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Parameter convective_​cloud_​area_​fraction

Properties

Properties of the parameter convective_​cloud_​area_​fraction
Name convective_cloud_area_fraction
Description "X_area_fraction" means the fraction of horizontal area occupied by X. "X_area" means the horizontal area occupied by X within the grid cell. Cloud area fraction is also called "cloud amount" and "cloud cover". The cloud area fraction is for the whole atmosphere column, as seen from the surface or the top of the atmosphere. The cloud area fraction in a layer of the atmosphere has the standard name cloud_area_fraction_in_atmosphere_layer. Convective cloud is that produced by the convection schemes in an atmosphere model.
AMIP code (Library of AMIP Data Transmission Standards) not specified
GRIB code 72 E185

Source

The parameter was taken from the NetCDF CF Metadata Convention.


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