ON388 - TABLE 2

PARAMETERS & UNITS
(PDS Octet 9)


Updated 08/26/2013
Red text depicts changes made since 08/08/2013 
 

Parameter Table Version 128
Parameter Table Version 129
Parameter Table Version 130
Parameter Table Version 131
Parameter Table Version 133
Parameter Table Version 140
Parameter Table Version 141




Parameter Table Version 2
(PDS Octet 4 = 2)

VALUE PARAMETER UNITS ABBREV.
000
Reserved


001
Pressure Pa PRES
002
Pressure reduced to MSL Pa PRMSL
003
Pressure tendency Pa/s PTEND
004
Potential vorticity K m2 kg-1 s-1 PVORT
005
ICAO Standard Atmosphere Reference Height m ICAHT
006
Geopotential m2/s2 GP
007
Geopotential height gpm HGT
008
Geometric height m DIST
009
Standard deviation of height m HSTDV
010
Total ozone Dobson TOZNE
011
Temperature K TMP
012
Virtual temperature K VTMP
013
Potential temperature K POT
014
Pseudo-adiabatic potential temperature
or equivalent potential temperature
K EPOT
015
Maximum temperature K TMAX
016
Minimum temperature K TMIN
017
Dew point temperature K DPT
018
Dew point depression (or deficit) K DEPR
019
Lapse rate K/m LAPR
020
Visibility m VIS
021
Radar Spectra (1)
-
RDSP1
022
Radar Spectra (2)
-
RDSP2
023
Radar Spectra (3)
-
RDSP3
024
Parcel lifted index (to 500 hPa) K PLI
025
Temperature anomaly K TMPA
026
Pressure anomaly Pa PRESA
027
Geopotential height anomaly gpm GPA
028
Wave Spectra (1)

WVSP1
029
Wave Spectra (2)

WVSP2
030
Wave Spectra (3)

WVSP3
031
Wind direction (from which blowing) deg true WDIR
032
Wind speed m/s WIND
033
u-component of wind m/s UGRD
034
v-component of wind m/s VGRD
035
Stream function m2/s STRM
036
Velocity potential m2/s VPOT
037
Montgomery stream function m2/s2 MNTSF
038
Sigma coordinate vertical velocity /s SGCVV
039
Vertical velocity (pressure) Pa/s VVEL
040
Vertical velocity (geometric) m/s DZDT
041
Absolute vorticity /s ABSV
042
Absolute divergence /s ABSD
043
Relative vorticity /s RELV
044
Relative divergence /s RELD
045
Vertical u-component shear /s VUCSH
046
Vertical v-component shear /s VVCSH
047
Direction of current Degree true DIRC
048
Speed of current m/s SPC
049
u-component of current m/s UOGRD
050
v-component of current m/s VOGRD
051
Specific humidity kg/kg SPFH
052
Relative humidity % RH
053
Humidity mixing ratio kg/kg MIXR
054
Precipitable water kg/m2 PWAT
055
Vapor pressure Pa VAPP
056
Saturation deficit Pa SATD
057
Evaporation kg/m2 EVP
058
Cloud Ice kg/m2 CICE
059
Precipitation rate kg/m2/s PRATE
060
Thunderstorm probability % TSTM
061
Total precipitation kg/m2 APCP
062
Large scale precipitation (non-conv.) kg/m2 NCPCP
063
Convective precipitation kg/m2 ACPCP
064
Snowfall rate water equivalent kg/m2/s SRWEQ
065
Water equiv. of accum. snow depth kg/m2 WEASD
066
Snow depth m SNOD
067
Mixed layer depth m MIXHT
068
Transient thermocline depth m TTHDP
069
Main thermocline depth m MTHD
070
Main thermocline anomaly m MTHA
071
Total cloud cover % TCDC
072
Convective cloud cover % CDCON
073
Low cloud cover % LCDC
074
Medium cloud cover % MCDC
075
High cloud cover % HCDC
076
Cloud water kg/m2 CWAT
077
Best lifted index (to 500 hPa) K BLI
078
Convective snow kg/m2 SNOC
079
Large scale snow kg/m2 SNOL
080
Water Temperature K WTMP
081
Land cover (land=1, sea=0) (see note) proportion LAND
082
Deviation of sea level from mean m DSLM
083
Surface roughness m SFCR
084
Albedo % ALBDO
085
Soil temperature K TSOIL
086
Soil moisture content kg/m2 SOILM
087
Vegetation % VEG
088
Salinity kg/kg SALTY
089
Density kg/m3 DEN
090
Water runoff kg/m2 WATR
091
Ice cover (ice=1, no ice=0) (See Note) proportion ICEC
092
Ice thickness m ICETK
093
Direction of ice drift deg true DICED
094
Speed of ice drift m/s SICED
095
u-component of ice drift m/s UICE
096
v-component of ice drift m/s VICE
097
Ice growth rate m/s ICEG
098
Ice divergence m/s ICED
099
Snow melt kg/m2 SNOM
100
Significant height of combined wind waves and swell m HTSGW
101
Direction of wind waves (from which) Degree true WVDIR
102
Significant height of wind waves m WVHGT
103
Mean period of wind waves s WVPER
104
Direction of swell waves Degree true SWDIR
105
Significant height of swell waves m SWELL
106
Mean period of swell waves s SWPER
107
Primary wave direction Degree true DIRPW
108
Primary wave mean period s PERPW
109
Secondary wave direction Degree true DIRSW
110
Secondary wave mean period s PERSW
111
Net short-wave radiation flux (surface) W/m2 NSWRS
112
Net long wave radiation flux (surface) W/m2 NLWRS
113
Net short-wave radiation flux (top of atmosphere) W/m NSWRT
114
Net long wave radiation flux (top of atmosphere) W/m NLWRT
115
Long wave radiation flux W/m LWAVR
116
Short wave radiation flux W/m SWAVR
117
Global radiation flux W/m GRAD
118
Brightness temperature K BRTMP
119
Radiance (with respect to wave number) W/m/sr LWRAD
120
Radiance (with respect to wave length) W/m3/sr SWRAD
121
Latent heat net flux W/m LHTFL
122
Sensible heat net flux W/m SHTFL
123
Boundary layer dissipation W/m BLYDP
124
Momentum flux, u component N/m UFLX
125
Momentum flux, v component N/m VFLX
126
Wind mixing energy J WMIXE
127
Image data

IMGD
128-254
Reserved for use by originating center


NWS/NCEP usage as follows...
128
Mean Sea Level Pressure (Standard Atmosphere Reduction) Pa MSLSA
129
Mean Sea Level Pressure (MAPS System Reduction) Pa MSLMA
130
Mean Sea Level Pressure (NAM Model Reduction) Pa MSLET
131
Surface lifted index K LFTX
132
Best (4 layer) lifted index K 4LFTX
133
K index K KX
134
Sweat index K SX
135
Horizontal moisture divergence kg/kg/s MCONV
136
Vertical speed shear 1/s VWSH
137
3-hr pressure tendency Std. Atmos. Reduction Pa/s TSLSA
138
Brunt-Vaisala frequency (squared) 1/s2 BVF2
139
Potential vorticity (density weighted) 1/s/m PVMW
140
Categorical rain (yes=1; no=0) non-dim CRAIN
141
Categorical freezing rain (yes=1; no=0) non-dim CFRZR
142
Categorical ice pellets (yes=1; no=0) non-dim CICEP
143
Categorical snow (yes=1; no=0) non-dim CSNOW
144
Volumetric soil moisture content fraction SOILW
145
Potential evaporation rate W/m2 PEVPR
146
Cloud work function J/kg CWORK
147
Zonal flux of gravity wave stress N/m2 UGWD
148
Meridional flux of gravity wave stress N/m2 VGWD
149
Potential vorticity m2/s/kg PVORT
150
Covariance between meridional and zonal components of the
wind. Defined as [uv]-[u][v], where "[]" indicates the mean over
the indicated time span. 
m2/s2 COVMZ
151
Covariance between temperature and zonal components of the
wind. Defined as [uT]-[u][T], where "[]" indicates the mean over
the indicated time span. 
K*m/s COVTZ
152
Covariance between temperature and meridional components of
the wind. Defined as [vT]-[v][T], where "[]" indicates the mean
over the indicated time span. 
K*m/s COVTM
153
Cloud Mixing Ratio kg/kg CLWMR
154
Ozone mixing ratio kg/kg O3MR
155
Ground Heat Flux W/m2 GFLUX
156
Convective inhibition J/kg CIN
157
Convective Available Potential Energy J/kg CAPE
158
Turbulent Kinetic Energy J/kg TKE
159
Condensation pressure of parcel
lifted from indicated surface
Pa CONDP
160
Clear Sky Upward Solar Flux W/m2 CSUSF
161
Clear Sky Downward Solar Flux W/m2 CSDSF
162
Clear Sky upward long wave flux W/m2 CSULF
163
Clear Sky downward long wave flux W/m2 CSDLF
164
Cloud forcing net solar flux W/m2 CFNSF
165
Cloud forcing net long wave flux W/m2 CFNLF
166
Visible beam downward solar flux W/m2 VBDSF
167
Visible diffuse downward solar flux W/m2 VDDSF
168
Near IR beam downward solar flux W/m2 NBDSF
169
Near IR diffuse downward solar flux W/m2 NDDSF
170
Rain water mixing ratio kg/kg RWMR
171
Snow mixing ratio kg/kg SNMR
172
Momentum flux N/m2 MFLX
173
Mass point model surface non-dim LMH
174
Velocity point model surface non-dim LMV
175
Model layer number (from bottom up) non-dim MLYNO
176
latitude (-90 to +90) deg NLAT
177
east longitude (0-360) deg ELON
178
Ice mixing ratio kg/kg ICMR
179
Graupel mixing ratio kg/kg GRMR
180
Surface wind gust m/s GUST
181
x-gradient of log pressure 1/m LPSX
182
y-gradient of log pressure 1/m LPSY
183
x-gradient of height m/m HGTX
184
y-gradient of height m/m HGTY
185
Turbulence Potential Forecast Index non-dim TPFI
186
Total Icing Potential Diagnostic non-dim TIPD
187
Lightning non-dim LTNG
188
Rate of water dropping from canopy to ground

RDRIP
189
Virtual potential temperature K VPTMP
190
Storm relative helicity m2/s2 HLCY
191
Probability from ensemble numeric PROB
192
Probability from ensemble normalized with
respect to climate expectancy
numeric PROBN
193
Probability of precipitation % POP
194
Percent of frozen precipitation % CPOFP
195
Probability of freezing precipitation % CPOZP
196
u-component of storm motion m/s USTM
197
v-component of storm motion m/s VSTM
198
Number concentration for ice particles
NCIP
199
Direct evaporation from bare soil W/m2 EVBS
200
Canopy water evaporation W/m2 EVCW
201
Ice-free water surface % ICWAT
202
Convective weather detection index non-dim CWDI
203
VAFTAD log10(kg/m3) VAFTD
204
downward short wave rad. flux W/m2 DSWRF
205
downward long wave rad. flux W/m2 DLWRF
206
Ultra violet index
(1 hour integration centered at solar noon)
W/m2 UVI
207
Moisture availability % MSTAV
208
Exchange coefficient (kg/m3)(m/s) SFEXC
209
No. of mixed layers next to surface integer MIXLY
210
Transpiration W/m2 TRANS
211
upward short wave rad. flux W/m2 USWRF
212
upward long wave rad. flux W/m2 ULWRF
213
Amount of non-convective cloud % CDLYR
214
Convective Precipitation rate kg/m2/s CPRAT
215
Temperature tendency by all physics K/s TTDIA
216
Temperature tendency by all radiation K/s TTRAD
217
Temperature tendency by non-radiation physics K/s TTPHY
218
Precipitation index(0.0-1.00) (see note) fraction PREIX
219
Std. dev. of IR T over 1x1 deg area K TSD1D
220
Natural log of surface pressure ln(kPa) NLGSP
221
Planetary boundary layer height m HPBL
222
5-wave geopotential height gpm 5WAVH
223
Plant canopy surface water kg/m2 CNWAT
224
Soil type (as in Zobler) Integer (0-9) SOTYP
225
Vegitation type (as in SiB) Integer (0-13) VGTYP
226
Blackadar's mixing length scale m BMIXL
227
Asymptotic mixing length scale m AMIXL
228
Potential evaporation kg/m2 PEVAP
229
Snow phase-change heat flux W/m2 SNOHF
230
5-wave geopotential height anomaly gpm 5WAVA
231
Convective cloud mass flux Pa/s MFLUX
232
Downward total radiation flux W/m2 DTRF
233
Upward total radiation flux W/m2 UTRF
234
Baseflow-groundwater runoff kg/m2 BGRUN
235
Storm surface runoff kg/m2 SSRUN
236
Supercooled Large Droplet (SLD) Icing Potential Diagnostic NumericSee Note (1) SIPD
237
Total ozone kg/m2 03TOT
238
Snow cover percent SNOWC
239
Snow temperature K SNO T
240
Covariance between temperature and vertical component of
the wind. Defined as [wT]-[w][T], where "[]" indicates the
mean over the indicated time span
K*m/s COVTW
241
Large scale condensate heat rate K/s LRGHR
242
Deep convective heating rate K/s CNVHR
243
Deep convective moistening rate kg/kg/s CNVMR
244
Shallow convective heating rate K/s SHAHR
245
Shallow convective moistening rate kg/kg/s SHAMR
246
Vertical diffusion heating rate K/s VDFHR
247
Vertical diffusion zonal acceleration m/s2 VDFUA
248
Vertical diffusion meridional acceleration m/s2 VDFVA
249
Vertical diffusion moistening rate kg/kg/s VDFMR
250
Solar radiative heating rate K/s SWHR
251
Long wave radiative heating rate K/s LWHR
252
Drag coefficient non-dim CD
253
Friction velocity m/s FRICV
254
Richardson number non-dim RI
255
Missing




Notes: 

(1) A value of -0.1 indicates "icing was present, but there was not enough information to determine whether SLD were present".



  

Parameter Table Version 128
Oceanographic Parameters
(PDS Octet 4 = 128)


VALUE PARAMETER UNITS ABBREV.
000-127
Reserved (see entries under Parameter Table Version 2)


128
Ocean depth - mean
m
AVDEPTH
129
Ocean depth - instantaneous
m
DEPTH
130
Ocean surface elevation relative to geoid
m
ELEV
131
Max ocean surface elevation in last 24 hours
m
MXEL24
132
Min ocean surface elevation in last 24 hours m
MNEL24
133-134
Reserved


135
Oxygen (O2 (aq))
Mol/kg
O2
136
PO4
Mol/kg PO4
137
NO3
Mol/kg NO3
138
SiO4
Mol/kg SIO4
139
CO2 (aq)
Mol/kg CO2AQ
140
HCO3
Mol/kg HCO3
141
CO3
Mol/kg CO3
142
TCO2
Mol/kg TCO2
143
TALK
Mol/kg TALK
144-145
Reserved

146
S11 - 1,1 component of ice stress tensor

S11
147
S12 - 1,2 component of ice stress tensor
S12
148
S22 - 2,2 component of ice stress tensor
S22
149
T1 - First invariant of stress tensor

INV1
150
T2 - Second invariant of stress tensor
INV2
151-154
Reserved

155
Wave roughness

WVRGH
156
Wave stresses

WVSTRS
157
Whitecap coverage

WHITE
158
Swell direction width

SWDIRWID
159
Swell frequency width
SWFREWID
160
Wave age

WVAGE
161
Physical Wave age
PWVAGE
162-164
Reserved

165
Master length scale (turbulence)
m
LTURB
166-169
Reserved

 170
Net air-ice heat flux
W/m2
AIHFLX
171
Net air-ocean heat flux W/m2 AOHFLX
172
Net ice-ocean heat flux W/m2 IOHFLX
173
Net ice-ocean salt flux kg/s
IOSFLX
174
Reserved

175
Ocean mixed layer temperature
K
OMLT
176
Ocean mixed layer salinity
kg/kg
OMLS
177
Ocean mixed layer potential density (Referenced to 2000m) kg/m3
P2OMLT
178
Ocean mixed layer u velocity
m/s
OMLU
179
Ocean mixed layer v velocity
m/s
OMLV
180
Assimilative heat flux
W/m2 ASHFL
181
Assimilative salt flux mm/day
ASSFL
182
Bottom layer depth
m
BOTLD
183
Barotropic U velocity
m/s
UBARO
184
Barotropic V velocity m/s
VBARO
185
Interface depths
m
INTFD
186
3-D temperature
deg c
WTMPC
187
3-D Salinity
psu
SALIN
188
Evaporation - precipitation cm/day
EMNP
189
Reserved

190
Kinetic energy
J/kg
KENG
191
Barotropic Kinetic energy J/kg
BKENG
192
Layer Thickness
m LAYTH
193
Surface temperature trend
deg/day
SSTT
194
Surface salinity trend
psu/day
SSST
195
Ocean Vertical Heat Diffusivity m2s-1
OVHD
196
Ocean Vertical Salt Diffusivity m2s-1
OVSD
197
Ocean Vertical Momentum Diffusivity m2s-1
OVMD
198-253
Reserved

254
Relative error variance
non-dim
REV


 
 

Parameter Table Version 129
(PDS Octet 4 = 129)

VALUE PARAMETER UNITS ABBREV.
000-127
Reserved (see entries under Parameter Table Version 2)


128
Probability anomaly of temperature % PAOT
129
Probability anomaly of precipitation % PAOP
130
Probability of Wetting Rain, exceeding 0.10" in a given time period %
CWR
131
Rain fraction of total liquid water non-dim FRAIN
132
Ice fraction of total condensate non-dim FICE
133
Rime Factor non-dim RIME
134
Convective cloud efficiency non-dim CUEFI
135
Total condensate kg/kg TCOND
136
Total column-integrated cloud water kg/m2 TCOLW
137
Total column-integrated cloud ice kg/m2 TCOLI
138
Total column-integrated rain kg/m2 TCOLR
139
Total column-integrated snow kg/m2 TCOLS
140
Total column-integrated condensate kg/m2 TCOLC
141
Pressure of level from which parcel was lifted Pa PLPL
142
Height of level from which parcel was lifted m HLPL
143
Cloud Emissivity
Fraction 0-1 CEMS
144
Cloud Optical Depth
non-dim COPD
145
Effective Particle size Microns PSIZ
146
Total Water Cloud %
TCWAT
147
Total Ice Cloud
%
TCICE
148
Wind difference
m/s
WDIF
149
Wave Steepness
non-dim
WSTP
150
Probability of Temperature being above normal
%
PTAN
151
Probability of Temperature being near normal %
PTNN
152
Probability of Temperature being below normal %
PTBN
153
Probability of Precipitation being above normal %
PPAN
154
Probability of Precipitation being near normal %
PPNN
155
Probability of Precipitation being below normal %
PPBN
156
Particulate matter (coarse)
µg/m3
PMTC
157
Particulate matter (fine) µg/m3 PMTF
158
Analysis error of temperature K
AETMP
159
Analysis error of dew point
%
AEDPT
160
Analysis error of specific humidity  kg/kg
AESPH
161
Analysis error of u-wind  m/s
AEUWD
162
Analysis error of v-wind  m/s
AEVWD
163
Particulate matter (fine) log10(µg/m3) LPMTF
164
Integrated column particulate matter (fine) log10(µg/m3) LIPMF
165
Derived radar reflectivity backscatter from rain mm6/m3
REFZR
166
Derived radar reflectivity backscatter from ice mm6/m3 REFZI
167
Derived radar reflectivity backscatter from parameterized
convection
mm6/m3 REFZC
168
Total column-integrated supercooled liquid water kg/m2 TCLSW
169
Total column-integrated melting ice kg/m2 TCOLM
 170
Ellrod Index non-dim ELRDI
171
Seconds prior to initial reference time (defined in octects 18-20) sec TSEC
172
Seconds after initial reference time (defined in octets 18-20)
sec
TSECA
173
Number of samples/observations non-dim NUM
174
Analysis error of pressure Pa
AEPRS
175
Icing severity non-dim
ICSEV
176
Icing probability non-dim
ICPRB
177
Low-level aviation interest non-dim LAVNI
178
High-level aviation interest non-dim HAVNI
179
Flight Category (See note 7 below)
non-dim
FLGHT
180
Ozone concentration PPB OZCON
181
Categorical ozone concentration non-dim OZCAT
182
Vertical eddy diffusivity heat exchange (Kh)
m2/s
VEDH
183
Sigma level value
non-dim
SIGV
184
Ensemble Weight
non-dim
EWGT
185
Confidence indicator - Ceiling (See note 8 below)
non-dim CICEL
186
Confidence indicator - Visibility (See note 8 below)
non-dim CIVIS
187
Confidence indicator - Flight Category (See note 8 below)
non-dim CIFLT
188
Latitude of V wind component of velocity deg
LAVV
189
Longitude of V wind component of velocity deg
LOVV
190
Scatterometer estimated U wind component
m/s
USCT
191
Scatterometer estimated V wind component m/s
VSCT
192
Latitude of U wind component of velocity
deg
LAUV
193
Longitude of U wind component of velocity
deg
LOUV
194
Tropical Cyclone Heat Potential J/m2K TCHP
195
Geometric Depth Below Sea Surface
m
DBSS
196
Ocean Dynamic Height Anomaly
dynamic m
ODHA
197
Ocean Heat Content
J/m2
OHC
198
Sea Surface Height Relative to Geoid
m
SSHG
199
Salt Flux
kg/m2s
SLTFL
200
UV-B downward solar flux
W/m2
DUVB
201
Clear sky UV-B downward solar flux W/m2 CDUVB
202
Total downward heat flux at surface (downward is positive)
W/m2 THFLX
203
U velocity variance
m2/s2 UVAR
204
V velocity variance
m2/s2
VVAR
205
UV Velocity Cross Correlation
m2/s2 UVVCC
206
Meteorological Correlation Length Scale m
MCLS
207
Latitude of pressure point
deg
LAPP
208
Longitude of pressure point
deg
LOPP
209
Reserved for local use

210
Observed radar reflectivity
dbZ
REFO
211
Derived radar reflectivity dbZ
REFD
212
Maximum/Composite radar reflectivity dbZ
REFC
213
Simulated Brightness Temperature for GOES12, Channel 2
K
SBT122
214
Simulated Brightness Temperature for GOES12, Channel 3 K
SBT123
215
Simulated Brightness Temperature for GOES12, Channel 4
K
SBT124
216
Simulated Brightness Temperature for GOES12, Channel 6
K
SBT126
217 Minimum Relative Humidity
%
MINRH
218
Maximum Relative Humidity
%
MAXRH
219
Ceiling
m
CEIL
220
Planetary boundary layer Regime

PBLREG
221
Simulated Brightness Counts for GOES12, Channel 3 Byte
SBC123
222
Simulated Brightness Counts for GOES12, Channel 4
Byte
SBC124
223
Rain Precipitation Rate
kg/m2/s
RPRATE
224
Snow Precipitation Rate
kg/m2/s
SPRATE
225
Freezing Rain Precipitation Rate
kg/m2/s
FPRATE
226
Ice Pellets Precipitation Rate
kg/m2/s
IPRATE
227
Updraft Helicity
m2/s2
UPHL
228
Storm Surge
m
SURGE
229
Extra Tropical Storm Surge
m
ETSRG
230
Relative Humidity with Respect to Precipitable Water
%
RHPW
231
Ozone Daily Max from 1-hour Average ppbV
OZMAX1
232
Ozone Daily Max from 8-hour Average ppbV
OZMAX8
233
PM 2.5 Daily Max from 1-hour Average μg/m3 PDMAX1
234
PM 2.5 Daily Max from 24-hour Average μg/m3 PDMX24
235
Hourly Maximum of Simulated Reflectivity at 1 km AGL dbZ MAXREF
236
Hourly Maximum of Updraft Helicity over layer 2km to 5 km AGL m2/s2
MXUPHL
237
Hourly Maximum of Upward Vertical Velocity
in the lowest 400hPa
m/s
MAXUVV
238
Hourly Maximum of Downward Vertical Velocity
in the lowest 400hPa
m/s
MAXDVV
239
Hourly Maximum of Column Vertical Integrated Graupel kg/m2
MAXVIG
240
Radar Echo Top (18.3 DBZ) m
RETOP
241
Ventilation Rate m2/s
VRATE
242
20% Tropical Cyclone Storm Surge Exceedance
m
TCSRG20
243
30% Tropical Cyclone Storm Surge Exceedance
m
TCSRG30
244
40% Tropical Cyclone Storm Surge Exceedance
m
TCSRG40
245
50% Tropical Cyclone Storm Surge Exceedance
m
TCSRG50
246
60% Tropical Cyclone Storm Surge Exceedance
m
TCSRG60
247
70% Tropical Cyclone Storm Surge Exceedance
m
TCSRG70
248
80% Tropical Cyclone Storm Surge Exceedance
m
TCSRG80
249
90% Tropical Cyclone Storm Surge Exceedance
m
TCSRG90
250
Haines Index

HINDEX
251
Difference Between 2 States In Total Energy Norm J/kg
DIFTEN
252
Pseudo-Precipitation kg/m2
PSPCP
253
U Component of Hourly Maximum 10m Wind Speed m/s
MAXUW
254
V Component of Hourly Maximum 10m Wind Speed m/s
MAXVW
255
Missing



 
 

Parameter Table Version 130
(PDS Octet 4 = 130)

VALUE PARAMETER UNITS ABBREV.
000-127
Reserved (see entries under Parameter Table Version 2)

128-143
Not yet assigned - for as long as possible, to avoid Table 2 conflicts
for users without awareness or of access to Table 130


 144 Volumetric soil moisture (frozen + liquid) fraction SOILW
145
Potential latent heat flux (potential evaporation) W/m2 PEVPR
146
Vegetation canopy temperature K VEGT
147
Bare soil surface skin temperature BARET
148
Average surface skin temperature  AVSFT
149
Effective radiative skin temperature K RADT
150
Surface water storage  kg/m SSTOR
151
Liquid soil moisture content (non-frozen)  kg/m LSOIL
152
Open water evaporation (standing water) W/m EWATR
153
Number concentration for rain particles
NCRAIN
154
Land Surface Precipitation Accumulation (LSPA) kg/m2 LSPA
155
Ground Heat Flux W/m GFLUX
156
Convective inhibition (CIN) J/kg CIN
157
Convective available potential energy (CAPE) J/kg CAPE
158
Turbulent Kinetic Energy J/kg TKE
159
Maximum snow albedo  % MXSALB
160
Liquid volumetric soil moisture (non-frozen) fraction SOILL
161
Frozen precipitation (e.g. snowfall) kg/m2 ASNOW
162
Liquid precipitation (rainfall) kg/m ARAIN
163
Groundwater recharge kg/m2 GWREC
164
Flood plain recharge kg/m2 QREC
165
Snow temperature, depth-avg  SNOWT
166
Visible beam downward solar flux  W/m VBDSF
167
Visible diffuse downward solar flux  W/m2 VDDSF
168
Near IR beam downward solar flux  W/m NBDSF
169
Near IR diffuse downward solar flux W/m2 NDDSF
170
Snow-free albedo SNFALB
171
Number of soil layers in root zone
non-dim
172
Momentum flux  N/m2 M FLX
173-175
Reserved for future use


176
Latitude (-90 to +90)  deg  NLAT
177
East longitude (0-360)  deg  ELON
178
Field Capacity (soil moisture)  fraction FLDCAP
179
Aerodynamic conductance  m/s  ACOND
180
Snow age  SNOAG 
181
Canopy conductance  m/s  CCOND 
182
Leaf area index (0-9)  non-dim  LAI 
183
Roughness length for heat  SFCRH 
184
Snow albedo (over snow cover area only) % SALBD 
185-186
Reserved for future use


187
Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI)  non-dim  NDVI 
188
Canopy drip  kg/m2 DRIP 
189
Visible, Black Sky Albedo
%
VBSALB
190
Visible, White Sky Albedo
%
VWSALB
191
Near IR, Black Sky Albedo
%
NBSALB
192
Near IR, White Sky Albedo
%
NWSALB
193 Freezing Rain kg/m2 FRZR
194 Frozen Rain kg/m2 FROZR
195 Total Snow kg/m2 TSNOW
196 Model Terrain Height m MTERH
197
Reserved for future use


198
Sublimation (evaporation from snow) W/m SBSNO 
199
Direct evaporation from bare soil  W/m EVBS 
200
Canopy water evaporation  W/m2 EVCW 
201 Virtual Temperature Based Convective Inhibition J/Kg VTCIN
202 Virtual Temperature Based Convective Available Potential Energy J/Kg VTCAPE
203
Minimal stomatal resistance  s/m  RSMIN 
204
Downward shortwave radiation flux  W/m2 DSWRF 
205
Downward longwave radiation flux  W/m2 DLWRF 
206 Vertically Integrated Liquid kg m-2 VIL
207
Moisture availability  MSTAV 
208
Exchange coefficient  (kg/m3)(m/s) SFEXC 
209
Reserved for future use


210
Transpiration  W/m2 TRANS 
211
Upward short wave radiation flux  W/m2 USWRF 
212
Upward long wave radiation flux  W/m2 ULWRF 
213-218
Reserved for future use


219
Wilting point  fraction WILT 
220
Field Capacity  fraction  FLDCP 
221
Planetary boundary layer height m HPBL
222
Surface slope type  Index SLTYP 
223
Plant canopy surface water  kg/m CNWAT 
224
Soil type  Index (0-9)  SOTYP 
225
Vegetation type  Index (0-13)  VGTYP 
226
Blackadar's mixing length scale  BMIXL 
227
Asymptotic mixing length scale AMIXL 
228
Potential evaporation  kg/m2 PEVAP 
229
Snow phase-change heat flux  W/m2 SNOHF 
230
Transpiration stress-onset (soil moisture) fraction SMREF 
231
Direct evaporation cease (soil moisture)  fraction SMDRY 
232-233
Reserved for future use


234
Subsurface runoff (baseflow)  kg/m2 BGRUN 
235
Surface runoff (non-infiltrating)  kg/m2 SSRUN 
236-237
Reserved for future use


238
Snow cover  SNOWC 
239
Snow temperature  SNOT 
240
Soil porosity  fraction POROS 
241
Simulated Brightness Temperature for GOES11, Channel 2
K
SBT112
242
Simulated Brightness Temperature for GOES11, Channel 3 K
SBT113
243
Simulated Brightness Temperature for GOES11, Channel 4
K
SBT114
244
Simulated Brightness Temperature for GOES11, Channel 5
K
SBT115
245
Reserved for future use


246
Solar parameter in canopy conductance  fraction  RCS 
247
Temperature parameter in canopy conductance  fraction  RCT 
248
Humidity parameter in canopy conductance  fraction RCQ 
249
Soil moisture parameter in canopy conductance  fraction  RCSOL 
250
Reserved for future use


251
Reserved for future use


252
Surface drag coefficient  non-dim  CD 
253
Surface friction velocity  m/s  FRICV 
254
Richardson number  non-dim RI
255
Missing 



 


Parameter Table Version 131
(For North American Regional Reanalysis
)
(PDS Octet 4 = 131)


VALUE PARAMETER UNITS ABBREV.
000-127
Reserved (see entries under Parameter Table Version 2)

128
Mean sea level pressure (Std Atm)
Pa
MSLSA
129
Reserved for future use


130
Mean sea level pressure (ETA model)
Pa
MSLET
131
Surface lifted index
K
LFTX
132
Best (4-layer) lifted index
K
4LFTX
133
Reserved for future use


134
Pressure (nearest grid point)
Pa
PRESN
135
Horizontal moisture divergence
kg/kg/s
MCONV
136
Vertical speed shear
l/s
VWSH
137 Lightning Strike Density m-2 s-1 LTNGSD
138
Reserved for future use


139
Potential vorticity (mass-weighted)
1/s/m
PVMWW
140
Categorical rain [yes=1; no=0]

CRAIN
141
Categorical freezing rain [yes=1; no=0]

CFRZR
142
Categorical ice pellets [yes=1; no=0]

CICEP
143
Categorical snow [yes=1; no=0]

CSNOW
144
Volumetric soil moisture (frozen + liquid)
fraction
SOILW
145
Potential evaporation rate
W/m2
PEVPR
146
Vegetation canopy temperature
K
VEGT
147
Bare soil surface skin temperature
K
BARET
148
Average surface skin temperature
K
AVSFT
149
Effective radiative skin temperature
K
RADT
150
Surface water storage
kg/m2
SSTOR
151
Liquid soil moisture content (non-frozen)
kg/m2
LSOIL
152
Open water evaporation (standing water)
W/m2
EWATR
153
Cloud water
kg/kg
CLWMR
154
Reserved for future use


155
Ground Heat Flux
W/m2
GFLUX
156
Convective inhibition
J/kg
CIN
157
Convective available potential energy
J/kg
CAPE
158
Turbulent Kinetic Energy
J/kg
TKE
159
Maximum snow albedo
%
MXSALB
160
Liquid volumetric soil moisture (non-frozen)
fraction
SOILL
161
Frozen precipitation (e.g. snowfall)
kg/m2
ASNOW
162
Liquid precipitation (rainfall)
kg/m2
ARAIN
163
Groundwater recharge
kg/m2
GWREC
164
Flood plain recharge
kg/m2
QREC
165
Snow temperature, depth-avg
K
SNOWT
166
Visible beam downward solar flux
W/m2
VBDSF
167
Visible diffuse downward solar flux
W/m2
VDDSF
168
Near IR beam downward solar flux
W/m2
NBDSF
169
Near IR diffuse downward solar flux
W/m2
NDDSF
170
Snow-free albedo
%
SNFALB
171
Number of soil layers in root zone
non-dim
RLYRS
172
Momentum flux N/m2
M FLX
173
Mass point model surface
non-dim
LMH
174
Velocity point model surface
non-dim
LMV
175
Model layer number (from bottom up)
non-dim
MLYNO
176
Latitude (-90 to +90)
deg
NLAT
177
East longitude (0-360)
deg
ELON
178
Ice mixing ratio
kg/kg
ICMR
179
Aerodynamic conductance
m/s
ACOND
180
Snow age
s
SNOAG
181
Canopy conductance
m/s
CCOND
182
Leaf area index (0-9)
non-dim
LAI
183
Roughness length for heat
m
SFCRH
184
Snow albedo (over snow cover area only)
%
SALBD
185-186
Reserved for future use


187
Normalized Difference Vegetation Index
non-dim
NDVI
188
Rate of water dropping from canopy to gnd
kg/m2
DRIP
189
Land-sea coverage (nearest neighbor) [land=1, sea=0]
non-dim
LANDN
190
Storm relative helicity
m2/s2
HLCY
191
Latitude (nearest neighbor) (-90 to +90)
deg
NLATN
192
East longitude (nearest neighbor) (0-360)
deg
ELONN
193 Apparent Temperature K APTMP
194
Prob. of frozen precipitation
%
CPOFP
195
Reserved for future use


196
u-component of storm motion
m/s
USTM
197
v-component of storm motion
m/s
VSTM
198
Sublimation (evaporation from snow)
W/m2
SBSNO
199
Direct evaporation from bare soil
W/m2
EVBS
200
Canopy water evaporation
W/m2
EVCW
201
Reserved for future use


202
Total precipitation (nearest grid point)
kg/m2
APCPN
203
Minimal stomatal resistance
s/m
RSMIN
204
Downward shortwave radiation flux
W/m2
DSWRF
205
Downward longwave radiation flux
W/m2
DLWRF
206
Convective precipitation (nearest grid point)
kg/m2
ACPCPN
207
Moisture availability
%
MSTAV
208
Exchange coefficient
(kg/m3)(m/s)
SFEXC
209
Reserved for future use


210
Transpiration
W/m2
TRANS
211
Upward short wave radiation flux
W/m2
USWRF
212
Upward long wave radiation flux
W/m2
ULWRF
213
Non -convective cloud
%
CDLYR
214
Convective precip. rate
kg/m2/s
CPRAT
215
Reserved for future use


216
Temperature tendency by all radiation
K/s
TTRAD
217
Reserved for future use


218
Geopotential Height (nearest grid point)
gpm
HGTN
219
Wilting point
fraction
WILT
220
Field Capacity
fraction
FLDCP
221
Planetary boundary layer height
m
HPBL
222
Surface slope type
index
SLTYP
223
Plant canopy surface water
kg/m2
CNWAT
224
Soil type
index
SOTYP
225
Vegetation type
index
VGTYP
226
Blackadars mixing length scale
m
BMIXL
227
Asymptotic mixing length scale
m
AMIXL
228
Potential evaporation
kg/m2
PEVAP
229
Snow phase-change heat flux
W/m2
SNOHF
230
Transpiration stress-onset (soil moisture)
fraction
SMREF
231
Direct evaporation cease (soil moisture)
fraction
SMDRY
232
water vapor added by precip assimilation
kg/m2
WVINC
233
water condensate added by precip assimilation
kg/m2
WCINC
234
Subsurface runoff (baseflow)
kg/m2
BGRUN
235
Surface runoff (non-infiltrating)
kg/m2
SSRUN
236
Reserved for future use


237
Water vapor flux convergence (vertical int)
kg/m2
WVCONV
238
Snow cover
%
SNOWC
239
Snow temperature
K
SNOT
240
Soil porosity
fraction
POROS
241
Water condensate flux convergence (vertical int)
kg/m2
WCCONV
242
Water vapor zonal flux (vertical int)
kg/m
WVUFLX
243
Water vapor meridional flux (vertical int)
kg/m
WVVFLX
244
Water condensate zonal flux (vertical int)
kg/m
WCUFLX
245
Water condensate meridional flux (vertical int)
kg/m
WCVFLX
246
Solar parameter in canopy conductance
fraction
RCS
247
Temperature parameter in canopy conductance
fraction
RCT
248
Humidity parameter in canopy conductance
fraction
RCQ
249
Soil moisture parameter in canopy conductance
fraction
RCSOL
250
Solar radiative heating rate
K/s
SWHR
251
Longwave radiative heating rate
K/s
LWHR
252
Surface drag coefficient
non-dim
CD
253
Surface friction velocity
m/s
FRICV
254
Richardson number
non-dim
RI
255
Missing



 

Parameter Table Version 133
(PDS Octet 4 = 133)


VALUE PARAMETER UNITS ABBREV.
000-127
Reserved (see entries under Parameter Table Version 2)

128-138
Reserved for future use


139
Ozone production from temperature term kg/kg/s
POZT
140-153
Reserved for future use


154
Omega (Dp/Dt) divide by density K
OMGALF
155-163
Reserved for future use


164
Covariance between zonal and zonal components of the wind. Defined as [uu]-[u][u], where "[]" indicates the mean over the indicated time span. m2/s2
COVZZ
165
Covariance between meridional and meridional components of the wind. Defined as [vv]-[v][v], where "[]" indicates the mean over the indicated time span. m2/s2
COVMM
166
Covariance between specific humidity and zonal components of the wind. Defined as [uq]-[u][q], where "[]" indicates the mean over the indicated time span. kg/kg*m/s
COVQZ
167
Covariance between specific humidity and meridional components of the wind. Defined as [vq]-[v][q], where "[]" indicates the mean over the indicated time span. kg/kg*m/s
COVQM
168
Covariance between temperature and vertical components of the wind. Defined as [ΩT]-[Ω][T], where "[]" indicates the mean over the indicated time span. K*Pa/s
COVTVV
169
Covariance between specific humidity and vertical components of the wind. Defined as [Ωq]-[Ω][q], where "[]" indicates the mean over the indicated time span. kg/kg*Pa/s
COVQVV
170-172
Reserved for future use


173
Large scale moistening rate
kg/kg/s
LRGMR
174
Ozone vertical diffusion
kg/kg/s
VDFOZ
175
Ozone production
kg/kg/s
POZ
176
Simulated Brightness Temperature for AMSRE on Aqua, Channel 9
K
AMSRE9
177
Simulated Brightness Temperature for AMSRE on Aqua, Channel 10
K
AMSRE10
178
Simulated Brightness Temperature for AMSRE on Aqua, Channel 11
K
AMSRE11
179
Simulated Brightness Temperature for AMSRE on Aqua, Channel 12
K
AMSRE12
180
Reserved for future use


181
Gravity wave drag zonal acceleration
m/s2
GWDU
182
Gravity wave drag meridional acceleration
m/s2
GWDV
183
Convective zonal momentum mixing acceleration
m/s2
CNVU
184
Convective meridional momentum mixing acceleration
m/s2
CNVV
185
Surface exchange coefficients for T and Q divided by delta z
m/s
AKHS
186
Surface exchange coefficients for U and V divided by delta z
m/s
AKMS
187
Reserved for future use


188
Ozone tendency
kg/kg/s
TOZ
189-190
Reserved for future use


191
Sunshine Duration
s
SUNSD
192
Meridional Overturning Stream Function
106m3s-1
MOSF
193
Radiative emissivity

EPSR
194
Reserved for future use


195
Specific humidity at top of viscous sublayer
kg/kg
QZ0
196
Convective Gravity wave drag zonal acceleration
m/s2
CNGWDU
197
Convective Gravity wave drag meridional acceleration
m/s2
CNGWDV
198-200
Reserved for future use

201
Potential temperature at top of viscous sublayer
K
THZ0
202
Convective updraft mass flux
kg/m2/s
CNVUMF
203
Covariance between surface pressure and surface pressure. Defined as [Psfc]-[Psfc][Psfc], where "[]" indicates the mean over the indicated time span. Pa*Pa
COVPSPS
204
Maximum specific humidity at 2m
kg/kg
QMAX
205
Minimum specific humidity at 2m
kg/kg
QMIN
206
Covariance between specific humidity and specific humidy. Defined as [qq]-[q][q], where "[]" indicates the mean over the indicated time span. kg/kg*kg/kg
COVQQ
207-208
Reserved for future use


209
Convective downdraft mass flux
kg/m2/s
CNVDMF
210-218
Reserved for future use


219
Convective detrainment mass flux
kg/m2/s
CNVDEMF
220
Covariance between vertical and vertical components of the wind. Defined as [ΩΩ]-[Ω][Ω], where "[]" indicates the mean over the indicated time span. Pa2/s2
COVVVVV
221-233
Reserved for future use


234
Covariance between temperature and temperature. Defined as [TT]-[T][T], where "[]" indicates the mean over the indicated time span. K*K
COVTT
235
Reserved for future use


236
Tendency of vertical velocity m/s2
WTEND
237-238
Reserved for future use


239
Ozone production from col ozone term kg/kg/s
POZO
240-254
Reserved for future use


255
Missing 



 

Parameter Table Version 140
(For Aviation World Area Forecast/ICAO)
(PDS Octet 4 = 140)

VALUE PARAMETER UNITS ABBREV.
000-127
Reserved (see entries under Parameter Table Version 2)

128-167
Reserved for future use


168
Mean Icing Potential

MEIP
169
Maximum Icing Potential

MAIP
170
Mean in-Cloud Turbulence Potential

MECTP
171
Max in-Cloud Turbulence Potential

MACTP
172
Mean Clear Air Turbulence Potential

MECAT
173
Maximum Clear Air Turbulence Potential

MACAT
174
Cumulonimbus Horizontal Extent
%
CBHE
175
Pressure at Cumulonimbus Base
Pa
PCBB
176
Pressure at Cumulonimbus Top
Pa
PCBT
177
Pressure at Embedded Cumulonimbus Base
Pa
PECBB
178
Pressure at Embedded Cumulonimbus Top
Pa
PECBT
179
ICAO Height at Cumulonimbus Base
m
HCBB
180
ICAO Height at Cumulonimbus Top
m
HCBT
181
ICAO Height at Embedded Cumulonimbus Base
m
HECBB
182
ICAO Height at Embedded Cumulonimbus Top
m
HECBT
183-254
Reserved for future use


255
Missing 



 
Notes: 

1) By convention, downward net fluxes of radiation or other quantities are assigned negative values; upward net fluxes of radiation or other quantities are assigned positive values. 

2) Unidirectional flux values, where the direction of flow is indicated in the name of the parameter (e.g., 204, 205, 211, 212), shall all have positive values irrespective of the direction of flow. Net (vertical) fluxes shall be calculated by subtracting the downward flux values from the upward flux values. 

3) The u and v components of vector quantities are defined with reference to GDS Octet 17 and Table 7. However, if the GDS is not included in a message, then any wind components are assumed to be resolved relative to the grid specified in the PDS with u and v defined as positive in the direction of increasing x and y (or i and j) coordinates respectively. 

4) Provision is made for three types of spectra: 
1) Direction and Frequency 
2) Direction and radial number 
3) Radial number and radial number

5) Parameters 81 and 91 show the units as "fraction", thus allowing for a range of coverage. It is up to the user to employ the D (power of ten) scaling to assure that the necessary precision is retained in the numeric values. 

6) Precipitation index (#218) defined as the fraction of satellite observed pixels with temperatures <235K over 1.0x1.0 box, centered at the gridpoint.
7) Flight category values - 1 = Terrestrial Obs; 2 = LIFR; 3 = IFR; 4 = MVFR; 5 = VFR
8) Confidence indicator values - 0 = Low; 1 = Medium; 2 = High


 

Parameter Table Version 141
(PDS Octet 4 = 141)


VALUE PARAMETER UNITS ABBREV.
000-127
Reserved (see entries under Parameter Table Version 2)

128 Aerosol Extinction Coefficient km-1 EXTNC
129 Aerosol Optical Depth
AOD
130 Aerosol Asymmetry Factor
ASFTR
131 Aerosol Single Scatter Albedo
SSALBD
132 Aerosol Back Scattering km-1sr-1 BSCTRS
133-139
Reserved for future use


140 Total Inorganic and Organic Nitrates ppbV NOy
141 Nitrogen Oxide ppbV NO
142 Nitrogen Dioxide ppbV NO2
143 Nitrogen Pentoxide ppbV N2O5
144 Nitric Acid ppbV HNO3
145 Nitrogen Trioxide ppbV NO3
146 Peroxynitric Acid ppbV PNA
147 Nitrous Acid ppbV HONO
148 Carbon Monoxide ppbV CO
149 Ammonia ppbV NH3
150 Hydrogen Chloride ppbV HCL
151-158(1)
Reserved for future use


159 Lumped Single-Bond Carbon Specie ppbV PAR
160 Ethene ppbV ETHE
161 Lumped Double-Bond Carbon Species Less Ethene ppbV OLE
162 Toluene ppbV TOL
163 Xylene ppbV XYL
164 Isoprene ppbV ISOP
165(2)
Reserved for future use


166 Formaldehyde ppbV FORM
167 Acetaldehyde & Higher Aldehydes ppbV ALD2
168 Methyl Glyoxal ppbV MGLY
169 Cresol and Higher Molecular Weight Phenols ppbV CRES
170-171(3)
Reserved for future use


172 Peroxyacyl Nitrate ppbV PAN
173 Lumped Gaseous Organic Nitrate ppbV NTR
174-176(4)
Reserved for future use


177 Esters ppbV ROOH
178 Ethanol ppbV ETHOH
179 Methanol ppbV METHOH
180-185(5)
Reserved for future use


186 Hydrogen Peroxide ppbV H2O2
187 Hydroxyl Radical ppbV OH
188 Hydroperoxyl Radical ppbV HO2
189-199(6)
Reserved for future use


200 Sulfate (SO4) Particulates   ≤ 2.5 μm Diameter μg/m3 ASO4
201 Ammonia (NH4) Particulates   ≤ 2.5 μm Diameter μg/m3 ANH4
202 Nitrate (NO3) Particulates   ≤ 2.5 μm Diameter μg/m3 ANO3
203 Organic Particulates   ≤ 2.5 μm Diameter μg/m3 AORGA
204 Primarily Organic Particulates   ≤ 2.5 μm Diameter μg/m3 AORGPA
205 Biogenically Originated Particulates   ≤ 2.5 μm Diameter μg/m3 AORGB
206 Elemental Carbon Particulates   ≤ 2.5 μm Diameter μg/m3 AEC
207 Unspecified Anthropogenic Particulates   ≤ 2.5 μm Diameter μg/m3 A25
208 Water Particulates   ≤ 2.5 μm Diameter μg/m3 AH2O
209 Sodium Particulates   ≤ 2.5 μm Diameter μg/m3 ANA
210 Chloride Particulates   ≤ 2.5 μm Diameter μg/m3 ACL
211-215(7)
Reserved for future use


216 Sulfate (SO4) Particulates between 2.5 and 10 μm Diameter μg/m3 ASO4K
217 Sodium (NA) Particulates between 2.5 and 10 μm Diameter μg/m3 ANAK
218 Chloride (CL) Particulates between 2.5 and 10 μm Diameter μg/m3 ACLK
219 Sea Salt Originated Particulates between 2.5 and 10 μm Diameter μg/m3 ASEAS
220 Crustal Material Originated Particulates between 2.5 and 10 μm Diameter μg/m3 ASOIL
221 Particulates between 2.5 and 10 μm Diameter μg/m3 ACORS
222 Number Concentration Particulates between 2.5 and 0.1 μm Diameter number/m3 NUMATKN
223 Number Concentration Particulates between 2.5 and 2.5 μm Diameter number/m3 NUMACC
224 Number Concentration Particulates between 2.5 and 10 μm Diameter number/m3 NUMCOR
225-227(8)
Reserved for future use


228 Surface Area Contributed by Particulates   ≤ 0.1 μm Diameter m2/m3 SRFATKN
229 Surface Area Contributed by Particulates between 0.1 and 2.5 μm Diameter m2/m3 SRFACC
230-231(9)
Reserved for future use


232 Sulfur Dioxide ppbV SO2
233 Methanesulfonic Acid kg/kg MSA
234 Total Sulfate Particulates (Fine and Coarse) μg/m3 TSO4
235 Dimethylsulfide kg/kg DMS
236-239(9)
Reserved for future use


240 Dust Particulates between 0.2 - 2.0 μm Diameter kg/kg DU1
241 Dust Particulates between 2.0 - 3.6 μm Diameter kg/kg DU2
242 Dust Particulates between 3.6 - 6.0 μm Diameter kg/kg DU3
243 Dust Particulates between 6.0 - 12.0 μm Diameter kg/kg DU4
244 Dust Particulates between 12.0 - 20.0 μm Diameter kg/kg DU5
245 Sea Salt Particulates between 0.2 - 1.0 μm Diameter kg/kg SS1
246 Sea Salt Particulates between 1.0 - 3.0 μm Diameter kg/kg SS2
247 Sea Salt Particulates between 3.0 - 10.0 μm Diameter kg/kg SS3
248 Sea Salt Particulates between 10.0 - 20.0 μm Diameter kg/kg SS4
249 Hydrophobic Organic Carbon kg/kg OCDRY
250 Hydrophilic Organic Carbon kg/kg OCWET
251 Hydrophobic Black Carbon kg/kg BCDRY
252 Hydrophilic Black Carbon kg/kg BCWET
253-254(9)
Reserved for future use


255
Missing 



 
Notes: 

1) Inorganic Species, e.g. Hg
2) Organic Species, e.g. VOC's
3) Higher Molecular Weight Hydrogen Carbons
4) Secondary Organic Aerosols
5) Other Primary or Secondary Organics
6) Other Important Radicals
7) Other Aitken and Accumulation Mode Species
8) Other Coarse Mode Species
9) Other Aerosol Related Fields. Also Slots to Accommodate Sarah's Bins

Office Note 388 - GRIB