
Level 1b Cloudnet product:KNMI RACMO modelData Home  Overview of Cloudnet products  Product list  Quicklooks  Conditions of useSummary
Dataset contentsSample NetCDF file: 20040316_chilbolton_racmo.nc The following is a description of the variables in this product, produced automatically from the metadata in the sample file (using the nc2html unix utility): Dataset title: KNMI RACMO singlesite output over Chilbolton
Dimensions and coordinate variablestimeHours UTC
Type:singleprecision floatingpoint vector Model level
Type:signed twobyte integer vector Microwave frequency
Type:singleprecision floatingpoint vector VariableslatitudeLatitude of model gridpoint
Type:singleprecision floatingpoint scalar Longitude of model gridpoint
Type:singleprecision floatingpoint scalar Horizontal resolution of model
Type:singleprecision floatingpoint scalar Time since initialization of forecast For each profile in the file this variable contains the time elapsed since the initialization time of the forecast from which it was taken. Note that the profiles in this file may be taken from more than one forecast. Units:hoursType:singleprecision floatingpoint vector Pressure
Type:singleprecision floatingpoint array Zonal wind
Type:singleprecision floatingpoint array Meridional wind
Type:singleprecision floatingpoint array Vertical wind in pressure coordinates
Type:singleprecision floatingpoint array Temperature
Type:singleprecision floatingpoint array Specific humidity
Type:singleprecision floatingpoint array Gridboxmean liquid water mixing ratio
Type:singleprecision floatingpoint array Gridboxmean ice water mixing ratio
Type:singleprecision floatingpoint array Cloud fraction
Type:singleprecision floatingpoint array Surface pressure
Type:singleprecision floatingpoint vector Latent heat flux
Type:singleprecision floatingpoint vector Sensible heat flux
Type:singleprecision floatingpoint vector Surface downwelling shortwave flux
Type:singleprecision floatingpoint vector Surface downwelling longwave flux
Type:singleprecision floatingpoint vector Convective rainfall amount
Type:singleprecision floatingpoint vector Largescale rainfall amount
Type:singleprecision floatingpoint vector Skin temperature
Type:singleprecision floatingpoint vector Largescale precipitation fraction
Type:singleprecision floatingpoint vector Surface total cloud fraction
Type:singleprecision floatingpoint vector Height above ground The heights have been calculated using pressure, temperature and specific humidity. Units:mType:singleprecision floatingpoint array Relative humidity With respect to liquid above 0 degrees C and with respect to ice below 0 degrees C. Calculated using GoffGratch formula. Units:dimensionlessType:singleprecision floatingpoint array Vertical wind The vertical wind has been calculated from omega (Pa s1), height and pressure using: w=omega*dz/dp Units:m s1Type:singleprecision floatingpoint array Twoway attenuation from the ground due to atmospheric gases
Type:singleprecision floatingpoint array Specific oneway attenuation due to atmospheric gases
Type:singleprecision floatingpoint array Specific oneway attenuation due to atmospheric gases for saturated air (saturated with respect to ice below 0 degrees C)
Type:singleprecision floatingpoint array Specific oneway attenuation due to atmospheric gases for dry air (no water vapour)
Type:singleprecision floatingpoint array Dielectric parameter (K^2) of liquid water
Type:singleprecision floatingpoint array Specific oneway attenuation due to liquid water, per unit liquid water content
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