GRIB2 - TABLE 4.2-0-6

PARAMETERS FOR DISCIPLINE 0
CATEGORY 6

(Meteorological products, Cloud category)

In Section 0, Octet 7 = 0
In Section 4, Octet 10 = 6

Revised 04/08/2013
Red text depicts changes made since 02/27/2010



Number
(In Section 4, octet 11)
Parameter Units
Abbrev
0
Cloud Ice
kg m-2
CICE
1
Total Cloud Cover
%
TCDC
2
Convective Cloud Cover
%
CDCON
3
Low Cloud Cover %
LCDC
4
Medium Cloud Cover %
MCDC
5
High Cloud Cover %
HCDC
6
Cloud Water
kg m-2 CWAT
7
Cloud Amount
%
CDCA
8
Cloud Type
See Table 4.203
CDCT
9
Thunderstorm Maximum Tops
m
TMAXT
10
Thunderstorm Coverage
See Table 4.204 THUNC
11
Cloud Base
m
CDCB
12
Cloud Top
m
CDCT
13
Ceiling
m
CEIL
14
Non-Convective Cloud Cover %
CDLYR
15
Cloud Work Function J kg-1
CWORK
16
Convective Cloud Efficiency Proportion CUEFI
17
Total Condensate * kg kg-1 TCOND
18
Total Column-Integrated Cloud Water * kg m-2 TCOLW
19
Total Column-Integrated Cloud Ice * kg m-2 TCOLI
20
Total Column-Integrated Condensate * kg m-2 TCOLC
21
Ice fraction of total condensate Proportion FICE
22
Cloud Cover %
CDCC
23
Cloud Ice Mixing Ratio * kg kg-1
CDCIMR
24
Sunshine Numeric
SUNS
25
Horizontal Extent of Cumulonimbus (CB) %
CBHE
26 Height of Convective Cloud Base m HCONCB
27 Height of Convective Cloud Top m HCONCT
28 Number Concentration of Cloud Droplets kg-1 NCONCD
29 Number Concentration of Cloud Ice kg-1 NCCICE
30 Number Density of Cloud Droplets m-3 NDENCD
31 Number Density of Cloud Ice m-3 NDCICE
32 Fraction of Cloud Cover Numeric FRACCC
33
Sunshine Duration s
SUNSD
34 Surface Long Wave Effective Total Cloudiness Numeric SLWTC
35 Surface Short Wave Effective Total Cloudiness Numeric SSWTC
36-191
Reserved

192-254
Reserved for Local Use


192
Non-Convective Cloud Cover %
CDLYR
193
Cloud Work Function J kg-1
CWORK
194
Convective Cloud Efficiency non-dim CUEFI
195
Total Condensate kg kg-1 TCOND
196
Total Column-Integrated Cloud Water kg m-2 TCOLW
197
Total Column-Integrated Cloud Ice kg m-2 TCOLI
198
Total Column-Integrated Condensate kg m-2 TCOLC
199
Ice fraction of total condensate non-dim FICE
200
Convective Cloud Mass Flux Pa s-1 MFLUX
201
Sunshine Duration s
SUNSD
255
Missing




Notes: * Parameter deprecated - Use another parameter in parameter category 1:moisture instead.



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