# List of GEOS-5 met fields

From Geos-chem

## Contents

## 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 | CLDF |

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 HERE to view a powerpoint that describes some of the differences.