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 01/15/2015
Red text depicts changes made since 04/08/2013



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 Fraction of Stratiform Precipitation Cover Proportion FSTRPC
37 Fraction of Convective Precipitation Cover Proportion FCONPC
38-191
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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