GRIB2 - TABLE 4.2-0-3

PARAMETERS FOR DISCIPLINE 0
CATEGORY 3

(Meteorological products, Mass category)

In Section 0, Octet 7 = 0
In Section 4, Octet 10 = 3

Revised 10/10/2014
Red text depicts changes made since 04/08/2013



Number
(In Section 4, octet 11)
Parameter Units
Abbrev
0
Pressure
Pa
PRES
1
Pressure Reduced to MSL
Pa
PRMSL
2
Pressure Tendency
Pa s-1
PTEND
3
ICAO Standard Atmosphere Reference Height
m
ICAHT
4
Geopotential
m2 s-2
GP
5
Geopotential Height
gpm
HGT
6
Geometric Height
m
DIST
7
Standard Deviation of Height
m
HSTDV
8
Pressure Anomaly
Pa
PRESA
9
Geopotential Height Anomaly
gpm
GPA
10
Density
kg m-3
DEN
11
Altimeter Setting
Pa
ALTS
12
Thickness
m
THICK
13
Pressure Altitude
m
PRESALT
14
Density Altitude
m
DENALT
15
5-Wave Geopotential Height gpm
5WAVH
16
Zonal Flux of Gravity Wave Stress N m-2 U-GWD
17
Meridional Flux of Gravity Wave Stress N m-2 V-GWD
18
Planetary Boundary Layer Height m
HPBL
19
5-Wave Geopotential Height Anomaly gpm
5WAVA
20
Standard Deviation of Sub-Grid Scale Orography m
SDSGSO
21
Angle of Sub-Grid Scale Orography rad
AOSGSO
22
Slope of Sub-Grid Scale Orography Numeric
SSGSO
23
Gravity Wave Dissipation W m-2 GWD
24
Anisotropy of Sub-Grid Scale Orography Numeric
ASGSO
25
Natural Logarithm of Pressure in Pa Numeric
NLPRES
26 Exner Pressure Numeric
EXPRES
27-191
Reserved

192-254
Reserved for Local Use


192
MSLP (Eta model reduction) Pa
MSLET
193
5-Wave Geopotential Height gpm
5WAVH
194
Zonal Flux of Gravity Wave Stress N m-2 U-GWD
195
Meridional Flux of Gravity Wave Stress N m-2 V-GWD
196
Planetary Boundary Layer Height m
HPBL
197
5-Wave Geopotential Height Anomaly gpm
5WAVA
198
MSLP (MAPS System Reduction) Pa
MSLMA
199
3-hr pressure tendency (Std. Atmos. Reduction) Pa s-1
TSLSA
200
Pressure of level from which parcel was lifted Pa
PLPL
201
X-gradient of Log Pressure m-1
LPSX
202
Y-gradient of Log Pressure m-1
LPSY
203
X-gradient of Height m-1
HGTX
204
Y-gradient of Height m-1
HGTY
205
Layer Thickness m
LAYTH
206
Natural Log of Surface Pressure ln (kPa)
NLGSP
207
Convective updraft mass flux
kg m-2 s-1
CNVUMF
208
Convective downdraft mass flux
kg m-2 s-1
CNVDMF
209
Convective detrainment mass flux kg m-2 s-1
CNVDEMF
210
Mass Point Model Surface
LMH
211
Geopotential Height (nearest grid point) gpm HGTN
212
Pressure (nearest grid point) Pa PRESN
213 Orographic Convexity
ORCONV
214 Orographic Asymmetry, W Component
ORASW
215 Orographic Asymmetry, S Component
ORASS
216 Orographic Asymmetry, SW Component
ORASSW
217 Orographic Asymmetry, NW Component
ORASNW
218 Orographic Length Scale, W Component
ORLSW
219 Orographic Length Scale, S Component
ORLSS
220 Orographic Length Scale, SW Component
ORLSSW
221 Orographic Length Scale, NW Component
ORLSNW
255
Missing




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