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=== GMAO Documentation ===
 
=== GMAO Documentation ===
* [[http://gmao.gsfc.nasa.gov/operations/GEOS5_V1_File_Specification.pdf|GEOS-5 File Specification Document]]
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* [http://gmao.gsfc.nasa.gov/operations/GEOS5_V1_File_Specification.pdf|GEOS-5 File Specification Document]
  
 
=== List of GEOS-5 Fields used in GEOS-Chem ===
 
=== List of GEOS-5 Fields used in GEOS-Chem ===
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'''Average 3-hr (aka "A3") Fields'''
 
'''Average 3-hr (aka "A3") Fields'''
  
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'''Average 6-hr (aka "A6") Fields'''
 
'''Average 6-hr (aka "A6") Fields'''
  
^ GEOS-5 Field ^ Description                           ^ Units     ^ GEOS-4 Equivalent ^ GEOS-3 Equivalent ^
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{| border=1 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=5
| DQIDTMST    | 3-D tendency of QV in ice processes  | kg/kg/s  | none              | none              |
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|- bgcolor="#CCCCCC"
| DQLDTMST    | 3-D tendency of QV in moist processes | kg/kg/s  | none              | none              |
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! GEOS-5 Field  
| DQVDTMST    | 3-D tendency of QV in vapor processes | kg/kg/s  | none              | none             |
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! Description
| MOISTQ      | 3-D overall tendency of QV            | g/kg/day  | MOISTQ            | MOISTQ            |
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! Units
| CMFMC        | 3-D convective mass flux              | kg/m2/s  | none              | CLDMAS            |
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! GEOS-4 Equivalent
| DTRAIN      | 3-D detrainment mass flux            | kg/m2/s  | none              | DTRAIN            |
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! GEOS-3 Equivalent
| DQRCON      | 3-D precip from conv processes        | kg/m2/s  | none              | none              |
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|-
| DQRLSC      | 3-D precip from lg scl processes      | kg/m2/s  | none              | none              |
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| DQIDTMST     
| CLOUD        | 3-D cloud fraction                    | unitless  | CLDTOT            | CLDF              |
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| 3-D tendency of QV in ice processes   
| TAUCLI      | 3-D grid box opt depth, ice-path      | unitless  | TAUCLI            | TAUCLD            |
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| kg/kg/s   
| TAUCLW      | 3-D grid box opt depth, H2O-path      | unitless  | TAUCLW            | TAUCLD            |
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| none               
| OPTDEPTH    | 3-D overall optical depth            | unitless  | OPTDEPTH          | OPTDEPTH          |
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| none               
| PLE          | 3-D pressure at grid box edges        | hPa      | none              | none              |
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|-
| PV          | 3-D Ertel potential vorticity        | K*m2/kg/s | PV (not used)    | none              |
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| DQLDTMST     
| QI          | 3-D ice mixing ratio                  | kg/kg    | none              | none              |
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| 3-D tendency of QV in moist processes  
| QL          | 3-D water mixing ratio                | kg/kg    | none              | none              |
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| kg/kg/s   
| QV          | 3-D specific humidity                | kg/kg    | Q                | SPHU              |
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| none               
| RH          | 3-D relative humidity                | percent  | RH                | RH (not used)    |
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| none               
| T            | 3-D temperature                      | K        | T                | TMPU              |
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|-
| U            | 3-D zonal wind                        | m/s      | U                | UWND              |
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| DQVDTMST     
| V            | 3-D meridional wind                  | m/s      | V                | VWND              |
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| 3-D tendency of QV in vapor processes  
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| kg/kg/s   
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| none               
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| none            
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|-
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| MOISTQ       
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| 3-D overall tendency of QV             
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| g/kg/day   
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| MOISTQ             
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| MOISTQ             
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|-
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| CMFMC         
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| 3-D convective mass flux               
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| kg/m2/s   
 +
| none               
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| CLDMAS             
 +
|-
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| DTRAIN       
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| 3-D detrainment mass flux             
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| kg/m2/s   
 +
| none               
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| DTRAIN             
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|-
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| DQRCON       
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| 3-D precip from conv processes         
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| kg/m2/s   
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| none               
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| none               
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|-
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| DQRLSC       
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| 3-D precip from lg scl processes       
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| kg/m2/s   
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| none               
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| none               
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|-
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| CLOUD         
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| 3-D cloud fraction                     
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| unitless   
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| CLDTOT             
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| CLDF              |
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| TAUCLI       
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| 3-D grid box opt depth, ice-path       
 +
| unitless   
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| TAUCLI             
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| TAUCLD             
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|-
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| TAUCLW       
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| 3-D grid box opt depth, H2O-path       
 +
| unitless   
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| TAUCLW             
 +
| TAUCLD             
 +
|-
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| OPTDEPTH     
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| 3-D overall optical depth             
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| unitless   
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| OPTDEPTH           
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| OPTDEPTH           
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|-
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| PLE           
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| 3-D pressure at grid box edges         
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| hPa       
 +
| none               
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| none               
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|-
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| PV           
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| 3-D Ertel potential vorticity         
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| K*m2/kg/s  
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| PV (not used)     
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| none               
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|-
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| QI           
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| 3-D ice mixing ratio                   
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| kg/kg     
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| none               
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| none               
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|-
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| QL           
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| 3-D water mixing ratio                 
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| kg/kg     
 +
| none               
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| none               
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|-
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| QV           
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| 3-D specific humidity                 
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| kg/kg     
 +
| Q                 
 +
| SPHU               
 +
|-
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| RH           
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| 3-D relative humidity                 
 +
| percent   
 +
| RH                 
 +
| RH (not used)     
 +
|-
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| T             
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| 3-D temperature                       
 +
| K         
 +
| T                 
 +
| TMPU               
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|-
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| U             
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| 3-D zonal wind                         
 +
| m/s       
 +
| U                 
 +
| UWND               
 +
|-
 +
| V             
 +
| 3-D meridional wind                   
 +
| m/s       
 +
| V                 
 +
| VWND               
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|}
  
 
== Wet scavenging in GEOS-5 ==
 
== Wet scavenging in GEOS-5 ==

Revision as of 21:20, 26 March 2008

Met Fields

GMAO Documentation

List of GEOS-5 Fields used in GEOS-Chem

Instantaneous 6-hr (aka "I6") Fields

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


Average 3-hr (aka "A3") Fields

GEOS-5 Field Description Units GEOS-4 Equivalent GEOS-3 Equivalent
ALBEDO 2-D surface albedo unitless ALBEDO ALBEDO
CLDTOT 2-D column cloud fraction fraction CLDFRC CLDFRC
EVAP 2-D evapotranspiration flux kg/m2/s EVAP EVAP
GRN 2-D greenness index fraction none none
GWETROOT 2-D root zone soil moisture fraction GWETROOT GWETROOT (not used)
GWETTOP 2-D top soil moisture fraction GWETTOP GWETTOP
HFLUX 2-D sensible heat flux W/m2 HFLUX HFLUX
LAI 2-D leaf area index m2/m2 LAI LAI
LWGNET 2-D net longwave radiation @ ground W/m2 RADLWG RADLWG
PARDF 2-D diffuse photosyn active rad W/m2 PARDF PARDF
PARDR 2-D direct photosyn active rad W/m2 PARDR PARDR
PBLH 2-D PBL thickness m PBLH PBL
PRECCON 2-D total convective precip @ ground kg/m2/s PRECON PRECON
PRECTOT 2-D total precipitation @ ground kg/m2/s PREACC PREACC
PRECSNO 2-D total snow precipitation @ ground kg/m2/s none none
SNOMAS 2-D snow depth (H2O equivalent m SNOW SNOW
SNODP 2-D snow depth (geometric) m none none
SWGNET 2-D net shortwave rad @ ground W/m2 RADSWG RADSWG
T2M 2-D air temperature @ 2m above ground K T2M TS
TROPP 2-D tropopause pressure hPa TROPP TROPP
TSKIN 2-D ground (skin) temperature K TSKIN TGROUND
U10M 2-D U-wind @ 10m above ground m/s U10M U10M
USTAR 2-D Friction velocity m/s USTAR USTAR
V10M 2-D V-wind @ 10m above ground m/s V10M V10M
Z0M 2-D Roughness height m Z0M Z0


Average 6-hr (aka "A6") Fields

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

Wet scavenging in GEOS-5

09-Jan-2008

There can be significant differences in the amount of tracer lost to wet scavenging in GEOS-5 as compared to the equivalent run in GEOS-4. Click [[1]] to view a powerpoint that describes some of the differences.