|Description||"shortwave" means shortwave radiation. "toa" means top of atmosphere. The TOA incoming shortwave flux is the radiative flux from the sun i.e. the "downwelling" TOA shortwave flux. 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)||rsdt|
|GRIB code||not specified|
The parameter was taken from the NetCDF CF Metadata Convention.