Dataset Information

History: Original file generated: Fri May 15 05:32:47 2015 GMT
Filename: MERRA2_100.tavgU_2d_flx_Nx.198111.nc4
Comment: GMAO filename: d5124_m2_jan79.tavg1_2d_flx_Nx.diurnal.198111.nc4
Conventions: CF-1
Institution: NASA Global Modeling and Assimilation Office
References: http://gmao.gsfc.nasa.gov
Format: NetCDF-4/HDF-5
SpatialCoverage: global
VersionID: 5.12.4
TemporalRange: 1980-01-01 -> 2016-12-31
identifier_product_doi_authority: http://dx.doi.org/
ShortName: M2TUNXFLX
RangeBeginningDate: 1981-11-01
RangeEndingDate: 1981-11-30
GranuleID: MERRA2_100.tavgU_2d_flx_Nx.198111.nc4
ProductionDateTime: Original file generated: Fri May 15 05:32:47 2015 GMT
LongName: MERRA2 tavg1_2d_flx_Nx: 2d,1-Hourly,Time-Averaged,Single-Level,Assimilation,Surface Flux Diagnostics Diurnal Mean
Title: MERRA2 tavg1_2d_flx_Nx: 2d,1-Hourly,Time-Averaged,Single-Level,Assimilation,Surface Flux Diagnostics Diurnal Mean
SouthernmostLatitude: -90.0
NorthernmostLatitude: 90.0
WesternmostLongitude: -180.0
EasternmostLongitude: 179.375
LatitudeResolution: 0.5
LongitudeResolution: 0.625
DataResolution: 0.5 x 0.625
Source: CVS tag: GEOSadas-5_12_4
Contact: http://gmao.gsfc.nasa.gov
identifier_product_doi: 10.5067/LUHPNWAKYIO3
RangeBeginningTime: 00:00:00.000000
RangeEndingTime: 23:59:59.000000
Unlimited_Dimension: time


Variables in this Dataset

FRCAN: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: areal_fraction_of_anvil_showers
units: 1
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: FRCAN
fullnamepath: /FRCAN
CN: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: surface_neutral_drag_coefficient
units: 1
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: CN
fullnamepath: /CN
BSTAR: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: surface_bouyancy_scale
units: m s-2
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: BSTAR
fullnamepath: /BSTAR
QSTAR: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: surface_moisture_scale
units: kg kg-1
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: QSTAR
fullnamepath: /QSTAR
PRECANV: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: anvil_precipitation
units: kg m-2 s-1
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: PRECANV
fullnamepath: /PRECANV
ULML: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: surface_eastward_wind
units: m s-1
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: ULML
fullnamepath: /ULML
NIRDR: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: surface_downwelling_nearinfrared_beam_flux
units: W m-2
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: NIRDR
fullnamepath: /NIRDR
RHOA: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: air_density_at_surface
units: kg m-3
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: RHOA
fullnamepath: /RHOA
TCZPBL: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: transcom_planetary_boundary_layer_height
units: m
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: TCZPBL
fullnamepath: /TCZPBL
TLML: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: surface_air_temperature
units: K
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: TLML
fullnamepath: /TLML
PRECTOT: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: total_precipitation
units: kg m-2 s-1
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: PRECTOT
fullnamepath: /PRECTOT
FRCCN: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: areal_fraction_of_convective_showers
units: 1
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: FRCCN
fullnamepath: /FRCCN
USTAR: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: surface_velocity_scale
units: m s-1
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: USTAR
fullnamepath: /USTAR
SPEED: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: surface_wind_speed
units: m s-1
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: SPEED
fullnamepath: /SPEED
EVAP: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: evaporation_from_turbulence
units: kg m-2 s-1
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: EVAP
fullnamepath: /EVAP
QLML: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: surface_specific_humidity
units: 1
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: QLML
fullnamepath: /QLML
DISPH: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: zero_plane_displacement_height
units: m
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: DISPH
fullnamepath: /DISPH
TAUX: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: eastward_surface_stress
units: N m-2
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: TAUX
fullnamepath: /TAUX
PRECTOTCORR: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: total_precipitation
units: kg m-2 s-1
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: PRECTOTCORR
fullnamepath: /PRECTOTCORR
HLML: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: surface_layer_height
units: m
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: HLML
fullnamepath: /HLML
PRECLSC: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: nonanvil_large_scale_precipitation
units: kg m-2 s-1
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: PRECLSC
fullnamepath: /PRECLSC
TAUGWX: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: surface_eastward_gravity_wave_stress
units: N m-2
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: TAUGWX
fullnamepath: /TAUGWX
QSH: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: effective_surface_specific_humidity
units: kg kg-1
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: QSH
fullnamepath: /QSH
PGENTOT: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: Total_column_production_of_precipitation
units: kg m-2 s-1
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: PGENTOT
fullnamepath: /PGENTOT
GHTSKIN: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: Ground_heating_for_skin_temp
units: W m-2
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: GHTSKIN
fullnamepath: /GHTSKIN
PRECSNO: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: snowfall
units: kg m-2 s-1
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: PRECSNO
fullnamepath: /PRECSNO
TSH: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: effective_surface_skin_temperature
units: K
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: TSH
fullnamepath: /TSH
FRCLS: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: areal_fraction_of_nonanvil_large_scale_showers
units: 1
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: FRCLS
fullnamepath: /FRCLS
Z0M: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: surface_roughness
units: m
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: Z0M
fullnamepath: /Z0M
Z0H: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: surface_roughness_for_heat
units: m
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: Z0H
fullnamepath: /Z0H
TAUY: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: northward_surface_stress
units: N m-2
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: TAUY
fullnamepath: /TAUY
TSTAR: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: surface_temperature_scale
units: K
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: TSTAR
fullnamepath: /TSTAR
NIRDF: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: surface_downwelling_nearinfrared_diffuse_flux
units: W m-2
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: NIRDF
fullnamepath: /NIRDF
CDM: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: surface_exchange_coefficient_for_momentum
units: kg m-2 s-1
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: CDM
fullnamepath: /CDM
PBLH: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: planetary_boundary_layer_height
units: m
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: PBLH
fullnamepath: /PBLH
SPEEDMAX: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: surface_wind_speed
units: m s-1
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: SPEEDMAX
fullnamepath: /SPEEDMAX
TAUGWY: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: surface_northward_gravity_wave_stress
units: N m-2
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: TAUGWY
fullnamepath: /TAUGWY
HFLUX: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: sensible_heat_flux_from_turbulence
units: W m-2
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: HFLUX
fullnamepath: /HFLUX
FRSEAICE: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: ice_covered_fraction_of_tile
units: 1
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: FRSEAICE
fullnamepath: /FRSEAICE
PRECCON: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: convective_precipitation
units: kg m-2 s-1
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: PRECCON
fullnamepath: /PRECCON
RISFC: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: surface_bulk_richardson_number
units: 1
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: RISFC
fullnamepath: /RISFC
EFLUX: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: total_latent_energy_flux
units: W m-2
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: EFLUX
fullnamepath: /EFLUX
PREVTOT: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: Total_column_re-evap/subl_of_precipitation
units: kg m-2 s-1
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: PREVTOT
fullnamepath: /PREVTOT
VLML: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: surface_northward_wind
units: m s-1
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: VLML
fullnamepath: /VLML
CDQ: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: surface_exchange_coefficient_for_moisture
units: kg m-2 s-1
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: CDQ
fullnamepath: /CDQ
CDH: Array of 32 bit Reals [time = 0..23][lat = 0..360][lon = 0..575]
long_name: surface_exchange_coefficient_for_heat
units: kg m-2 s-1
_FillValue: 9.999999870e+14
missing_value: 9.999999870e+14
fmissing_value: 9.999999870e+14
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: CDH
fullnamepath: /CDH
lat: Array of 64 bit Reals [lat = 0..360]
long_name: latitude
units: degrees_north
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: lat
fullnamepath: /lat
lon: Array of 64 bit Reals [lon = 0..575]
long_name: longitude
units: degrees_east
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: lon
fullnamepath: /lon
time: Array of 32 bit Integers [time = 0..23]
long_name: time
units: minutes since 1981-11-01 00:30:00
time_increment: 10000
begin_date: 19811101
begin_time: 3000
vmax: 9.999999870e+14
vmin: -9.999999870e+14
valid_range: -9.999999870e+14, 9.999999870e+14
origname: time
fullnamepath: /time