CMIP5 Ocean/Sea Ice Variables

Realm: atmos - land/landIce - ocean/seaIce - ocnBgchem

A full list of CMIP5 requested variables is available at: CERA codelist 

Realm: ocean

Variable Short-Name

CF Standard Name

Frequencies

areacello

cell_area

fx

basin

region

fx

deptho

sea_floor_depth_below_geoid

fx

difvho

ocean_vertical_heat_diffusivity

monClim

difvmo

ocean_vertical_momentum_diffusivity

monClim

difvso

ocean_vertical_salt_diffusivity

monClim

hfds

surface_downward_heat_flux_in_sea_water

mon

hfsithermds

heat_flux_into_sea_water_due_to_sea_ice_thermodynamics

mon

hfx

ocean_heat_x_transport

mon

hfxba

ocean_heat_x_transport_due_to_bolus_advection

mon

hfxdiff

ocean_heat_x_transport_due_to_diffusion

mon

hfy

ocean_heat_y_transport

mon

hfyba

ocean_heat_y_transport_due_to_bolus_advection

mon

hfydiff

ocean_heat_y_transport_due_to_diffusion

mon

masso

sea_water_mass

mon

mfo

sea_water_transport_across_line

mon

mlotst

ocean_mixed_layer_thickness_defined_by_sigma_t

mon

mlotstsq

square_of_ocean_mixed_layer_thickness_defined_by_sigma_t

mon

msftbarot

ocean_barotropic_mass_streamfunction

mon

msftmyz

ocean_meridional_overturning_mass_streamfunction

mon

omldamax

ocean_mixed_layer_thickness_defined_by_mixing_scheme

day   mon

omlmax

ocean_mixed_layer_thickness_defined_by_mixing_scheme

mon

pbo

sea_water_pressure_at_sea_floor

mon

rhopoto

sea_water_potential_density

mon

rsntds

net_downward_shortwave_flux_at_sea_water_surface

mon

sftof

sea_area_fraction

fx

so

sea_water_salinity

mon

soga

sea_water_salinity

mon

sos

sea_surface_salinity

mon

tauuo

surface_downward_x_stress

mon

tauvo

surface_downward_y_stress

mon

thetao

sea_water_potential_temperature

mon

thetaoga

sea_water_potential_temperature

mon

thkcello

cell_thickness

mon

tos

sea_surface_temperature

day   mon

tossq

square_of_sea_surface_temperature

day   mon

umo

ocean_mass_x_transport

mon

uo

sea_water_x_velocity

mon

vmo

ocean_mass_y_transport

mon

vo

sea_water_y_velocity

mon

volcello

ocean_volume

fx

volo

sea_water_volume

mon

wfo

water_flux_into_sea_water

mon

wmo

upward_ocean_mass_transport

mon

wmosq

square_of_upward_ocean_mass_transport

mon

zos

sea_surface_height_above_geoid

mon

zosga

global_average_sea_level_change

mon

zossga

global_average_steric_sea_level_change

mon

zossq

square_of_sea_surface_height_above_geoid

mon

zostoga

global_average_thermosteric_sea_level_change

mon

Realm: seaIce

Variable Short-Name

CF Standard Name

Frequencies

prsn

snowfall_flux

mon

sic

sea_ice_area_fraction

day   mon

sim

sea_ice_and_surface_snow_amount

mon

sit

sea_ice_thickness

day   mon

snd

surface_snow_thickness

mon

strairx

surface_downward_x_stress

mon

strairy

surface_downward_y_stress

mon

strocnx

upward_x_stress_at_sea_ice_base

mon

strocny

upward_y_stress_at_sea_ice_base

mon

transifs

sea_ice_transport_across_line

mon

transix

sea_ice_x_transport

mon

transiy

sea_ice_y_transport

mon

usi

sea_ice_x_velocity

day

vsi

sea_ice_y_velocity

day