in*1000 |

ARI30M2YR | 30M Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 2 Year | in*1000 |

ARI30M500YR | 30M Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 500 Year | in*1000 |

ARI30M50YR | 30M Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 50 Year | in*1000 |

ARI30M5YR | 30M Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 5 Year | in*1000 |

PRP30min | 30 min Precipitation Accumulation Return Period | year |

TCSRG30 | 30% Tropical Cyclone Storm Surge Exceedance | m |

SALIN | 3-D Salinity | |

WTMPC | 3-D Temperature | ℃ |

ARI3H1000YR | 3H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 1000 Year | in*1000 |

ARI3H100YR | 3H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 100 Year | in*1000 |

ARI3H10YR | 3H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 10 Year | in*1000 |

ARI3H1YR | 3H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 1 Year | in*1000 |

ARI3H200YR | 3H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 200 Year | in*1000 |

ARI3H25YR | 3H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 25 Year | in*1000 |

ARI3H2YR | 3H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 2 Year | in*1000 |

ARI3H500YR | 3H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 500 Year | in*1000 |

ARI3H50YR | 3H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 50 Year | in*1000 |

ARI3H5YR | 3H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 5 Year | in*1000 |

PRP03H | 3 hour Precipitation Accumulation Return Period | year |

GaugeInfIndex03H | 3 hour QPE Gauge Influence Index | |

QPEFFG03H | 3 hour QPE-to-FFG Ratio | % |

FFG03 | 3-hr flash flood guidance | mm |

FFR03 | 3-hr flash flood runoff values | mm |

TSLSA | 3-hr pressure tendency (Std. Atmos. Reduction) | Pa/s |

EVEC3 | 3rd Vector Component of Electric Field | V*m^1 |

BVEC3 | 3rd Vector Component of Magnetic Field | T |

VEL3 | 3rd Vector Component of Velocity (Coordinate system dependent) | m*s^1 |

TCSRG40 | 40% Tropical Cyclone Storm Surge Exceedance | m |

GaugeInfIndex48H | 48 hour QPE Gauge Influence Index | |

EchoTop50 | 50 dBZ Echo Top | km |

TCSRG50 | 50% Tropical Cyclone Storm Surge Exceedance | m |

5WAVA | 5-wave geopotential height anomaly | gpm |

5WAVA | 5-Wave Geopotential Height Anomaly | gpm |

5WAVH | 5-wave geopotential height | gpm |

5WAVH | 5-Wave Geopotential Height | gpm |

EchoTop60 | 60 dBZ Echo Top | km |

TCSRG60 | 60% Tropical Cyclone Storm Surge Exceedance | m |

ARI6H1000YR | 6H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 1000 Year | in*1000 |

ARI6H100YR | 6H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 100 Year | in*1000 |

ARI6H10YR | 6H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 10 Year | in*1000 |

ARI6H1YR | 6H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 1 Year | in*1000 |

ARI6H200YR | 6H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 200 Year | in*1000 |

ARI6H25YR | 6H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 25 Year | in*1000 |

ARI6H2YR | 6H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 2 Year | in*1000 |

ARI6H500YR | 6H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 500 Year | in*1000 |

ARI6H50YR | 6H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 50 Year | in*1000 |

ARI6H5YR | 6H Average Recurrance Interval Accumulation 5 Year | in*1000 |

PRP06H | 6 hour Precipitation Accumulation Return Period | year |

GaugeInfIndex06H | 6 hour QPE Gauge Influence Index | |

QPEFFG06H | 6 hour QPE-to-FFG Ratio | % |

FFG06 | 6-hr flash flood guidance | mm |

FFR06 | 6-hr flash flood runoff values | mm |

QPE06 | 6-hr Quantitative Precip Estimate | mm |

QPE06_ACR | 6-hr Quantitative Precip Estimate | mm |

QPE06_ALR | 6-hr Quantitative Precip Estimate | mm |

QPE06_FWR | 6-hr Quantitative Precip Estimate | mm |

QPE06_KRF | 6-hr Quantitative Precip Estimate | mm |

QPE06_MSR | 6-hr Quantitative Precip Estimate | mm |

QPE06_ORN | 6-hr Quantitative Precip Estimate | mm |

QPE06_PTR | 6-hr Quantitative Precip Estimate | mm |

QPE06_RHA | 6-hr Quantitative Precip Estimate | mm |

QPE06_RSA | 6-hr Quantitative Precip Estimate | mm |

QPE06_STR | 6-hr Quantitative Precip Estimate | mm |

QPE06_TAR | 6-hr Quantitative Precip Estimate | mm |

QPE06_TIR | 6-hr Quantitative Precip Estimate | mm |

QPE06_TUA | 6-hr Quantitative Precip Estimate | mm |

QPF06 | 6-hr Quantitative Precip Forecast | mm |

QPF06_ACR | 6-hr Quantitative Precip Forecast | mm |

QPF06_ALR | 6-hr Quantitative Precip Forecast | mm |

QPF06_FWR | 6-hr Quantitative Precip Forecast | mm |

QPF06_KRF | 6-hr Quantitative Precip Forecast | mm |

QPF06_MSR | 6-hr Quantitative Precip Forecast | mm |

QPF06_ORN | 6-hr Quantitative Precip Forecast | mm |

QPF06_PTR | 6-hr Quantitative Precip Forecast | mm |

QPF06_RHA | 6-hr Quantitative Precip Forecast | mm |

QPF06_RSA | 6-hr Quantitative Precip Forecast | mm |

QPF06_STR | 6-hr Quantitative Precip Forecast | mm |

QPF06_TAR | 6-hr Quantitative Precip Forecast | mm |

QPF06_TIR | 6-hr Quantitative Precip Forecast | mm |

QPF06_TUA | 6-hr Quantitative Precip Forecast | mm |

TCSRG70 | 70% Tropical Cyclone Storm Surge Exceedance | m |

GaugeInfIndex72H | 72 hour QPE Gauge Influence Index | |

TCSRG80 | 80% Tropical Cyclone Storm Surge Exceedance | m |

TCSRG90 | 90% Tropical Cyclone Storm Surge Exceedance | m |

ABSD | Absolute divergence | s^-1 |

ABSH | Absolute Humidity | kg m-3 |

AH | Absolute humidity | kg/m^3 |

ABSV | Absolute vorticity | s^-1 |

ASD | Accumulated Snow Depth | m |

ACOND | Aerodynamic conductance | m/s |

AETYP | Aerosol type | (Code table 4.205) |

AC137 | Air concentration of Caesium 137 | Bq/m^3 |

AI131 | Air concentration of Iodine 131 | Bq/m^3 |

ARADP | Air concentration of radioactive pollutant | Bq/m^3 |

ALBDO | Albedo | % |

ACWVH | Altimeter corrected wave height | m |

ALRRC | Altimeter Range Relative Correction | |

ASET | Altimeter setting | Pa |

AWVH | Altimeter wave height | m |

ALTMSL | Altitude above mean sea level | m |

ANCConvectiveOutlook | ANC Convective Outlook | |

ANCFinalForecast | ANC Final Forecast | dBZ |

AOSGSO | Angle Of Sub-Grid Scale Orography | Rad |

ASGSO | Anisotropy Of Sub-Grid Scale Orography | Numeric |

APTMP | Apparent Temperature | K |

ARBTXT | Arbitrary text string | CCITTIA5 |

ASHFL | Assimilative Heat Flux | W/m^2 |

AMIXL | Asymptotic mixing length scale | m |

ATMDIV | Atmospheric Divergence | s^-1 |

AVSFT | Average surface skin temperature | K |

BARET | Bare soil surface skin temperature | K |

BKENG | Barotropic Kinectic Energy | J/kg |

UBARO | Barotropic U velocity | m/s |

UBARO | Barotropic U Velocity | m/s |

VBARO | Barotropic V velocity | m/s |

VBARO | Barotropic V Velocity | m/s |

BGRUN | Baseflow-groundwater runoff | mm |

BASRV | Base radial velocity | m/s |

BASR | Base reflectivity | dB |

BASSW | Base spectrum width | m/s |

4LFTX | Best (4-layer) lifted index | K |

4LFTX | Best (4 layer) Lifted Index | K |

BLI | Best lifted index (to 500 mb) | K |

BMIXL | Blackadars mixing length scale | m |

BLST | Bottom layer soil temperature | K |

NONE | Bottom of Ocean Isothermal Layer | m |

OBIL | Bottom of Ocean Isothermal Layer | m |

NONE | Bottom of Ocean Mixed Layer (m) | m |

OBML | Bottom of Ocean Mixed Layer (m) | m |

BCBL | Boundary layer cloud bottom level | |

BCBL | Boundary Layer Cloud Bottom Level | |

BCLY | Boundary Layer Cloud Layer | |

BCY | Boundary layer cloud layer | |

BCY | Boundary Layer Cloud Layer | |

BCTL | Boundary layer cloud top level | |

BCTL | Boundary Layer Cloud Top Level | |

BLYSP | Boundary layer dissipation | W/m^2 |

BrightBandBottomHeight | Bright Band Bottom Height | m |

BrightBandTopHeight | Bright Band Top Height | m |

BRTMP | Brightness temperature | K |

CAIIRAD | CaII-K Radiance | W*s*r^1*m^2 |

CCOND | Canopy conductance | m/s |

EVCW | Canopy water evaporation | W/m^2 |

CONVP | Categorical Convection | categorical |

CFRZR | Categorical Freezing Rain | |

CFRZR | Categorical Freezing Rain | Code table 4.222 |

CFRZR | Categorical Freezing Rain | non-dim |

CFRZR | Categorical freezing rain | (See Code table 4.222) |

CFRZR | Categorical Freezing Rain (yes=1; no=0) | |

CFRZR | Categorical Freezing Rain (yes=1; no=0) | non-dim |

CICEP | Categorical Ice Pellets | |

CICEP | Categorical Ice Pellets | Code table 4.222 |

CICEP | Categorical Ice Pellets | non-dim |

CICEP | Categorical ice pellets | (See Code table 4.222) |

CICEP | Categorical Ice Pellets (yes=1; no=0) | |

CICEP | Categorical Ice Pellets (yes=1; no=0) | non-dim |

CLGTN | Categorical Lightning | categorical |

OZCAT | Categorical Ozone Concentration | Non-Dim |

OZCAT | Categorical Ozone Concentration | |

CRAIN | Categorical Rain | Code table 4.222 |

CRAIN | Categorical Rain | |

CRAIN | Categorical Rain | non-dim |

CRAIN | Categorical rain | (See Code table 4.222) |

CRAIN | Categorical Rain (yes=1; no=0) | |

CRAIN | Categorical Rain (yes=1; no=0) | non-dim |

SVRTS | Categorical Servre Thunderstorm | |

SVRTS | Categorical Severe Thunderstorm | |

CSNOW | Categorical Snow | Code table 4.222 |

CSNOW | Categorical Snow | |

CSNOW | Categorical Snow | non-dim |

CSNOW | Categorical snow | (See Code table 4.222) |

CSNOW | Categorical Snow (yes=1; no=0) | |

CSNOW | Categorical Snow (yes=1; no=0) | non-dim |

CTSTM | Categorical Thunderstorm (1-yes, 0-no) | categorical |

TSTMC | Categorical Thunderstorm (1-yes, 0-no) | categorical |

CCEIL | Ceiling | m |

LightningDensity15min | CG Lightning Density (15 min.) | Flashes/km^2/min |

LightningDensity1min | CG Lightning Density (1 min.) | Flashes/km^2/min |

LightningDensity30min | CG Lightning Density (30 min.) | Flashes/km^2/min |

LightningDensity5min | CG Lightning Density (5 min.) | Flashes/km^2/min |

LightningProbabilityNext30min | CG Lightning Probability (0-30 min.) | % |

CAT | Clear Air Turbulence (CAT) | % |

CAT | Clear Air Turbulence(CAT) | % |

CSDLF | Clear Sky Downward Long Wave Flux | W/m^2 |

CSDSF | Clear sky downward solar flux | W/m^2 |

CSULF | Clear Sky Upward Long Wave Flux | W/m^2 |

CSUSF | Clear Sky Upward Solar Flux | W/m^2 |

CDUVB | Clear sky UV-B downward solar flux | W/m^2 |

CAMT | Cloud amount | % |

CBL | Cloud Base Level | |

CBASE | Cloud base | m |

CEIL | Cloud Ceiling | |

CLG | Cloud ceiling | |

CLG | Cloud Ceiling | |

CloudCover | Cloud Cover | K |

CFNLF | Cloud Forcing Net Long Wave Flux | W/m^2 |

CFNSF | Cloud Forcing Net Solar Flux | W/m^2 |

CDCIMR | Cloud Ice Mixing Ratio | kg/kg |

CICE | Cloud ice | mm |

CLOUDM | Cloud mask | (Code table 4.217) |

CLWMR | Cloud Mixing Ratio | kg kg-1 |

CLWMR | Cloud mixing ratio | kg/kg |

CTOPHQI | Cloud top height quality indicator | (Code table 4.219) |

CTOP | Cloud top | m |

heightCTHGT | Cloud top | m |

CTYP | Cloud type | (Code table 4.203) |

CWAT | Cloud water | mm |

CWORK | Cloud work function | J/kg |

CWORK | Cloud Work Function | J/kg |

CDWW | Coefficient of Drag With Waves | |

CISOILW | Column-Integrated Soil Water | mm |

REFC | Composite reflectivity | dB |

MergedReflectivityQCComposite | Composite Reflectivity | dBZ |

HeightCompositeReflectivity | Composite Reflectivity Height | m |

MergedReflectivityQComposite | Composite Reflectivity Mosaic | dBZ |

EF25M | Cond 25% pcpn smy fractile past 24 hrs | mm |

EF50M | Cond 50% pcpn smy fractile past 24 hrs | mm |

TCOND | Condensate | kg kg-1 |

CONDE | Condensate | kg/kg |

CONDP | Condensation Pressure of Parcali Lifted From Indicate Surface | Pa |

CONDP | Condensation Pressure of Parcal Lifted From Indicate Surface | Pa |

CPPAF | Conditional percent precipitation amount fractile for an overall period (Encoded as an accumulation) | mm |

CICEL | Confidence - Ceiling | |

CIFLT | Confidence - Flight Category | |

CIVIS | Confidence - Visibility | |

CONTB | Contrail base | m |

CONTB | Contrail Base | m |

CONTE | Contrail engine type | (Code table 4.211) |

CONTET | Contrail Engine Type | See Table 4.211 |

CONTI | Contrail intensity | (Code table 4.210) |

CONTI | Contrail Intensity | See Table 4.210 |

CONTT | Contrail top | m |

CONTT | Contrail Top | m |

CONUSMergedReflectivity | CONUS Merged Reflectivity | dBZ |

CONUSPlusMergedReflectivity | CONUS-Plus Merged Reflectivity | dBZ |

CONVP | Convection Potential | |

CAPE | Convective available potential energy | J/kg |

CCBL | Convective cloud bottom level | |

CCBL | Convective Cloud Bottom Level | |

CCLY | Convective Cloud | |

CCY | Convective cloud | |

CCY | Convective Cloud | |

CDCON | Convective cloud cover | % |

CUEFI | Convective Cloud Efficiency | |

CUEFI | Convective Cloud Efficiency | non-dim |

CUEFI | Convective cloud efficiency | Proportion |

MFLUX | Convective Cloud Mass Flux | Pa/s |

CCTL | Convective cloud top level | |

CCTL | Convective Cloud Top Level | |

CNVDEMF | Convective detrainment mass flux | mm/s |

CNVDMF | Convective downdraft mass flux | mm/s |

CNGWDV | Convective Gravity wave drag meridional acceleration | m/s^2 |

CNGWDU | Convective Gravity wave drag zonal acceleration | m/s^2 |

CIN | Convective inhibition | J/kg |

CNVV | Convective meridional momentum mixing acceleration | m/s^2 |

ACPCP | Convective Precipitation | kg m-2 |

ACPCP | Convective precipitation | mm |

ACPCPN | Convective precipitation (nearest grid point) | kg/m2 |

ACPCPN | Convective precipitation (nearest grid point) | mm |

CPRAT | Convective Precipitation Rate | kg m-2 s-1 |

CPRAT | Convective Precipitation Rate | kg*m^-2*s^-1 |

CPRAT | Convective precipitation rate | mm / s |

CPRAT | Convective Precipitation Rate | mm / s |

CSRATE | Convective Snowfall Rate | m s-1 |

CSRATE | Convective Snowfall Rate | m/s |

CSRWE | Convective Snowfall Rate Water Equivalent | kg m-2s-1 |

CSRWE | Convective Snowfall Rate Water Equivalent | mm/s |

SNOC | Convective snow | mm |

CNVUMF | Convective updraft mass flux | mm/s |

CWP | Convective Water Precipitation | kg m-2 |

CWP | Convective Water Precipitation | mm |

CWDI | Convective Weather Detection Index | |

CNVU | Convective zonal momentum mixing acceleration | m/s^2 |

SNO C | Convect Snow | kg m-2 |

NTRNFLUX | Cosmic Ray Neutron Flux | h^1 |

COVTZ | Covariance between izonal component of the wind and temperature. Defined as [uT]-[u][T], where "[]" indicates the mean over the indicated time span. | K*m/s |

COVMM | Covariance between meridional and meridional components of the wind. Defined as [vv]-[v][v], where "[]" indicates the mean over the indicated time span. | m^2/s^2 |

COVMZ | Covariance between Meridional and Zonal Components of the wind. | m^2/s^2 |

COVTM | Covariance between meridional component of the wind and temperature. Defined as [vT]-[v][T], where "[]" indicates the mean over the indicated time span. | K*m/s |

COVQM | Covariance between specific humidity and meridional components of the wind. Defined as [vq]-[v][q], where "[]" indicates the mean over the indicated time span. | kg/kg*m/s |

COVQQ | Covariance between specific humidity and specific humidy. Defined as [qq]-[q][q], where "[]" indicates the mean over the indicated time span. | kg/kg*kg/kg |

COVQVV | Covariance between specific humidity and vertical components of the wind. Defined as [Ωq]-[Ω][q], where "[]" indicates the mean over the indicated time span. | kg/kg*Pa/s |

COVQZ | Covariance between specific humidity and zonal components of the wind. Defined as [uq]-[u][q], where "[]" indicates the mean over the indicated time span. | kg/kg*m/s |

COVPSPS | Covariance between surface pressure and surface pressure. Defined as [Psfc]-[Psfc][Psfc], where "[]" indicates the mean over the indicated time span. | Pa*Pa |

COVTM | Covariance between Temperature and Meridional Components of the wind. | K*m/s |

COVTT | Covariance between temperature and temperature. Defined as [TT]-[T][T], where "[]" indicates the mean over the indicated time span. | K*K |

COVTW | Covariance between temperature and vertical component of the wind. Defined as [wT]-[w][T], where "[]" indicates the mean over the indicated time span. | K*m/s |

COVTVV | Covariance between temperature and vertical components of the wind. Defined as [ΩT]-[Ω][T], where "[]" indicates the mean over the indicated time span. | K*Pa/s |

COVTZ | Covariance between Temperature and Zonal Components of the wind. | K*m/s |

COVVVVV | Covariance between vertical and vertical components of the wind. Defined as [ΩΩ]-[Ω][Ω], where "[]" indicates the mean over the indicated time span. | Pa^2/s^2 |

COVMZ | Covariance between zonal and meridional components of the wind. Defined as [uv]-[u][v], where "[]" indicates the mean over the indicated time span. | m^2/s^2 |

COVZZ | Covariance between zonal and zonal components of the wind. Defined as [uu]-[u][u], where "[]" indicates the mean over the indicated time span. | m^2/s^2 |

CrestMaxStreamflow | CREST Maximum Streamflow | (m^3)*(s^-1) |

CrestMaxUStreamflow | CREST Maximum Unit Streamflow | (m^3)*(s^-1)*(km^-2) |

CrestSoilMoisture | CREST Soil Moisture | % |

CRTFRQ | Critical Frequency | Hz |

CB | Cumulonimbus Base | m |

CBHE | Cumulonimbus Horizontal Exten | % |

CT | Cumulonimbus Top | m |

DIRC | Current direction | Degree true |

SPC | Current speed | m/s |

DCBL | Deep convective cloud bottom level | |

DCBL | Deep Convective Cloud Bottom Level | |

DCCBL | Deep Convective Cloud Bottom Level | |

DCCTL | Deep Convective Cloud Top Level | |

DCTL | Deep convective cloud top level | |

DCTL | Deep Convective Cloud Top Level | |

CNVHR | Deep Convective Heating rate | K/s |

CNVMR | Deep Convective Moistening Rate | kg kg-1 s-1 |

CNVMR | Deep Convective Moistening Rate | kg/kg*s |

DALT | Density altitude | m |

DEN | Density | kg/m^3 |

DBLL | Depth Below Land surface | m |

DPBLW | Depth below land surface | m |

DBSL | Depth Below Sea Level | m |

DPMSL | Depth below sea level | m |

REFZI | Derived radar reflectivity backscatter from ice | mm^6/m^3 |

REFZI | Derived radar reflectivity backscatter from ice | mm^6*m^-3 |

REFZC | Derived radar reflectivity backscatter from parameterized convection | mm^6/m^3 |

REFZC | Derived radar reflectivity backscatter from parameterized convection | mm^6*m^-3 |

REFZR | Derived radar reflectivity backscatter from rain | mm^6/m^3 |

REFZR | Derived radar reflectivity backscatter from rain | mm^6*m^-3 |

REFD | Derived radar reflectivity | dB |

DEVMSL | Deviation of sea level from mean | m |

DEPR | Dew point depression or deficit | K |

DPT | Dew point temperature | K |

DIREC | Direct Evaporation Cease(Soil Moisture) | kg/m^3 |

SMDRY | Direct evaporation cease (soil moisture) | Proportion |

EVBS | Direct evaporation from bare soil | W/m^2 |

DIRWWW | Directional Width of The Wind Waves | |

Degree true | Direction Degrees true | DIRDEGTRU |

WWSDIR | Direction of combined wind waves and swell | Degree |

DICED | Direction of ice drift | Degree true |

SWDIR | Direction of swell waves | Degree |

WVDIR | Direction of wind waves | Degree |

DSKDAY | Disk Intensity Day | J*m^2*s^1 |

DSKINT | Disk Intensity | j*m^2*s^1 |

DSKNGT | Disk Intensity Night | J*m^2*s^1 |

DLWRF | Downward Long-Wave Rad. Flux | W/m^2 |

DLWRF | Downward long-wave radiation flux | W/m^2 |

Downward Long-W/m^2 | DLWRF | |

DSWRF | Downward Short-Wave Rad. Flux | W/m^2 |

DSWRF | Downward short-wave radiation flux | W/m^2 |

Downward Short-W/m^2 | DSWRF | |

DTRF | Downward Total radiation Flux | W/m^2 |

DWUVR | Downward UV Radiation | W/m^2 |

CD | Drag Coefficient | |

CD | Drag coefficient | Numeric |

ELON | East Longitude (0 - 360) | deg |

ELON | East Longitude (0 - 360) | degrees |

ELONN | East Longitude (nearest neighbor) (0 - 360) | degrees |

RETOP | Echo Top | m |

RADT | Effective radiative skin temperature | K |

ETOT | Electric Field Magnitude | V*m^1 |

ELCDEN | Electron Density | m^3 |

DIFEFLUX | Electron Flux (Differential) | (m^2*s*sr*eV)^1 |

INTEFLUX | Electron Flux (Integral) | (m^2*s*sr)^1 |

ELECTMP | Electron Temperature | K |

ELSCT | Elevation of snow covered terrain | (Code table 4.216) |

EHELX | Energy helicity index | Numeric |

EATM | Entire atmosphere (considered as a single layer) | |

EA | Entire Atmosphere | |

EATM | Entire Atmosphere | |

NONE | Entire Atmosphere | |

EOCN | Entire ocean (considered as a single layer) | |

EOCN | Entire Ocean | |

NONE | Entire Ocean | |

EHLT | Equilibrium level | |

EHLT | Equilibrium Level | |

REFZC | Equivalent radar reflectivity factor for parameterized convection | m m6 m-3 |

REFZR | Equivalent radar reflectivity factor for rain | m m6 m-3 |

REFZI | Equivalent radar reflectivity factor for snow | m m6 m-3 |

ESTPC | Estimated precipitation | mm |

ESTUWIND | Estimated u component of wind | m/s |

ESTVWIND | Estimated v component of wind | m/s |

ELYR | Eta Level | Eta value |

ETAL | Eta Level | Eta value |

EUVRAD | EUV Radiance | W*s*r^1*m^2 |

EVP | Evaporation | kg m-2 |

EVP | Evaporation | mm |

Evaporation - Precipitation | cm/day EMNP | |

EMNP | Evaporation - Precipitation | cm/day |

EMNP | Evaporation - Precipitation | cm per day |

EVAPT | Evapotranspiration | kg^-2*s^-1 |

SFEXC | Exchange coefficient | kg*m^-2*s^-1 |

SFEXC | Exchange coefficient | mm * s |

ETCWL | Extra Tropical Storm Surge Combined Surge and Tide | m |

ETSRG | Extra Tropical Storm Surge | m |

F107 | F10.7 | W*m^2*H*z^1 |

FLDCP | Field Capacity | fraction |

FIREDI | Fire Detection Indicator | (Code Table 4.223) |

FIREODT | Fire Outlook Due to Dry Thunderstorm | index(see GRIB 2 code table 4.224) |

FIREOLK | Fire Outlook | index (see GRIB 2 code table 4.224) |

FFG | Flash flood guidance (Encoded as an accumulation over a floating subinterval of time between the reference time and valid time) | mm |

FFRUN | Flash flood runoff (Encoded as an accumulation over a floating subinterval of time) | mm |

FLGHT | Flight Category | |

QREC | Flood plain recharge | mm |

ModelHeight0C | Freezing Level Height | m |

FRZR | Freezing Rain | kg/m2 |

FRZR | Freezing Rain | mm |

FPRATE | Freezing Rain Precipitation Rate | kg m-2s-1 |

FPRATE | Freezing Rain Precipitation Rate | mm/s |

FREQ | Frequency | s^-1 |

FRICV | Frictional velocity | m/s |

FRICV | Frictional Velocity | m/s |

FRICV | Friction Velocity | m/s |

FROZR | Frozen Rain | kg/m2 |

FROZR | Frozen Rain | mm |

GHT | Geometrical height | m |

DBSS | Geometric Depth Below Sea Surface | m |

DIST | Geometric height | m |

GPA | Geopotential height anomaly | gpm |

GH | Geopotential height | gpm |

HGT | Geopotential height | gpm |

HGTN | Geopotential Height (nearest grid point) | gpm |

GP | Geopotential | m^2/s^2 |

GRAD | Global radiation flux | W/m^2 |

GRAUP | Graupel (snow pellets) | kg/kg |

GRLE | Grauple | kg kg-1 |

GSGSO | Gravity Of Sub-Grid Scale Orography | W/m^2 |

GWDV | Gravity wave drag meridional acceleration | m/s^2 |

GWDU | Gravity wave drag zonal acceleration | m/s^2 |

GCBL | Grid scale cloud bottom level | |

GCBL | Grid Scale Cloud Bottom Level | |

GSCBL | Grid Scale Cloud Bottom Level | |

GCTL | Grid scale cloud top level | |

GCTL | Grid Scale Cloud Top Level | |

GSCTL | Grid Scale Cloud Top Level | |

GC137 | Ground deposition of Caesium 137 | Bq/m^2 |

GI131 | Ground deposition of Iodine 131 | Bq/m^2 |

GRADP | Ground deposition of radioactive | Bq/m^2 |

GFLUX | Ground heat flux | W/m^2 |

SFC | Ground or Water Surface | |

GWREC | Groundwater recharge | mm |

HAIL | Hail | m |

HAILPROB | Hail probability | % |

HINDEX | Haines Index | Numeric |

SIGHAL | Hall Conductivity | S*m^1 |

HARAD | H-Alpha Radiance | W*s*r^1*m^2 |

HFLUX | Heat Flux | W/m^2 |

HTX | Heat index | K |

DIFIFLUX | Heavy Ion Flux (Differential) | ((m^2*s*sr*eV)/nuc)^1 |

INTIFLUX | Heavy Ion Flux (iIntegral) | (m^2*s*sr)^1 |

HGTAG | Height above ground (see Note 1) | m |

H50Above0C | Height of 50 dBZ Echo Above 0C | km |

H50AboveM20C | Height of 50 dBZ Echo Above -20C | km |

H60Above0C | Height of 60 dBZ Echo Above 0C | km |

H60AboveM20C | Height of 60 dBZ Echo Above -20C | km |

HELCOR | Heliospheric Radiance | W*s*r^1*m^2 |

ABSRB | HF Absorption | dB |

ABSFRQ | HF Absorption Frequency | Hz |

HPRIMF | h'F | m |

HCBL | High cloud bottom level | |

HCBL | High Cloud Bottom Level | |

HCDC | High cloud cover | % |

HCL | High cloud layer | |

HCL | High Cloud Layer | |

HCLY | High Cloud Layer | |

HCTL | High cloud top level | |

HCTL | High Cloud Top Level | |

HSCLW | Highest top level of supercooled liquid water layer | |

HSCLW | Highest Top Level of Supercooled Liquid Water Layer | |

HTSLW | Highest Top Level of Supercooled Liquid Water Layer | |

HTFL | Highest tropospheric freezing level | |

HTFL | Highest Tropospheric Freezing Level | |

HighLayerCompositeReflectivity | High Layer Composite Reflectivity (24-60 kft) | dBZ |

HAVNI | High-Level aviation interest | |

HRCONO | High risk convective outlook | categorical |

MCONV | Horizontal Moisture Convergence | kg kg-1 s-1 |

HMC | Horizontal moisture convergence | kg/kg*s |

MCONV | Horizontal Moisture Divergence | kg kg-1 s-1 |

MCONV | Horizontal Moisture Divergence | kg*kg^-1*s^-1 |

MCONV | Horizontal moisture divergence | kg/kg*s |

MCONV | Horizontal Moisture Divergence | kg/kg*s |

MFLX | Horizontal momentum flux | N/m^2 |

MFLX | Horizontal Momentum Flux | N * m-2 |

MFLX | Horizontal Momentum Flux | N/m^2 |

CompositeReflectivityMaxHourly | Hourly Composite Reflectivity Maximum | dBZ |

MAXDVV | Hourly Maximum of Downward Vertical Vorticity in the lowest 400hPa | m/s |

MAXREF | Hourly Maximum of Simulated Reflectivity at 1 km AGL | dB |

MXUPHL | Hourly Maximum of Updraft Helicity over Layer 2-5 km AGL | m^2/s^2 |

MXUPHL | Hourly Maximum of Updraft Helicity over Layer 2km to 5 km AGL | m^2/s^2 |

MAXUVV | Hourly Maximum of Upward Vertical Vorticity in the lowest 400hPa | m/s |

MIXR | Humidity Mixing Ratio | kg kg-1 |

MIXR | Humidity mixing ratio | kg/kg |

RCQ | Humidity parameterin canopy conductance | Fraction |

RCQ | Humidity parameter in canopy conductance | Proportion |

HYBL | Hybrid Level | |

HCBB | ICAO Height at Cumulonimbus Bas | m |

HCBT | ICAO Height at Cumulonimbus To | m |

HECBB | ICAO Height at Embedded Cumulonimbus Bas | m |

HECBT | ICAO Height at Embedded Cumulonimbus To | m |

ICAHT | ICAO Standard Atmosphere Reference Height | m |

ICEC | Ice cover | Proportion |

ICED | Ice divergence | s^-1 |

FICE | Ice fraction of total condensate | |

FICE | Ice fraction of total condensate | non-dim |

FICE | Ice fraction of total condensate | Proportion |

surface | Ice-free water | ICWAT |

ICWAT | Ice-free water surface | % |

ICEG | Ice growth rate | m/s |

IPRATE | Ice Pellets Precipitation Rate | kg m-2s-1 |

IPRATE | Ice Pellets Precipitation Rate | mm/s |

ICE T | Ice Temperature | K |

ICETK | Ice thickness | m |

ICMR | Ice Water Mixing Ratio | kg kg-1 |

ICMR | Ice water mixing ratio | kg/kg |

ICIB | Icing base | m |

ICIB | Icing Base | m |

ICIP | Icing | % |

ICIP | Icing Potential | % |

TIPD | Icing Potential | non-dim |

ICPRB | Icing probability | non-dim |

ICI | Icing | See Table 4.207 |

Icing Severity | ICI | |

ICSEV | Icing severity | non-dim |

ICIT | Icing top | m |

ICIT | Icing Top | m |

CTP | In-Cloud Turbulence | % |

IRBand4 | Infrared Imagery | K |

INSTRR | Instantaneous rain rate | mm / s |

LIPMF | Integrated column particulate matter (fine) | log10(mg * m^-3) |

LIPMF | Integrated column particulate matter (fine) | log10(mm*g/m^3) |

ILIQW | Integrated Liquid Water | kg m-2 |

ILW | Integrated liquid water | mm |

TSI | Integrated Solar Irradiance | W*m^2 |

INTFD | Interface Depths | m |

IMFTSW | Inverse Mean Frequency of The Total Swell | s |

IMFWW | Inverse Mean Frequency of The Wind Waves | s |

IMWF | Inverse Mean Wave Frequency | s |

IONDEN | Ion Density | m^3 |

IDRL | Ionospheric D-region level | |

IERL | Ionospheric E-region level | |

IF1RL | Ionospheric F1-region level | |

IF2RL | Ionospheric F2-region level | |

IONTMP | Ion Temperature | K |

THEL | Isentropic (theta) level | K |

ISBL | Isobaric Surface | Pa |

TMPL | Isothermal Level | K |

KX | K index | K |

KENG | Kinetic Energy | J/kg |

MELBRNE | KNES1 | 1 |

KOX | KO index | K |

BENINX | Kurtosis of The Sea Surface Elevation Due to Waves | |

LAND | Land cover (0=sea, 1=land) | Proportion |

LANDN | Land-sea coverage (nearest neighbor) | [land=1,sea=0] |

LSPA | Land Surface Precipitation Accumulation | mm |

LANDU | Land use | (Code table 4.212) |

LAPR | Lapse rate | K/m |

LRGHR | Large Scale Condensate Heating rate | K/s |

LRGMR | Large scale moistening rate | kg/kg/s |

NCPCP | Large-Scale Precipitation (non-convective) | kg m-2 |

NCPCP | Large scale precipitation (non-convective) | mm |

LSPRATE | Large Scale Precipitation Rate | kg m-2s-1 |

LSPRATE | Large Scale Precipitation Rate | mm/s |

LSSRATE | Large Scale Snowfall Rate | m s-1 |

LSSRATE | Large Scale Snowfall Rate | m/s |

LSSRWE | Large Scale Snowfall Rate Water Equivalent | kg m-2s-1 |

LSSRWE | Large Scale Snowfall Rate Water Equivalent | mm/s |

SNO L | Large-Scale Snow | kg m-2 |

SNOL | Large scale snow | mm |

LSWP | Large Scale Water Precipitation (Non-Convective) | kg m-2 |

LSWP | Large Scale Water Precipitation (Non-Convective) | mm |

LHTFL | Latent heat net flux | W/m^2 |

NLAT | Latitude (-90 to +90) | deg |

NLAT | Latitude (-90 to +90) | degrees |

NLATN | Latitude (nearest neighbor) (-90 to +90) | degrees |

LAPP | Latitude of Presure Point | degrees |

LAUV | Latitude of U Wind Component of Velocity | degrees |

LAVV | Latitude of V Wind Component of Velocity | degrees |

NONE | Layer Between Two Depths Below Ocean Surface | |

OLYR | Layer between two depths below ocean surface | |

OLYR | Layer Between Two Depths Below Ocean Surface | |

LBTHL | Layer Between Two Hybrid Levels | |

NONE | Layer Between Two Hybrid Levels | |

LMBSR | Layer-maximum base reflectivity | dB |

LOS | Layer Ocean Surface and 26C Ocean Isothermal Level | |

NONE | Layer Ocean Surface and 26C Ocean Isothermal Level | |

LAYTH | Layer Thickness | m |

LAI | Leaf Area Index | |

PDLY | Level at Specified Pressure Difference from Ground to Level | Pa |

SPDL | Level at Specified Pressure Difference from Ground to Level | Pa |

0DEG | level of 0C Isotherm | |

ADCL | Level of Adiabatic Condensation Lifted from the Surface | |

CTL | Level of Cloud Tops | |

LTNG | Lightning | |

LTNG | Lightning | non-dim |

LMBINT | Limb Intensity | J*m^2*s^1 |

ARAIN | Liquid precipitation (rainfall) | kg/m2 |

ARAIN | Liquid precipitation (rainfall) | mm |

LSOIL | Liquid soil moisture content (non-frozen) | mm |

LIQVSM | Liquid Volumetric Soil Moisture (Non-Frozen) | m^3/m^3 |

SOILL | Liquid volumetric soil moisture (non-frozen) | Proportion |

LOPP | Longitude of Presure Point | degrees |

LOUV | Longitude of U Wind Component of Velocity | degrees |

LOVV | Longitude of V Wind Component of Velocity | degrees |

LWAVR | Long wave radiation flux | W/m^2 |

LWHR | Long-Wave Radiative Heating Rate | K/s |

LCBL | Low cloud bottom level | |

LCBL | Low Cloud Bottom Level | |

LCDC | Low cloud cover | % |

LCLY | Low Cloud Layer | |

LCY | Low cloud layer | |

LCY | Low Cloud Layer | |

LCTL | Low cloud top level | |

LCTL | Low Cloud Top Level | |

LLSM | Lower layer soil moisture | kg/m^3 |

LBSLW | Lowest Bottom Level of Supercooled Liquid Water Layer | |

LSCLW | Lowest bottom level of supercooled liquid water layer | |

LSCLW | Lowest Bottom Level of Supercooled Liquid Water Layer | |

LLTW | Lowest level of the wet bulb zero | |

LLTW | Lowest Level of the Wet Bulb Zero | |

LWBZ | Lowest Level of the Wet Bulb Zero | |

WBZ | Lowest Level of the Wet Bulb Zero | |

LowLayerCompositeReflectivity | Low Layer Composite Reflectivity (0-24 kft) | dBZ |

LAVNI | Low-Level aviation interest | |

MergedAzShear02kmAGL | Low-Level Azimuthal Shear (0-2km AGL) | 1/s |

LLCompositeReflectivity | Low-Level Composite Reflectivity | dBZ |

HeightLLCompositeReflectivity | Low-Level Composite Reflectivity Height | m |

RotationTrackLL120min | Low-Level Rotation Tracks 0-2km AGL (120 min. accum.) | 1/s |

RotationTrackLL1440min | Low-Level Rotation Tracks 0-2km AGL (1440 min. accum.) | 1/s |

RotationTrackLL240min | Low-Level Rotation Tracks 0-2km AGL (240 min. accum.) | 1/s |

RotationTrackLL30min | Low-Level Rotation Tracks 0-2km AGL (30 min. accum.) | 1/s |

RotationTrackLL360min | Low-Level Rotation Tracks 0-2km AGL (360 min. accum.) | 1/s |

RotationTrackLL60min | Low-Level Rotation Tracks 0-2km AGL (60 min. accum.) | 1/s |

BTOT | Magnetic Field Magnitude | T |

MTHA | Main thermocline anomaly | m |

MTHD | Main thermocline depth | m |

LMH | Mass Point Model Surface | |

MAXAH | Maximum absolute humidity | kg/m^3 |

MAXAH | Maximum Absolute Humidity | kg m-3 |

MACAT | Maximum Cloud Air Turbulence Potential | mm |

REFC | Maximum/Composite radar reflectivity | dB |

MTHE | Maximum equivalent potential temperature level | |

MTHE | Maximum Equivalent Potential Temperature level | |

MESH | Maximum Estimated Size of Hail (MESH) | mm |

MAIP | Maximum Icing Potential | mm |

MAXWH | Maximum Individual Wave Height | m |

PRPMax | Maximum Precipitation Return Period | year |

QPEFFGMax | Maximum QPE-to-FFG Ratio | % |

MAXRH | Maximum relative humidity | % |

MAXRH | Maximum Relative Humidity | % |

MXSALB | Maximum snow albedo | % |

MXSALB | Maximum Snow Albedo | % |

MXSALB | Maximum Snow Albedo* | % |

QMAX | Maximum specific humidity at 2m | kg/kg |

TMAX | Maximum temperature | K |

MWSL | Maximum Wind Level | |

MAXWS | Maximum wind speed | m/s |

MACTP | Max in-Cloud Turbulence Potential | mm |

MECAT | Mean Cloud Air Turbulence Potential | mm |

MEI | Mean Icing Potential | mm |

MECTP | Mean in-Cloud Turbulence Potential | mm |

MWSPER | Mean period of combined wind waves and swell | s |

SWPER | Mean period of swell waves | s |

WVPER | Mean period of wind waves | s |

MSL | Mean Sea Level | Pa |

M2SPW | Mean square slope of waves | |

MZPTSW | Mean Zero-Crossing Period of The Total Swell | s |

MZPWW | Mean Zero-Crossing Period of The Wind Waves | s |

MZWPER | Mean Zero-Crossing Wave Period | s |

MCDC | Medium cloud cover | % |

MergedBaseReflectivityQC | Merged Base Reflectivity | dBZ |

MergedReflectivityAtLowestAltitude | Merged Reflectivity At Lowest Altitude (RALA) | dBZ |

VGWD | Meridional flux of gravity wave stress | N/m^2 |

V-GWD | Meridional Flux of Gravity Wave Stress | N/m^2 |

MESHTrack120min | MESH Tracks (120 min. accum.) | mm |

MESHTrack1440min | MESH Tracks (1440 min. accum.) | mm |

MESHTrack240min | MESH Tracks (240 min. accum.) | mm |

MESHTrack30min | MESH Tracks (30 min. accum.) | mm |

MESHTrack360min | MESH Tracks (360 min. accum.) | mm |

MESHTrack60min | MESH Tracks (60 min. accum.) | mm |

MCBL | Middle cloud bottom level | |

MCBL | Middle Cloud Bottom Level | |

MCLY | Middle Cloud Layer | |

MCY | Middle cloud layer | |

MCY | Middle Cloud Layer | |

MCTL | Middle cloud top level | |

MCTL | Middle Cloud Top Level | |

MergedAzShear36kmAGL | Mid-Level Azimuthal Shear (3-6km AGL) | 1/s |

RotationTrackML120min | Mid-Level Rotation Tracks 3-6km AGL (120 min. accum.) | 1/s |

RotationTrackML1440min | Mid-Level Rotation Tracks 3-6km AGL (1440 min. accum.) | 1/s |

RotationTrackML240min | Mid-Level Rotation Tracks 3-6km AGL (240 min. accum.) | 1/s |

RotationTrackML30min | Mid-Level Rotation Tracks 3-6km AGL (30 min. accum.) | 1/s |

RotationTrackML360min | Mid-Level Rotation Tracks 3-6km AGL (360 min. accum.) | 1/s |

RotationTrackML60min | Mid-Level Rotation Tracks 3-6km AGL (60 min. accum.) | 1/s |

RSMIN | Minimal stomatal resistance | s/m |

DEPMN | Minimum dew point depression | K |

MINRH | Minimum Relative Humidity | % |

QMIN | Minimum specific humidity at 2m | kg/kg |

TMIN | Minimum temperature | K |

Entire Atmosphere | Missing200 | 200 |

MIXHT | mixed layer depth | m |

MIXHT | Mixed Layer Depth | m |

MIXL | Mixed Layer Depth | m |

MLYNO | Model Layer number (From bottom up) | |

MTHT | Model terrain height | m |

MRCONO | Moderate risk convective outlook | categorical |

MSTAV | Moisture availability | % |

UFLX | Momentum flux, u component | N/m^2 |

VFLX | Momentum flux, v component | N/m^2 |

MNTSF | Montgomery stream function | m^2/s^2 |

MSLET | MSLP (Eta model reduction) | Pa |

MSLPM | MSLP (MAPS System Reduction) | Pa |

NLGSP | Natural Log of Surface Pressure | ln(kPa) |

NBDSF | Near IR Beam Downward Solar Flux | W/m^2 |

NBSALB | Near IR, Black Sky Albedo | % |

NDDSF | Near IR Diffuse Downward Solar Flux | W/m^2 |

NWSALB | Near IR, White Sky Albedo | % |

AOHFLX | Net Air-Ocean Heat Flux | W/m^2 |

NLWRCS | Net Long-Wave Radiation Flux, Clear Sky | W/m^2 |

NLWRS | Net long wave radiation flux (surface) | W/m^2 |

NLWRT | Net long wave radiation flux (top of atmosphere) | W/m^2 |

NLWRF | Net Long-Wave Radiation Flux | W/m^2 |

NSWRFCS | Net Short-Wave Radiation Flux, Clear Sky | W/m^2 |

NSWRS | Net short-wave radiation flux (surface) | W/m^2 |

NSWRT | Net short-wave radiation flux (top of atmosphere) | W/m^2 |

NSWRF | Net Short Wave Radiation Flux | W/m^2 |

NTAT | Nominal Top of the Atmosphere | |

CDLYR | Non-convective cloud cover | % |

CDLYR | Non-Convective Cloud Cover | % |

non-dim | CD | |

NWSTR | Normalised Waves Stress | |

NDVI | Normalized Difference Vegetation Index | |

NCIP | Number concentration for ice particles | |

NCIP | Number concentration for ice particles | non-dim |

MIXLY | Number of mixed layers next to surface | integer |

NPIXU | Number Of Pixels Used | Numeric |

RLYRS | Number of soil layers in root zone | non-dim |

RLYRS | Number of soil layers in root zone | Numeric |

RLYRS | Number of soil layers in root zone | |

OHC | Ocean Heat Content | J/m^2 |

OITL | Ocean Isotherm Level (1/10 deg C) | C |

NONE | Ocean Isotherm Level | 1/10 ℃ |

OITL | Ocean Isotherm Level | 1/10 ℃ |

NONE | Ocean Mixed Layer | |

OML | Ocean Mixed Layer | |

P2OMLT | Ocean Mixed Layer Potential Density (Reference 2000m) | kg/m^3 |

OMLU | Ocean Mixed Layer U Velocity | m/s |

OMLV | Ocean Mixed Layer V Velocity | m/s |

ELEV | Ocean Surface Elevation Relative to Geoid | m |

OMGALF | Omega (Dp/Dt) divide by density | K |

EWATR | Open water evaporation (standing water) | W/m^2 |

OSD | Ordered Sequence of Data | |

OSEQ | Ordered Sequence of Data | |

OZCON | Ozone Concentration (PPB) | PPB |

OZMAX1 | Ozone Daily Max from 1-hour Average | ppbV |

OZMAX8 | Ozone Daily Max from 8-hour Average | ppbV |

O3MR | Ozone Mixing Ratio | kg * kg^-1 |

O3MR | Ozone mixing ratio | kg/kg |

O3MR | Ozone Mixing Ratio | kg/kg |

POZO | Ozone production from col ozone term | kg/kg/s |

POZT | Ozone production from temperature term | kg/kg/s |

POZ | Ozone production | kg/kg/s |

TOZ | Ozone tendency | kg/kg/s |

VDFOZ | Ozone vertical diffusion | kg/kg/s |

SIGPAR | Parallel Conductivity | S*m^1 |

PRATMP | Parallel Temperature | K |

PLI | Parcel lifted index (to 500 mb) | K |

PLSMDEN | Particle Number Density | m^3 |

PMTC | Particulate matter (coarse) | mg * m^-3 |

PMTC | Particulate matter (coarse) | mm*g/m^3 |

LPMTF | Particulate matter (fine) | log10(mg * m^-3) |

LPMTF | Particulate matter (fine) | log10(mm*g/m^3) |

PMTF | Particulate matter (fine) | mg * m^-3 |

PMTF | Particulate matter (fine) | mm*g/m^3 |

PPERTS | Peak Period of The Total Swell | s |

PPERWW | Peak Period of The Wind Waves | s |

PWPER | Peak Wave Period | s |

SIGPED | Pedersen Conductivity | S*m^1 |

CPOFP | Percent frozen precipitation | % |

PCTP1 | Percent pcpn in 1st 6-h sub-period of 24 hr period | % |

PCTP2 | Percent pcpn in 2nd 6-h sub-period of 24 hr period | % |

PCTP3 | Percent pcpn in 3rd 6-h sub-period of 24 hr period | % |

PCTP4 | Percent pcpn in 4th 6-h sub-period of 24 hr period | % |

PPSUB | Percent precipitation in a sub-period of an overall period (Encoded as per cent accumulation over the sub-period) | % |

PMAXWH | Period of Maximum Individual Wave Height | s |

PRPTMP | Perpendicular Temperature | K |

PHOTAR | Photosynthetically Active Radiation | W/m^2 |

PIXST | Pixel scene type | (Code table 4.218) |

BLD | Planetary Boundary Layer | |

HPBL | Planetary boundary layer height | m |

HPBL | Planetary Boundary Layer Height | m |

PLBL | Planetary Boundary Layer | |

PBLR | Planetary boundary layer regime | (Code table 4.209) |

PBLREG | Planetary Boundary Layer Regime | See Table 4.209 |

CNWAT | Plant canopy surface water | mm |

PDMAX1 | PM 2.5 Daily Max from 1-hour Average | ug/m^3 |

PDMAX24 | PM 2.5 Daily Max from 24-hour Average | ug/m^3 |

PEVAP | Potential Evaporation | kg m-2 |

PEVAP | Potential evaporation | mm |

PEVAP | Potential Evaporation | mm |

PEVPR | Potential Evaporation Rage | W/m^2 |

PEVPR | Potential evaporation rate | W/m^2 |

PEVPR | Potential Evaporation Rate | W m-2 |

THZ0 | Potential temperature at top of viscous sublayer | K |

POT | Potential temperature | K |

POT | Potential temperature (theta) | K |

PV | Potential vorticity | K *m^-2 *kg^-1 *s^-1 |

PV | Potential vorticity | K *m^-2* kg^-1 *s^-1 |

PVL | Potential Vorticity | K * m^2/kg^1*s^1 |

PVORT | Potential vorticity | K * m^2 * kg^-1* s^-1 |

PVMWW | Potential Vorticity (Mass-Weighted) | m/s |

PWC | Precipitable water category | (Code table 4.202) |

PWCAT | Precipitable Water Category | See Table 4.202 |

P WAT | Precipitable Water | kg m-2 |

PWAT | Precipitable water | mm |

PRCP | Precipitation | mm |

PRATE | Precipitation Rate | kg m-2 s-1 |

PRATE | Precipitation rate | mm / s |

PTYPE | Precipitation type | (Code table 4.201) |

PTYPE | Precipitation Type | See Table 4.201 |

PR | Precip rate | mm/hr |

(See note 3) | Predominant Weather | Numeric |

PWTHER | Predominant Weather | Numeric (See note 3) |

PALT | Pressure altitude | m |

PRESA | Pressure anomaly | Pa |

PCBB | Pressure at Cumulonimbus Bas | Pa |

PCBT | Pressure at Cumulonimbus To | Pa |

PECBB | Pressure at Embedded Cumulonimbus Bas | Pa |

PECBT | Pressure at Embedded Cumulonimbus To | Pa |

PRESDEV | Pressure deviation from ground to level | Pa |

PRESD | Pressure deviation from mean sea level | Pa |

PRESN | Pressure (nearest grid point) | Pa |

PLPL | Pressure of level from which parcel was lifted | Pa |

PLPL | Pressure of most parcel with highest theta-e in lowest 300 mb | Pa |

P | Pressure | Pa |

PRES | Pressure | Pa |

PRES | Pressure | Pa |

PRMSL | Pressure reduced to MSL | Pa |

PTEND | Pressure tendency | Pa/s |

DIRPW | Primary wave direction | Degree |

PERPW | Primary wave mean period | s |

POP | Probability of 0.01 inches of precipitation | % |

POP | Probability of 0.01 inch of precipitation (POP) | % |

PROCON | Probability of Convection | % |

PPFFG | Probability of Excessive Rain | % |

CPOZP | Probability of Freezing Precipitation | % |

PFREZPREC | Probability of Freezing Precipitation | % |

CPOFP | Probability of Frozen Precipitation | % |

PFROZPREC | Probability of Frozen Precipitation | % |

PPFFG | Probability of precipitation exceeding flash flood guidance values | % |

POSH | Probability of Severe Hail (POSH) | % |

WarmRainProbability | Probability of Warm Rain | % |

CWR | Probability of Wetting Rain, exceeding in 0.10" in a given time period | % |

PTAN | Prob of Temperature above normal | % |

PTBN | Prob of Temperature below normal | % |

PTNN | Prob of Temperature near normal | % |

PPAN | Prob of Total Precipitation above normal | % |

PPBN | Prob of Total Precipitation below normal | % |

PPNN | Prob of Total Precipitation near normal | % |

PROTDEN | Proton Density | m^3 |

DIFPFLUX | Proton Flux (Differential) | (m^2*s*sr*eV)^1 |

INTPFLUX | Proton Flux (Integral) | (m^2*s*sr)^1 |

PROTTMP | Proton Temperature | K |

EPOT | Pseudo-adiabatic potential temperature or equivalent potential temperature | K |

MountainMapperQPE12H | QPE - Mountain Mapper (12 hr. accum.) | mm |

MountainMapperQPE01H | QPE - Mountain Mapper (1 hr. accum.) | mm |

MountainMapperQPE24H | QPE - Mountain Mapper (24 hr. accum.) | mm |

MountainMapperQPE03H | QPE - Mountain Mapper (3 hr. accum.) | mm |

MountainMapperQPE48H | QPE - Mountain Mapper (48 hr. accum.) | mm |

MountainMapperQPE06H | QPE - Mountain Mapper (6 hr. accum.) | mm |

MountainMapperQPE72H | QPE - Mountain Mapper (72 hr. accum.) | mm |

GaugeOnlyQPE12H | QPE - Radar Gauge Only (12 hr. accum.) | mm |

GaugeOnlyQPE01H | QPE - Radar Gauge Only (1 hr. accum.) | mm |

GaugeOnlyQPE24H | QPE - Radar Gauge Only (24 hr. accum.) | mm |

GaugeOnlyQPE03H | QPE - Radar Gauge Only (3 hr. accum.) | mm |

GaugeOnlyQPE48H | QPE - Radar Gauge Only (48 hr. accum.) | mm |

GaugeOnlyQPE06H | QPE - Radar Gauge Only (6 hr. accum.) | mm |

GaugeOnlyQPE72H | QPE - Radar Gauge Only (72 hr. accum.) | mm |

RadarOnlyQPE12H | QPE - Radar Only (12 hr. accum.) | mm |

RadarOnlyQPE01H | QPE - Radar Only (1 hr. accum.) | mm |

RadarOnlyQPE24H | QPE - Radar Only (24 hr. accum.) | mm |

RadarOnlyQPE03H | QPE - Radar Only (3 hr. accum.) | mm |

RadarOnlyQPE48H | QPE - Radar Only (48 hr. accum.) | mm |

RadarOnlyQPE06H | QPE - Radar Only (6 hr. accum.) | mm |

RadarOnlyQPE72H | QPE - Radar Only (72 hr. accum.) | mm |

GaugeCorrQPE12H | QPE - Radar with Gauge Bias Correction (12 hr. accum.) | mm |

GaugeCorrQPE01H | QPE - Radar with Gauge Bias Correction (1 hr. accum.) | mm |

GaugeCorrQPE24H | QPE - Radar with Gauge Bias Correction (24 hr. accum.) | mm |

GaugeCorrQPE03H | QPE - Radar with Gauge Bias Correction (3 hr. accum.) | mm |

GaugeCorrQPE48H | QPE - Radar with Gauge Bias Correction (48 hr. accum.) | mm |

GaugeCorrQPE06H | QPE - Radar with Gauge Bias Correction (6 hr. accum.) | mm |

GaugeCorrQPE72H | QPE - Radar with Gauge Bias Correction (72 hr. accum.) | mm |

PrecipRate | Radar Precipitation Rate (SPR) | mm/hr |

RadarQualityIndex | Radar Quality Index (RQI) | |

RDSP1 | Radar spectra (1) | |

RDSP2 | Radar spectra (2) | |

RDSP3 | Radar spectra (3) | |

RDLNUM | Radial number (2pi/lambda) | m-1 |

SWRAD | Radiance (with respect to wave length) | W * m^-3 *sr^-1 |

LWRAD | Radiance (with respect to wave number) | W * m^-1 *sr^-1 |

EPSR | Radiative emissivity | |

EPSR | Radiative emissivity | mm |

FRAIN | Rain fraction of total cloud water | Proportion |

FRAIN | Rain Fraction of Total Liquid Water | |

FRAIN | Rain Fraction of Total Liquid Water | non-dim |

FRAIN | Rain Fraction of Total Liquid Water | Proportion |

RWMR | Rain Mixing Ratio | kg kg-1 |

RWMR | Rain mixing ratio | kg/kg |

RPRATE | Rain Precipitation Rate | kg m-2s-1 |

RPRATE | Rain Precipitation Rate | mm/s |

RDRIP | Rate of water dropping from canopy to ground | unknown |

ground | Rate of water dropping from canopy to | RDRIP |

MergedReflectivityComposite | Raw Composite Reflectivity Mosaic | dBZ |

MergedBaseReflectivity | Raw Merged Base Reflectivity | dBZ |

RFL06 | Reflectance in 0.6 Micron Channel | % |

RFL08 | Reflectance in 0.8 Micron Channel | % |

RFL16 | Reflectance in 1.6 Micron Channel | % |

RFL39 | Reflectance in 3.9 Micron Channel | % |

Reflectivity0C | Reflectivity at 0C | dBZ |

ReflectivityM10C | Reflectivity at -10C | dBZ |

ReflectivityM15C | Reflectivity at -15C | dBZ |

REFD | Reflectivity at 1 km AGL | dB |

ReflectivityM20C | Reflectivity at -20C | dBZ |

ReflectivityM5C | Reflectivity at -5C | dBZ |

ReflectivityAtLowestAltitude | Reflectivity At Lowest Altitude (RALA) | dBZ |

REFD | Reflectivity | dB |

RAZA | Relative Azimuth Angle | Degree |

RELD | Relative divergence | s^-1 |

REV | Relative Error Variance | |

RH | Relative humidity | % |

R H | Relative Humidity | % |

RHPW | Relative Humidity with Respect to Precipitable Water | % |

RELV | Relative vorticity | s^-1 |

RSSC | Remotely sensed snow cover | (Code table 4.215) |

RI | Richardson number | Numeric |

RI | Richardson Number | Numeric |

FRIME | Rime Factor | |

RIME | Rime Factor | non-dim |

RIME | Rime factor | Numeric |

RIME | Rime Factor | Numeric |

RIME | Rime Factor | |

SFCRH | Roughness length for heat | m |

SALTY | Salinity | kg/kg |

SLTFL | Salt Flux | mm*s |

SATD | Saturation deficit | Pa |

SAT D | Saturation Deficit | Pa |

SATOSM | Saturation Of Soil Moisture | kg/m^3 |

SCALB | Scaled albedo | Numeric |

SCBT | Scaled brightness temperature | Numeric |

SCCTP | Scaled cloud top pressure | Numeric |

SCLI | Scaled lifted index | Numeric |

SCPW | Scaled precipitable water | Numeric |

SCRAD | Scaled radiance | Numeric |

SCST | Scaled skin temperature | Numeric |

SCESTUWIND | Scatterometer Estimated U Wind Component | m/s |

SCESTVWIND | Scatterometer Estimated V Wind Component | m/s |

SCINT | Scintillation | Numeric |

SEAB | Sea Bottom | |

SeamlessHSR | Seamless Hybrid Scan Reflectivity (SHSR) | dBZ |

SeamlessHSRHeight | Seamless Hybrid Scan Reflectivity (SHSR) Height | km |

SSHG | Sea Surface Height Relative to Geoid | m |

DIRSW | Secondary wave direction | Degree |

PERSW | Secondary wave mean periods | s |

s | Seconds prior to initial reference time (defined in Section 1) | TSEC |

TSEC | Seconds prior to initial reference time | s |

TSEC | Seconds Prior To Initial Reference Time | s |

SHTFL | Sensible heat net flux | W/m^2 |

SHI | Severe Hail Index (SHI) | |

SCBL | Shallow convective cloud bottom level | |

SCBL | Shallow Convective Cloud Bottom Level | |

SCCBT | Shallow Convective Cloud Bottom Level | |

SCCTL | Shallow Convective Cloud Top Level | |

SCTL | Shallow convective cloud top level | |

SCTL | Shallow Convective Cloud Top Level | |

SHAHR | Shallow Convective Heating rate | K/s |

SHAMR | Shallow Convective Moistening Rate | kg kg-1 s-1 |

SHAMR | Shallow Convective Moistening Rate | kg/kg*s |

SWAVR | Short wave radiation flux | W/m^2 |

SGCVV | Sigma coordinate vertical velocity | s^-1 |

SIGL | Sigma Level | |

SHAILPRO | Significant Hail probability | % |

SIGHAILPROB | Significant Hail probability | % |

HTSGW | Significant height of combined wind waves and swell | m |

SWELL | Significant height of swell waves | m |

WVHGT | Significant height of wind waves (m) | m |

SIGTRNDPROB | Significant Tornado probability | % |

STORPROB | Significant Tornado probability | % |

SIGWINDPROB | Significant Wind probability | % |

SWINDPRO | Significant Wind probability | % |

Silt loam | ||

SBC123 | Simulated Brightness Counts for GOES 12, Channel 3 | Byte |

SBC124 | Simulated Brightness Counts for GOES 12, Channel 4 | Byte |

SBTA1610 | Simulated Brightness Temperature for ABI GOES-16, Band-10 | K |

SBTA1611 | Simulated Brightness Temperature for ABI GOES-16, Band-11 | K |

SBTA1612 | Simulated Brightness Temperature for ABI GOES-16, Band-12 | K |

SBTA1613 | Simulated Brightness Temperature for ABI GOES-16, Band-13 | K |

SBTA1614 | Simulated Brightness Temperature for ABI GOES-16, Band-14 | K |

SBTA1615 | Simulated Brightness Temperature for ABI GOES-16, Band-15 | K |

SBTA1616 | Simulated Brightness Temperature for ABI GOES-16, Band-16 | K |

SBTA167 | Simulated Brightness Temperature for ABI GOES-16, Band-7 | K |

SBTA168 | Simulated Brightness Temperature for ABI GOES-16, Band-8 | K |

SBTA169 | Simulated Brightness Temperature for ABI GOES-16, Band-9 | K |

SBTA1710 | Simulated Brightness Temperature for ABI GOES-17, Band-10 | K |

SBTA1711 | Simulated Brightness Temperature for ABI GOES-17, Band-11 | K |

SBTA1712 | Simulated Brightness Temperature for ABI GOES-17, Band-12 | K |

SBTA1713 | Simulated Brightness Temperature for ABI GOES-17, Band-13 | K |

SBTA1714 | Simulated Brightness Temperature for ABI GOES-17, Band-14 | K |

SBTA1715 | Simulated Brightness Temperature for ABI GOES-17, Band-15 | K |

SBTA1716 | Simulated Brightness Temperature for ABI GOES-17, Band-16 | K |

SBTA177 | Simulated Brightness Temperature for ABI GOES-17, Band-7 | K |

SBTA178 | Simulated Brightness Temperature for ABI GOES-17, Band-8 | K |

SBTA179 | Simulated Brightness Temperature for ABI GOES-17, Band-9 | K |

AMSRE10 | Simulated Brightness Temperature for AMSRE on Aqua, Channel 10 | K |

AMSRE11 | Simulated Brightness Temperature for AMSRE on Aqua, Channel 11 | K |

AMSRE12 | Simulated Brightness Temperature for AMSRE on Aqua, Channel 12 | K |

AMSRE9 | Simulated Brightness Temperature for AMSRE on Aqua, Channel 9 | K |

SBT112 | Simulated Brightness Temperature for GOES 11, Channel 2 | K |

SBT113 | Simulated Brightness Temperature for GOES 11, Channel 3 | K |

SBT114 | Simulated Brightness Temperature for GOES 11, Channel 4 | K |

SBT115 | Simulated Brightness Temperature for GOES 11, Channel 5 | K |

SBT122 | Simulated Brightness Temperature for GOES 12, Channel 2 | K |

SBT123 | Simulated Brightness Temperature for GOES 12, Channel 3 | K |

SBT124 | Simulated Brightness Temperature for GOES 12, Channel 4 | K |

SBT125 | Simulated Brightness Temperature for GOES 12, Channel 5 | K |

SBT124 | Simulated Brightness Temperature for GOES E Infrared | K |

SBT123 | Simulated Brightness Temperature for GOES E Water Vapor | K |

SBT114 | Simulated Brightness Temperature for GOES W Infrared | K |

SBT113 | Simulated Brightness Temperature for GOES W Water Vapor | K |

SRFA161 | Simulated Reflectance Factor for ABI GOES-16, Band-1 | |

SRFA162 | Simulated Reflectance Factor for ABI GOES-16, Band-2 | |

SRFA163 | Simulated Reflectance Factor for ABI GOES-16, Band-3 | |

SRFA164 | Simulated Reflectance Factor for ABI GOES-16, Band-4 | |

SRFA165 | Simulated Reflectance Factor for ABI GOES-16, Band-5 | |

SRFA166 | Simulated Reflectance Factor for ABI GOES-16, Band-6 | |

SRFA171 | Simulated Reflectance Factor for ABI GOES-17, Band-1 | |

SRFA172 | Simulated Reflectance Factor for ABI GOES-17, Band-2 | |

SRFA173 | Simulated Reflectance Factor for ABI GOES-17, Band-3 | |

SRFA174 | Simulated Reflectance Factor for ABI GOES-17, Band-4 | |

SRFA175 | Simulated Reflectance Factor for ABI GOES-17, Band-5 | |

SRFA176 | Simulated Reflectance Factor for ABI GOES-17, Band-6 | |

SKTMP | Skin Temperature | K |

SRCONO | Slight risk convective outlook | categorical |

SSGSO | Slope Of Sub-Grid Scale Orography | Numeric |

SNOAG | Snow age | day |

SNOAG | Snow Age | day |

SALBD | Snow Albedo | % |

SCE | Snow Cover by elevation (snow=0-252,neither=253,clouds=254) | dm |

SCP | Snow Cover | % |

SC | Snow Cover (snow=250,clouds=100,neither=50) | |

SNOWC | Snow cover | % |

SNOWC | Snow Cover | % |

SDEN | Snow Density | kg m-3 |

SDEN | Snow Density | kg/m^3 |

SNOD | Snow depth | m |

SNO D | Snow Depth | m |

SDWE | Snow Depth Water Equivalent | kg m-2 |

SDWE | Snow Depth Water Equivalent | mm |

SEVAP | Snow Evaporation | kg m-2 |

SEVAP | Snow Evaporation | mm |

SRWEQ | Snowfall Rate Water Equivalent | kg m-2 s-1 |

SRWEQ | Snowfall rate water equivalent | mm / s |

SNFALB | Snow free albedo | % |

SNFALB | Snow-Free Albedo | % |

SNO M | Snow Melt | kg m-2 |

SNOM | Snow melt | mm |

SNMR | Snow Mixing Ratio | kg kg-1 |

SNMR | Snow mixing ratio | kg/kg |

SNOHF | Snow phase change heat flux | W/m^2 |

SNOHF | Snow Phase Change Heat Flux | W/m^2 |

SPRATE | Snow Precipitation Rate | kg m-2s-1 |

SPRATE | Snow Precipitation Rate | mm/s |

SNOWT | Snow temperature, depth-avg | K |

SNOT | Snow temperature | K |

SNO T | Snow temperature | K |

SNOT | Snow Temperature | K |

SCE | Snow water equivalent | cm |

SWEPN | Snow water equivalent percent of normal | % |

SOILM | Soil moisture content | mm |

SOILM | Soil Moisture | kg/m^3 |

RCSOL | Soil moisture parameter in canopy conductance | Fraction |

RCSOL | Soil moisture parameter in canopy conductance | Proportion |

SOILP | Soil Porosity | m^3/m^3 |

POROS | Soil porosity | Proportion |

TSOIL | Soil temperature | K |

SOTYP | Soil type | index |

EUVIRR | Solar EUV Irradiance | W*m^2 |

RCS | Solar parameter in canopy conductance | Fraction |

RCS | Solar parameter in canopy conductance | Proportion |

SP | Solar photosphere | |

SWHR | Solar Radiative Heating Rate | K/s |

SOLRF | Solar Radio Emissions | W*m^2*Hz^1 |

SPECIRR | Solar Spectral Irradiance | W*m^2*n*m^1 |

XLONG | Solar X-ray Flux (XRS Long) | W*m^2 |

XSHRT | Solar X-ray Flux (XRS Short) | W*m^2 |

SOLZA | Solar Zenith Angle | Degree |

AMSL | Specific Altitude Above Mean Sea Level | m |

QZ0 | Specific humidity at top of viscous sublayer | kg/kg |

SPF H | Specific Humidity | kg kg-1 |

SPFH | Specific humidity | kg/kg |

HTGL | Specified Height Level Above Ground | m |

SRCS | Specified radius from the center of the Sun | m |

DWWW | Spectal directional width of the wind waves | |

SPFTR | Spectral Peakedness Factor | s^-1 |

SICED | Speed of ice drift | m/s |

SPRDF | Spread F | m |

HSTDV | Standard deviation of height | m |

SDSGSO | Standard Deviation Of Sub-Grid Scale Orography | m |

TSD1D | Standard Dev. of IR Temp. over 1x1 deg. area | K |

HLCY | Storm relative helicity | J/kg |

SSRUN | Storm surface runoff | mm |

SURGE | Storm Surge | m |

STPA | Storm total precip accum | mm |

STRM | Stream function | m^2/s |

SBSNO | Sublimation (evaporation from snow) | W m-2 |

SBSNO | Sublimation (evaporation from snow) | W/m^2 |

SUN | Sunshine duration (ECMWF proposal, not WMO approved) | s |

SUNSD | Sunshine Duration | s |

SUNS | SunShine | Numeric |

SIPD | Supercooled Large Droplet Icing | mm |

SIPD | Supercooled Large Droplet (SLD) Icing | See Table 4.207See Note (1) |

SLDP | Supercooled Large Droplet (SLD) Probabilitysee note 1 | % |

SLDP | Supercooled Large Droplet (SLD) Probability | % |

SuperLayerCompositeReflectivity | Super Layer Composite Reflectivity (33-60 kft) | dBZ |

AKHS | Surface exchange coefficients for T and Q divided by delta z | m/s |

AKMS | Surface exchange coefficients for U and V divided by delta z | m/s |

LFTX | Surface Lifted Index | K |

SLI | Surface lifted index | K |

PrecipType | Surface Precipitation Type (SPT) | |

SFCR | Surface roughness | m |

SSST | Surface Salinity Trend | psu per day |

SLTYP | Surface Slope Type | Index |

ModelSurfaceTemperature | Surface Temperature | C |

SSTT | Surface Temperature Trend | degree per day |

SSTOR | Surface water storage | mm |

Surge | Surge Height | m |

SX | Sweat index | Numeric |

TMPA | Temperature anomaly | K |

T | Temperature | K |

TMP | Temperature | K |

TMPSWP | Temperature | K |

RCT | Temperature parameter in canopy conductance | Fraction |

RCT | Temperature parameter in canopy conductance | Proportion |

TTDIA | Temperature Tendency By All Physics | K/s |

TTRAD | Temperature tendency by all radiation | K*s^-1 |

TTRAD | Temperature tendency by all radiation | K/s |

TTPHY | Temperature Tendency By Non-radiation Physics | K/s |

WTEND | Tendency of vertical velocity | m/s^2 |

The Associated Legendre Functions of the first kind are defined by | ||

MASK | Thematic Mask | Numeric |

THICK | Thickness | m |

TSC | Thunderstorm coverage | (Code table 4.204) |

TSMT | Thunderstorm maximum tops | m |

TSTM | Thunderstorm probability | % |

TSTM | Thunderstorm Probability | % |

TACONCP | Time-integrated air concentration of caesium pollutant | Bq*s/m^3 |

TACONIP | Time-integrated air concentration of iodine pollutant | Bq*s/m^3 |

TACONRDP | Time-integrated air concentration of radioactive pollutant | Bq*s/m^3 |

PTOR | Tornado probability | % |

TORPROB | Tornado probability | % |

TRNDPROB | Tornado probability | % |

TCDC | Total cloud cover | % |

TCOLI | Total column-integrated cloud ice | mm |

TCOLI | Total Column-Integrated Cloud Ice | mm |

TCOLW | Total column-integrated cloud water | mm |

TCOLW | Total Column-Integrated Cloud Water | mm |

TCOLC | Total column-integrated condensate | mm |

TCOLC | Total Column-Integrated Condensate | mm |

TCOLM | Total column-integrated melting ice | kg m-2 |

TCOLM | Total column-integrated melting ice | mm |

TCIOZ | Total Column Integrated Ozone | Dobson |

TCOLR | Total Column Integrated Rain | kg m-2 |

TCOLR | Total column integrated rain | mm |

TCOLR | Total Column Integrated Rain | mm |

TCOLS | Total Column Integrated Snow | kg m-2 |

TCOLS | Total column integrated snow | mm |

TCOLS | Total Column Integrated Snow | mm |

TCLSW | Total column-integrated supercooled liquid water | kg m-2 |

TCLSW | Total column-integrated supercooled liquid water | mm |

TCIWV | Total Column Integrated Water Vapour | kg m-2 |

TCIWV | Total Column Integrated Water Vapour | mm |

TCOLG | Total Column Integrate Graupel | kg/m^2 |

TCWAT | Total Column Water (Vertically integrated total water (vapour+cloud water/ice) | kg m-2 |

TCWAT | Total Column Water(Vertically integrated total water (vapour+cloud water/ice) | mm |

TCOND | Total Condensate | kg * kg^-1 |

TCOND | Total condensate | kg/kg |

TCOND | Total Condensate | kg/kg |

THFLX | Total Downward Heat Flux at Surface | W/m^2 |

TIPD | Total Icing Potential Diagnostic | non-dim |

TIPD | Total Icing Potential Diagnostic | |

TOZNE | Total ozone | Dobson |

A PCP | Total Precipitation | kg m-2 |

APCP | Total precipitation | mm |

APCPN | Total precipitation (nearest grid point) | kg/m2 |

APCPN | Total precipitation (nearest grid point) | mm |

TPRATE | Total Precipitation Rate | kg m-2s-1 |

TPRATE | Total Precipitation Rate | mm/s |

PRSIGSV | Total Probability of Extreme Severe Thunderstorms (Days 2,3) | % |

PRSIGSVR | Total Probability of Extreme Severe Thunderstorms (Days 2,3) | % |

PRSVR | Total Probability of Severe Thunderstorms (Days 2,3) | % |

ASNOW | Total Snowfall | m |

TOTSN | Total snowfall | m |

TSRATE | Total Snowfall Rate | m s-1 |

TSRATE | Total Snowfall Rate | m/s |

TSRWE | Total Snowfall Rate Water Equivalent | kg m-2s-1 |

TSRWE | Total Snowfall Rate Water Equivalent | mm/s |

TSNOW | Total Snow | kg/m2 |

TSNOW | Total Snow | mm |

TSNOWP | Total Snow Precipitation | kg m-2 |

TSNOWP | Total Snow Precipitation | mm |

TTX | Total totals index | K |

TWATP | Total Water Precipitation | kg m-2 |

TWATP | Total Water Precipitation | mm |

TTHDP | Transient thermocline depth | m |

TRANSO | Transpiration Stree-Onset(Soil Moisture) | kg/m^3 |

SMREF | Transpiration stress-onset (soil moisture) | Proportion |

TRANS | Transpiration | W/m^2 |

TCHP | Tropical Cyclone Heat Potential | J/m^2*K |

TRO | Tropopause | |

TRBBS | Turbulence base | m |

TURBB | Turbulence Base | m |

TURB | Turbulence | (Code table 4.208) |

TPFI | Turbulence Potential Forecast Index | |

TURB | Turbulence | See Table 4.208 |

TRBTP | Turbulence top | m |

TURBT | Turbulence Top | m |

TKE | Turbulent Kinetic Energy | J kg-1 |

TKE | Turbulent kinetic energy | J/kg |

UOGRD | u-component of current | cm/s |

UOGRD | u-component of current | m/s |

MAXUW | U Component of Hourly Maximum 10m Wind Speed | m/s |

UICE | u-component of ice drift | m/s |

UGUST | u-component of wind gust | m/s |

UGRD | u-component of wind | m/s |

USTM | U-component storm motion | m/s |

USTM | U-Component Storm Motion | m/s |

USSD | U-component Surface Stokes Drift | m/s |

UVI | Ultra Violet Index | J/m^2 |

UPHL | Updraft Helicity in Layer 2-5 km AGL | m^2/s^2 |

UPHL | Updraft Helicity | m^2/s^2 |

ULSM | Upper layer soil moisture | kg/m^3 |

ULST | Upper layer soil temperature | K |

ULWRF | Upward Long-Wave Rad. Flux | W/m^2 |

ULWRF | Upward long-wave radiation flux | W/m^2 |

Upward Long-W/m^2 | ULWRF | |

USWRF | Upward Short-Wave Rad. Flux | W/m^2 |

USWRF | Upward short-wave radiation flux | W/m^2 |

Upward Short-W/m^2 | USWRF | |

UTRF | Upward Total radiation Flux | W/m^2 |

DUVB | UV-B downward solar flux | W/m^2 |

UVI | UV Index | J/m^2 |

UVIUCS | UV Index (Under Clear Sky) | Numeric |

VAPP | Vapor pressure | Pa |

VAPP | Vapor Pressure | Pa |

VOGRD | v-component of current | cm/s |

VOGRD | v-component of current | m/s |

MAXVW | V Component of Hourly Maximum 10m Wind Speed | m/s |

VICE | v-component of ice drift | m/s |

UGUST | v-component of wind gust | m/s |

VGRD | v-component of wind | m/s |

VSTM | V-component storm motion | m/s |

VSTM | V-Component Storm Motion | m/s |

VSSD | V-component Surface Stokes Drift | m/s |

VEGT | Vegetation canopy temperature | K |

VGTYP | Vegetation Type | Integer 0-13 |

VEG | Vegetation | % |

SPEED | Velocity Magnitude (Speed) | m*s^1 |

LMV | Velocity Point Model Surface | |

VPOT | Velocity potential | m^2/s |

VRATE | Ventilation Rate | m^2/s |

VDFHR | Vertical Diffusion Heating rate | K/s |

VDFVA | Vertical Diffusion Meridional Acceleration | m/s^2 |

VDFMR | Vertical Diffusion Moistening Rate | kg/kg*s |

VDFUA | Vertical Diffusion Zonal Acceleration | m/s^2 |

VEDH | Vertical Eddy Diffusivity Heat exchange | m^2/s |

VTEC | Vertical Electron Content | m^2 |

VII | Vertically Integrated Ice (VII) | kg/m^2 |

VILIQ | Vertically-integrated liquid | kg/m^2 |

MRMSVILDensity | Vertically Integrated Liquid (VIL) Density | g/m^3 |

MRMSVIL | Vertically Integrated Liquid (VIL) | kg/m^2 |

VIL | Vertically Integrated Liquid (VIL) | kg/m^2 |

VWSH | Vertical speed shear | s^-1 |

VWSH | Vertical speed sheer | s^-1 |

VUCSH | Vertical u-component shear | s^-1 |

VVCSH | Vertical v-component shear | s^-1 |

DZDT | Vertical velocity geometric | m/s |

VVEL | Vertical velocity pressure | Pa/s |

VPTMP | Virtual potential temperature | K |

VTMP | Virtual temperature | K |

VIS | Visibility | m |

VBDSF | Visible Beam Downward Solar Flux | W/m^2 |

SBSALB | Visible, Black Sky Albedo | % |

VDDSF | Visible Diffuse Downward Solar Flux | W/m^2 |

Visible | Visible Imagery | |

SWSALB | Visible, White Sky Albedo | % |

VASH | Volcanic ash | (Code table 4.206) |

VAFTD | Volcanic Ash Forecast Transport and Dispersion | log10(kg/m^3) |

VOLASH | Volcanic Ash | See Table 4.206 |

VOLDEC | Volumetric Direct Evaporation Cease(Soil Moisture) | m^3/m^3 |

VSOSM | Volumetric Saturation Of Soil Moisture | m^3/m^3 |

SOILW | Volumetric soil moisture content | Proportion |

VSOILM | Volumetric Soil Moisture | m^3/m^3 |

VOLTSO | Volumetric Transpiration Stree-Onset(Soil Moisture) | m^3/m^3 |

VWILTM | Volumetric Wilting Moisture | m^3/m^3 |

WCINC | Water condensate added by precip assimilation | mm |

WCCONV | Water Condensate Flux Convergance (Vertical Int) | mm |

WCVFLX | Water Condensate Meridional Flux (Vertical Int) | mm |

WCUFLX | Water Condensate Zonal Flux (Vertical Int) | mm |

WEASD | Water Equivalent of Accumulated Snow Depth | kg m-2 |

WEASD | Water equivalent of accumulated snow depth | mm |

WATR | Water runoff | mm |

TEMPWTR | Water temperature | K |

WVINC | Water vapor added by precip assimilation | mm |

WVCONV | Water Vapor Flux Convergance (Vertical Int) | mm |

WaterVapor | Water Vapor Imagery | K |

WVVFLX | Water Vapor Meridional Flux (Vertical Int) | mm |

WVUFLX | Water Vapor Zonal Flux (Vertical Int) | mm |

WDIRW | Wave Directional Width | |

WESP | Wave Engery Spectrum | s/m^2 |

WVSP1 | Wave spectra (1) | |

WVSP2 | Wave spectra (2) | |

WVSP3 | Wave spectra (3) | |

WSTP | Wave Steepness | |

WSTR | Wave Stress | N/m^2 |

wxType | Weather | |

ModelWetbulbTemperature | Wet Bulb Temperature | C |

WHTCOR | White Light Coronagraph Radiance | W*s*r^1*m^2 |

WHTRAD | White Light Radiance | W*s*r^1*m^2 |

WILT | Wilting Point | kg/m^3 |

WILT | Wilting point | Proportion |

WCI | Wind chill factor | K |

WDIR | Wind direction (from which blowing) | deg |

WMIXE | Wind mixing energy | J |

WINDPROB | Wind probability | % |

WINDPROB | Wind Probability | % |

WGS | Wind speed gust | m/s |

PWS | Wind speed | m/s |

WIND | Wind speed | m/s |

HGT X | X-gradient of Height | m^-1 |

LPS X | X-gradient of Log Pressure | m^-1 |

XRAYRAD | X-Ray Radiance | W*s*r^1*m^2 |

HGT Y | Y-gradient of Height | m^-1 |

LPS Y | Y-gradient of Log Pressure | m^-1 |

UGWD | Zonal flux of gravity wave stress | N/m^2 |

U-GWD | Zonal Flux of Gravity Wave Stress | N/m^2 |