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Parameter surface_​upwelling_​shortwave_​flux_​in_​air_​assuming_​clear_​sky

Properties

Properties of the parameter surface_​upwelling_​shortwave_​flux_​in_​air_​assuming_​clear_​sky
Name surface_upwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air_assuming_clear_sky
Description The surface called "surface" means the lower boundary of the atmosphere. A phrase assuming_condition indicates that the named quantity is the value which would obtain if all aspects of the system were unaltered except for the assumption of the circumstances specified by the condition. "shortwave" means shortwave radiation. Upwelling radiation is radiation from below. It does not mean "net upward". When thought of as being incident on a surface, a radiative flux is sometimes called "irradiance". In addition, it is identical with the quantity measured by a cosine-collector light-meter and sometimes called "vector irradiance". 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) rsuscs
GRIB code not specified

Source

The parameter was taken from the NetCDF CF Metadata Convention.


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