List of GEOS-5 met fields

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NASA/GMAO ceased production of GEOS-5.2.0 data as of June 2013. We recommend that you use either GEOS-FP, which is the current operational GMAO met data product, or MERRA-2, which is the current GMAO reanalysis product. GEOS-5 will be de-supported in GEOS-Chem v11-02.

On this page we list the GMAO GEOS-5.2.0 met fields that are currently archived for use with GEOS-Chem. This is only a subset of the entire GEOS-5 met field data archive.

For the latest information about GEOS-5, please consult the following GEOS-5 resources:

A-3 Fields

  • These are 3-hr time-averaged fields.
  • Data times: 01:30, 04:30, 07:30, 10:30, 13:30, 16:30, 19:30, 22:30 GMT
  • All A-3 fields are 2-dimensional (lon,lat)
  • The Collection is the name of the GEOS-5.2.0 "raw" data file that a particular data field may be found in. This is specified in the GEOS-5.2.0 file specification document.


GEOS-5 Field Description Units File Collection GEOS-4 Equivalent GEOS-3 Equivalent
ALBEDO 2-D surface albedo unitless tavg2d_met_x ALBEDO ALBEDO
CLDTOT 2-D column cloud fraction fraction tavg2d_met_x CLDFRC CLDFRC
EVAP 2-D evapotranspiration flux kg/m2/s tavg2d_met_x EVAP EVAP
EFLUX Latent heat flux W/m2 tavg2d_met_x none none
FRLAKE Fraction of grid box that is lakes fraction tavg2d_met_x none none
FRLAND Fraction of grid box that is land fraction tavg2d_met_x none none
FRLANDICE Fraction of grid box that is land ice fraction tavg2d_met_x none none
FROCEAN Fraction of grid box that is ocean fraction tavg2d_met_x none none
GRN 2-D greenness index fraction tavg2d_met_x none none
GWETROOT 2-D root zone soil moisture fraction tavg2d_met_x GWETROOT GWETROOT (not used)
GWETTOP 2-D top soil moisture fraction tavg2d_met_x GWETTOP GWETTOP
HFLUX 2-D sensible heat flux W/m2 tavg2d_met_x HFLUX HFLUX
LAI 2-D leaf area index m2/m2 tavg2d_met_x LAI LAI
LWGNET 2-D net longwave radiation @ ground W/m2 tavg2d_met_x RADLWG RADLWG
LWTUP Outgoing longwave radiation W/m2 tavg2d_met_x OLR OLR
PARDF 2-D diffuse photosyn active rad W/m2 tavg2d_met_x PARDF PARDF
PARDR 2-D direct photosyn active rad W/m2 tavg2d_met_x PARDR PARDR
PBLH 2-D PBL thickness m tavg2d_met_x PBLH PBL
PRECANV Surface precipitation flux from anvils kg/m2/s tavg2d_met_x none none
PRECCON 2-D total convective precip @ ground kg/m2/s tavg2d_met_x PRECON PRECON
PRECTOT 2-D total precipitation @ ground kg/m2/s tavg2d_met_x PREACC PREACC
PRECSNO 2-D total snow precipitation @ ground kg/m2/s tavg2d_met_x none none
QV2M Specific humidity at 2 m above displacement height kg/kg tavg2d_met_x Q2M Q2M
SNOMAS 2-D snow depth (H2O equivalent m tavg2d_met_x SNOW SNOW
SNODP 2-D snow depth (geometric) m tavg2d_met_x none none
SWGNET 2-D net shortwave rad @ ground W/m2 tavg2d_met_x RADSWG RADSWG
T2M 2-D air temperature @ 2m above ground K tavg2d_met_x T2M TS
TROPP 2-D tropopause pressure hPa tavg2d_met_x TROPP TROPP
TSKIN 2-D ground (skin) temperature K tavg2d_met_x TSKIN TGROUND
U10M 2-D U-wind @ 10m above ground m/s tavg2d_met_x U10M U10M
USTAR 2-D Friction velocity m/s tavg2d_met_x USTAR USTAR
V10M 2-D V-wind @ 10m above ground m/s tavg2d_met_x V10M V10M
Z0M 2-D Roughness height m tavg2d_met_x Z0M Z0

--Bob Y. 15:33, 7 February 2012 (EST)

A-6 Fields

  • These are 6-hr time-averaged fields.
  • Data times: 00:00, 06:00, 12:00, 18:00 GMT
  • All A-6 fields are 3-dimensional (lon,lat,alt)
  • The Collection is the name of the GEOS-5.2.0 "raw" data file that a particular data field may be found in. This is specified in the GEOS-5.2.0 file specification document.


GEOS-5 Field Description Units File Collection GEOS-4 Equivalent GEOS-3 Equivalent
DQIDTMST 3-D tendency of QV in ice processes kg/kg/s tavg3d_mst_v none none
DQLDTMST 3-D tendency of QV in moist processes kg/kg/s tavg3d_mst_v none none
DQVDTMST 3-D tendency of QV in vapor processes kg/kg/s tavg3d_mst_v none none
MOISTQ 3-D overall tendency of QV g/kg/day none1 MOISTQ MOISTQ
CMFMC 3-D convective mass flux kg/m2/s none1 tavg3d_met_e CLDMAS
DTRAIN 3-D detrainment mass flux kg/m2/s tavg3d_cld_v none DTRAIN
DQRCON 3-D precip from conv processes kg/m2/s tavg3d_cld_v none none
DQRLSC 3-D precip from lg scl processes kg/m2/s tavg3d_cld_v none none
CLOUD 3-D cloud fraction unitless tavg3d_cld_v CLDTOT CLDF
TAUCLI 3-D in-cloud optical depth, ice-path unitless tavg3d_cld_v TAUCLI TAUCLD
TAUCLW 3-D in-cloud optical depth, H2O-path unitless tavg3d_cld_v TAUCLW TAUCLD
OMEGA Vertical pressure velocity Pa/s tavg3d_dyn_v OMEGA OMEGA
OPTDEPTH 3-D overall optical depth unitless none1 OPTDEPTH OPTDEPTH
PV 3-D Ertel potential vorticity K*m2/kg/s tavg3d_dyn_v PV (not used) none
QI 3-D ice mixing ratio kg/kg tavg3d_cld_v none none
QL 3-D water mixing ratio kg/kg tavg3d_cld_v none none
QV 3-D specific humidity kg/kg tavg3d_dyn_v Q SPHU
RH 3-D relative humidity unitless tavg3d_dyn_v RH RH (not used)
T 3-D temperature K tavg3d_dyn_v T TMPU
U 3-D zonal wind m/s tavg3d_dyn_v U UWND
V 3-D meridional wind m/s tavg3d_dyn_v V VWND

1Data field is created during post-processing of the raw MET fields performed by the GEOS-Chem Support Team.

--Lizzie Lundgren (talk) 14:50, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

I-6 Fields

  • These are instantaneous 6-hr fields.
  • Data times: 00:00, 06:00, 12:00, 18:00 GMT
  • All I-6 fields are 2-dimensional (lon,lat)
  • The Collection is the name of the GEOS-5.2.0 "raw" data file that a particular data field may be found in. This is specified in the GEOS-5.2.0 file specification document.


GEOS-5 Field Description Units File Collection GEOS-4 Equivalent GEOS-3 Equivalent
LWI 2-D land / water / ice flags unitless inst2d_met_x LWI SURFTYPE
PS 2-D surface pressure hPa inst2d_met_x PS PS
SLP 2-D sea level pressure hPa inst2d_met_x SLP SLP
TO3 2-D total ozone column DU inst2d_met_x none none
TTO3 2-D total tropospheric ozone column DU inst2d_met_x none none

--Bob Y. 15:47, 7 February 2012 (EST)