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Parameter net_​downward_​radiative_​flux_​at_​top_​of_​atmosphere_​model

Properties

Properties of the parameter net_​downward_​radiative_​flux_​at_​top_​of_​atmosphere_​model
Name net_downward_radiative_flux_at_top_of_atmosphere_model
Description Fluxes at the top_of_atmosphere_model differ from TOA fluxes only if the model TOA fluxes make some allowance for the atmosphere above the top of the model; if not, it is usual to give standard names with toa to the fluxes at the top of the model atmosphere. "Downward" indicates a vector component which is positive when directed downward (negative upward). Net downward radiation is the difference between radiation from above (downwelling) and radiation from below (upwelling). Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. In accordance with common usage in geophysical disciplines, "flux" implies per unit area, called "flux density" in physics.
AMIP code (Library of AMIP Data Transmission Standards) rtmt
GRIB code not specified

Source

The parameter was taken from the NetCDF CF Metadata Convention.


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