CMIP5 Atmospheric Variables

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

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

Realm: atmos

Variable Short-Name

CF Standard Name

Frequencies

albisccp

cloud_albedo

day   mon

areacella

cell_area

fx

cct

air_pressure_at_convective_cloud_top

day   mon   subhr

cl

cloud_area_fraction_in_atmosphere_layer

day   mon   subhr

clcalipso

cloud_area_fraction_in_atmosphere_layer

day   mon

clhcalipso

cloud_area_fraction_in_atmosphere_layer

day   mon

cli

mass_fraction_of_cloud_ice_in_air

day   mon   subhr

clisccp

cloud_area_fraction_in_atmosphere_layer

day

clisccp

isccp_cloud_area_fraction

mon

clivi

atmosphere_cloud_ice_content

day   mon   subhr

cllcalipso

cloud_area_fraction_in_atmosphere_layer

day   mon

clmcalipso

cloud_area_fraction_in_atmosphere_layer

day   mon

clt

cloud_area_fraction

day   mon   subhr

cltcalipso

cloud_area_fraction

day   mon

cltisccp

cloud_area_fraction

day   mon

clw

mass_fraction_of_cloud_liquid_water_in_air

day   mon   subhr

clwvi

atmosphere_cloud_condensed_water_content

day   mon   subhr

co2

mole_fraction_of_carbon_dioxide_in_air

mon

co2mass

atmosphere_mass_of_carbon_dioxide

mon   monClim

dmc

atmosphere_net_upward_deep_convective_mass_flux

mon

evspsbl

water_evaporation_flux

mon   subhr

fco2antt

tendency_of_atmosphere_mass_content_of_carbon_dioxide_\ expressed_as_carbon_due_to_anthropogenic_emission

mon

fco2nat

surface_upward_mass_flux_of_carbon_dioxide_\ expressed_as_carbon_due_to_emission_from_natural_sources

mon

hfls

surface_upward_latent_heat_flux

day   mon   subhr

hfss

surface_upward_sensible_heat_flux

day   mon   subhr

hur

relative_humidity

day   mon   subhr

hus

specific_humidity

day   mon   subhr

mc

atmosphere_net_upward_convective_mass_flux

subhr

mcd

atmosphere_downdraft_convective_mass_flux

mon

mcu

atmosphere_updraft_convective_mass_flux

mon

orog

surface_altitude

fx

parasolRefl

toa_bidirectional_reflectance

day   mon

pctisccp

air_pressure_at_cloud_top

day   mon

pr

precipitation_flux

day   mon   subhr

prc

convective_precipitation_flux

day   mon   subhr

prsn

snowfall_flux

day   mon   subhr

prw

atmosphere_water_vapor_content

mon   subhr

ps

surface_air_pressure

day   mon   subhr

psl

air_pressure_at_sea_level

6hr   day   mon

rld

downwelling_longwave_flux_in_air

mon   subhr

rldcs

downwelling_longwave_flux_in_air_assuming_clear_sky

mon   subhr

rlds

surface_downwelling_longwave_flux_in_air

day   mon   subhr

rldscs

surface_downwelling_longwave_flux_in_air_assuming_clear_sky

day   mon   subhr

rlu

upwelling_longwave_flux_in_air

mon   subhr

rlucs

upwelling_longwave_flux_in_air_assuming_clear_sky

mon   subhr

rlus

surface_upwelling_longwave_flux_in_air

day   mon   subhr

rlut

toa_outgoing_longwave_flux

day   mon   subhr

rlutcs

toa_outgoing_longwave_flux_assuming_clear_sky

day   mon   subhr

rsd

downwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air

mon   subhr

rsdcs

downwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air_assuming_clear_sky

mon   subhr

rsds

surface_downwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air

day   mon   subhr

rsdscs

surface_downwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air_assuming_clear_sky

day   mon   subhr

rsdt

toa_incoming_shortwave_flux

day   mon   subhr

rsu

upwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air

mon   subhr

rsucs

upwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air_assuming_clear_sky

mon   subhr

rsus

surface_upwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air

day   mon   subhr

rsuscs

surface_upwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air_assuming_clear_sky

day   mon   subhr

rsut

toa_outgoing_shortwave_flux

day   mon   subhr

rsutcs

toa_outgoing_shortwave_flux_assuming_clear_sky

day   mon   subhr

rtmt

net_downward_radiative_flux_at_top_of_atmosphere_model

mon   subhr

sfcWind

wind_speed

day   mon   subhr

sfcWindmax

wind_speed

day

sftlf

land_area_fraction

fx

smc

atmosphere_net_upward_shallow_convective_mass_flux

mon

snc

surface_snow_area_fraction

day

ta

air_temperature

6hr   day   mon   subhr

ta700

air_temperature

day

tas

air_temperature

day   mon   subhr

tasmax

air_temperature

day   mon

tasmin

air_temperature

day   mon

tauu

surface_downward_eastward_stress

mon   subhr

tauv

surface_downward_northward_stress

mon   subhr

tnhusc

tendency_of_specific_humidity_due_to_convection

mon   subhr

tnhusmp

tendency_of_specific_humidity_due_to_model_physics

mon   subhr

tnhusscpbl

tendency_of_specific_humidity_\ due_to_stratiform_cloud_and_precipitation_and_boundary_layer_mixing

mon   subhr

tntc

tendency_of_air_temperature_due_to_convection

mon   subhr

tntmp

tendency_of_air_temperature_due_to_model_physics

mon   subhr

tntr

tendency_of_air_temperature_due_to_radiative_heating

mon   subhr

tntscpbl

tendency_of_air_temperature_\ due_to_stratiform_cloud_and_precipitation_and_boundary_layer_mixing

mon   subhr

tro3

mole_fraction_of_ozone_in_air

mon

ts

surface_temperature

mon   subhr

ua

eastward_wind

6hr   day   mon   subhr

uas

eastward_wind

day   mon   subhr

va

northward_wind

6hr   day   mon   subhr

vas

northward_wind

day   mon   subhr

wap

lagrangian_tendency_of_air_pressure

day   mon   subhr

wap500

lagrangian_tendency_of_air_pressure

day

zg

geopotential_height

day   mon   subhr