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Short name Variable description Frequency Aggregation Available at SYSTEM4 seasonal hindcast Available at SYSTEM4 annunal hindcast Available at CFS_v2 reforecast Available at SPECS EUP_WP21 EUP_WP22 EUP_WP23 SPECS_WP6.1 Comments
tas Near-Surface air temperature Daily mean mean2t24 No. Derived (mean): tmp2m (6h) tas GSS, HI, HyI, HDD, UDIC AQUATOOL, E-HYPE, CGMS, LPJml, JULES, GUESS, MORDOR , (IC3) VORTEX, ENEA
Monthly mean Derived (mean): mean2t24 (day) No. Derived (mean): tmp2m (6h) tas (IC3)
tasmin Daily Minimum Near-Surface Air Temperature Daily minimum mn2t24 mn2t24 Derived (minimum): tmin (6h) tasmin T<-17ºC, CI CGMS, GUESS, GLAM, (AQUATOOL), (E-HYPE), (MORDOR) ULEEDS
tasmax Daily Maximum Near-Surface Air Temperature Daily maximum mx2t24 mx2t24 Derived (maximum): tmax (6h) tasmax HI, FWI CGMS, GUESS, GLAM, (AQUATOOL), (E-HYPE), (MORDOR) ULEEDS, ENEA
tp Total precipitation amount Daily accumulated tp tp Derived (rate2dly): prate(6h) pr GSP, HyI AQUATOOL, E-HYPE, CGMS, LPJml, JULES, GUESS, GLAM, MORDOR, (IC3) ULEEDS, IC3 Accumulated or flux, which is preferred?
Monthly accumulated Derived (rate2mon): tp (day) Derived (rate2mon): tp (day) Derived (rate2mon): prrate (6h) pr (IC3)
psl Sea Level Pressure Daily mean Derived (mean): msl (6h) Derived (mean): msl (12h) Proxy: pressfc (6h) Derived (mean): psl (6h) VORTEX
ps Surface Air Pressure Daily mean Proxy: msl (6h) Proxy: msl (12h) Derived (mean): pressfc (6h) Proxy: psl (day) JULES, (IC3, E-HYPE)
Monthly mean Proxy: msl (6h) Proxy: msl (12h) Derived (mean): pressfc (6h) Proxy: psl (day) (IC3)
sst Sea Surface Temperature Daily mean sst sst No. Proxy: tos (mon) VORTEX
uas Eastward Near-Surface Wind Daily mean Derived (mean): 10u (6h) Derived (mean): 10u (12h) Derived (mean): u-wnd10m (6h) uas VORTEX, ENEA
vas Northward Near-Surface Wind Daily mean Derived (mean): 10v (6h) Derived (mean): 10v (12h) Derived (mean): v-wnd10m (6h) vas VORTEX, ENEA
wsp Wind speed (at 10m) Daily mean Derived (module, mean):10u (6h), 10v (6h) Derived (module, mean):10u (12h), 10v (12h) Derived (module, mean): u-wnd10m (6h), v-wnd10m (6h) Derived (module, mean): uas (day), vas (day) FWI CGMS, JULES, (AQUATOOL), (E-HYPE)
Monthly mean Derived (module,mean): 10u (6h), 10v (6h) Derived (module,mean): 10u (12h), 10v (12h) Derived (module, mean): u-wnd10m (6h), v-wnd10m (6h) Derived (module): uas (mon), vas (mon) CFU
wspmax Wind speed (at 10m) Daily maximum Derived (module, maximum): 10u (6h), 10v (6h) Derived (module, maximum): 10u (12h), 10v (12h) Derived (module, maximum): u-wnd10m (6h), v-wnd10m (6h) Derived (module, maximum): uas (day), vas (day) (GUESS)
wgust Wind Gust Daily maximum 10fg No. No. No. (GUESS)
tdps 2M Dewpoint Temperature Daily mean Derived (mean): 2d (6h) No. Proxy (Clapeyron): q2m (6h), tmp2m (6h), pressfc (6h) Derived (mean): tdps (6h) UDIC (E-HYPE)
mrso Total Soil Moisture Content Daily mean Proxy: swvl1, swvl2, swvl3, swvl4 (day) No. Derived (sum): soilm1, soilm2, soilm3, soilm4)(6h) mrso (AQUATOOL)
huss Surface (2m) specific humidity Daily mean No. No. Derived (mean): q2m (6h) No. JULES, (AQUATOOL), (GUESS), (GLAM)
rsds Surface Downwelling Shortwave Radiation Daily mean ssrd No. Derived (mean): dswsfc (6h) rsds CGMS, LPJml, JULES, GLAM, (MORDOR) ULEEDS, ENEA, IC3
rlds Net Longwave Surface Radiation Daily mean strd No. Derived (mean): dlwsfc (6h) rlds CGMS, LPJml, JULES
mrros Surface Runoff flux Daily accumulated sro No. Derived (mean): runoff (6h) No. (AQUATOOL)
mrro Total Runoff Monthly mean Derived (mean): ro (day) No. No. mrro (AQUATOOL) Monthly?
ssro Sub-surface runoff rate Daily mean ssrd No. No. No. (AQUATOOL) Acording to System4 documentation, they are only available from 1981-1990 and 2009 to present
prsn Snowfall flux Daily mean sf No. No. prsn GUESS, (E-HYPE)
wcsl Water Content of Soil Layer Daily mean Derived (sum): swvl1, swvl2, swvl3, swvl4 (day) No. Proxy: soilm1, soilm2, soilm3, soilm4 (6h) No. (GUESS) Total?
Monthly mean Derived (sum, mean): swvl1, swvl2, swvl3, swvl4 (day) No. Proxy: soilm1, soilm2, soilm3, soilm4 (6h) No. GUESS, (AQUATOOL) Monthly?
z850 Geopotential 850mb Daily mean Derived (mean): z850 (12h) Derived (mean): z850 (12h) Proxy: z850 (6h) Proxy: zg850 (mon) VORTEX, ENEA
z925 Geopotential 925mb Daily mean Derived (mean): z925 (12h) No. No. No. VORTEX, ENEA
ua850 Eastward Wind Daily mean Derived (mean): u850 (12h) Derived (mean): u850 (12h) Derived (mean): wnd850 (6h) Proxy: ua850 (mon) VORTEX
va850 Northward Wind Daily mean Derived (mean): v850 (12h) Derived (mean): v850 (12h) Derived (mean): wnd850 (6h) Proxy: va850 (mon) VORTEX
ua925 Eastward Wind Daily mean Derived (mean): u925 (12h) No. Derived (mean): wnd925 (6h) No. VORTEX
va925 Northward Wind Daily mean Derived (mean): v925 (12h) No. Derived (mean): wnd925 (6h) No. VORTEX
zg700 Geopotential Height Daily At 12 UTC Proxy: z700 (12h) Proxy: z700 (12h) Derived (mean): z700 (6h) No. X MORDOR
zg1000 Geopotential Height Daily At 12 UTC Proxy: z1000 (12h) No. Derived (mean): z1000 (6h) No. X MORDOR
Water Evaporation from Soil Daily mean e No. No. evlwr (GUESS) *Find out if they include transpiration
Monthly mean Derived (mean): e (day) No. No. evlwr GUESS, (AQUATOOL) *Find out if they include transpiration.Monthly?
Precipitation At noon Accumulated in the last 24h No. No. Derived (rate2dly): prate (6h) pr (day) FWI
Moisture in Upper Portion of Soil Column Monthly mean Proxy: swvl1 (day) No. Derived (mean): soilm1 (6h) No. (AQUATOOL) What does Upper Portion mean?, Monthly?
Surface downwelling longwave flux in air At 7am, 2pm and 9pm (local time) point Proxy: strd (day) No. Proxy: dlwsfc(6h) No. PET
Surface downwelling shortwave flux in air At 7am, 2pm and 9pm (local time) point Proxy: ssrd (day) No. Proxy: dswsfc (6h) No. PET
Cloud area fraction Daily mean Proxy: tcc(6h) No. No. Derived (mean): clt (6h) ENEA
Air temperature At 7am, 2pm and 9pm (local time) point Proxy: 2t (6h) No. Proxy: tmp2m (6h) Proxy: tas (6h) PET
Relative humidity At 7am, 2pm and 9pm (local time) point Proxy: 2d (6h) No. Proxy (Clapeyron): q2m(6h), tmp2m (6h), pressfc (6h) Proxy:tdps (day) PET
At noon local standard time or daily mean point Proxy: 2d (6h) No. Proxy (Clapeyron): q2m (6h), tmp2m (6h), pressfc (6h) Proxy: tdps (day) FWI
Daily mean Proxy: 2d(6h) No. Proxy (Clapeyron): q2m (6h), tmp2m (6h), pressfc (6h) Proxy: tdps (day) CGMS, (E-HYPE)
Wind speed (at 10m) At 7am, 2pm and 9pm (local time) point Proxy: 10u (6h), 10v (6h) Proxy: 10u (12h), 10v (12h) Proxy: u-wnd10m (6h), v-wnd10m (6h) Proxy: uas (day), vas (day) PET
At noon local standard time point Proxy: 10u (6h), 10v (6h) Proxy: 10u (12h), 10v (12h) Proxy: u-wnd10m (6h), v-wnd10m (6h) Proxy: uas (day), vas (day) FWI
Cloudiness (in octas) At 7am, 2pm and 9pm (local time) point Proxy: tcc (6h) No. No. Proxy: clt (day) PET
Relative humidity at 300mb Daily mean Proxy: t (12h),q (12h) No. No. No. VORTEX
Ozone Daily mean Proxy: O3.Ozone max mixing ratio (12h) or Proxy: tco3.Total column ozone (day) No. No. No. (JULES) It needs clarification
Skin temperature Daily mean No. No. Proxy: tmpsfc (6h) No. Meteoswiss
Air temperature At noon local standard time point No. No. No. No. FWI
1.5M Temperature over tiles Daily mean No. No. No. No. (GUESS)
Daily maximum No. No. No. No. (GUESS)
Daily minimum No. No. No. No. (GUESS)
Precipitation hourly rate maximum No. No. No. No. GUESS
50 metre wind u-component B grid Daily mean No. No. No. No. IC3, (MORDOR)
Monthly mean No. No. No. No. IC3
50 metre wind v-component B grid Daily mean No. No. No. No. IC3, (MORDOR)
Monthly mean No. No. No. No. IC3
U-component 100 metre wind speed Daily mean No. No. No. No. VORTEX, ENEA, IC3
V-component 100 metre wind speed Daily mean No. No. No. No. VORTEX, ENEA, IC3
Surface snow amount Daily mean No. No. No. No. GUESS
Surface moisture Daily mean No. No. No. No. UDIC What does it refer to? Humidity? Water in soil?
Clear-sky (II) down surface SW flux Daily mean No. No. No. No. IC3, (GUESS) What does (II) refer to?
Monthly mean No. No. No. No. IC3
Water sublimation flux Daily mean No. No. No. No. E-HYPE
1.5M Specific humidity over tiles Daily mean No. No. No. No. (GUESS)
Gridbox outflow Daily mean No. No. No. No. (Metoffice) This variable needs clarification
Net primary productivity Daily mean No. No. No. No. (Metoffice) What does it mean?
Net primary productivity on PFTS Daily mean No. No. No. No. (Metoffice) What does it mean?
Net down surface LW rad. flux (used for rlus) Daily mean No. No. No. No. (JULES)
Diffuse flux Daily mean No. No. No. No. (JULES)
Canopy throughfall rate Daily mean No. No. No. No. (AQUATOOL)
Evaporation from Canopy Daily mean No. No. No. No. (AQUATOOL)
Transpiration+soil evp on tiles Daily mean No. No. No. No. (AQUATOOL)
Transpiration Monthly mean No. No. No. No. (AQUATOOL) Monthly?
Soil Frozen Water Content Monthly mean No. No. No. No. (AQUATOOL) Monthly?
Solar Radiation (Global Horizontal Radiation) Daily mean No. No. No. No. ULEEDS, ENEA, IC3 It needs clarification. Horizontal?

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Variables Frequency Aggregation EUP_WP21 EUP_WP22 EUP_WP23 SPECS_WP6.1 Available at SYSTEM4 seasonal hindcast Available at CFS_v2 reforecast Available at SPECS Comments
Air temperature Daily mean GSS, HI, HyI, HDD, UDIC AQUATOOL, E-HYPE, CGMS, LPJml, JULES, GUESS, MORDOR , (IC3) VORTEX, ENEA mean2t24 Derived (mean): tmp2m (6h) tas
Air temperature Daily minimum T<-17ºC, CI CGMS, GUESS, GLAM, (AQUATOOL), (E-HYPE), (MORDOR) ULEEDS mn2t24 Derived (minimum): tmin (6h) tasmin
Air temperature Daily maximum HI, FWI CGMS, GUESS, GLAM, (AQUATOOL), (E-HYPE), (MORDOR) ULEEDS, ENEA mx2t24 Derived (maximum): tmax (6h) tasmax
Air temperature Monthly mean (IC3) Derived (mean): mean2t24 (day) Derived (mean): tmp2m (6h) tas
Precipitation Daily mean GSP, HyI AQUATOOL, E-HYPE, CGMS, LPJml, JULES, GUESS, GLAM, MORDOR, (IC3) ULEEDS, IC3 tp Derived (rate2dly): prate(6h) pr Accumulated or flux, which is preferred?
Precipitation Monthly (IC3) Derived (rate2mon): tp (day) Derived (rate2mon): prrate (6h) pr
Surface downwelling shortwave flux in air Daily mean CGMS, LPJml, JULES, GLAM, (MORDOR) ULEEDS, ENEA, IC3 ssrd Derived (mean): dswsfc (6h) rsds
Surface downwelling longwave flux in air Daily mean CGMS, LPJml, JULES strd Derived (mean): dlwsfc (6h) rlds
U-component Wind speed (at 10m) Daily mean VORTEX, ENEA Derived (mean): 10u (6h) Derived (mean): u-wnd10m (6h) uas
V-component Wind speed (at 10m) Daily mean VORTEX, ENEA Derived (mean): 10v (6h) Derived (mean): v-wnd10m (6h) vas
Wind speed (at 10m) Daily mean FWI CGMS, JULES, (AQUATOOL), (E-HYPE) Derived (module, mean):10u (6h), 10v (6h) Derived (module, mean): u-wnd10m (6h), v-wnd10m (6h) Derived (module, mean): uas (day), vas (day)
Wind speed (at 10m) Daily maximum (GUESS) Derived (module, maximum): 10u (6h), 10v (6h) Derived (module, maximum): u-wnd10m (6h), v-wnd10m (6h) Derived (module, maximum): uas (day), vas (day)
Wind speed (at 10m) Monthly mean CFU Derived (module,mean): 10u (6h), 10v (6h) Derived (module, mean): u-wnd10m (6h), v-wnd10m (6h) Derived (module): uas (mon), vas (mon)
Geopotential 850mb Daily mean VORTEX, ENEA Derived (mean): z850 (12h) Proxy: z850 (6h) Proxy: zg850 (mon)
U-component 850mb Wind speed Daily mean VORTEX Derived (mean): u850 (12h) Derived (mean): wnd850 (6h) Proxy: ua850 (mon)
V-component 850mb Wind speed Daily mean VORTEX Derived (mean): v850 (12h) Derived (mean): wnd850 (6h) Proxy: va850 (mon)
U-component 925mb wind speed Daily mean VORTEX Derived (mean): u925 (12h) Derived (mean): wnd925 (6h) No.
V-component 925mb wind speed Daily mean VORTEX Derived (mean): v925 (12h) Derived (mean): wnd925 (6h) No.
Geopotential height at 700hPa Daily At 12 UTC X MORDOR Proxy: z700 (12h) Derived (mean): z700 (6h) No.
Geopotential height at 1000hPa Daily At 12 UTC X MORDOR Proxy: z1000 (12h) Derived (mean): z1000 (6h) No.
Surface Runoff Daily mean (AQUATOOL) sro Derived (mean): runoff (6h) No.
Sea level pressure Daily mean VORTEX Derived (mean): msl (6h) Proxy: pressfc (6h) Derived (mean): psl (6h)
Dew point temperature Daily mean UDIC (E-HYPE) Derived (mean): 2d (6h) Proxy (Clapeyron): q2m (6h), tmp2m (6h), pressfc (6h) Derived (mean): tdps (6h)
Total Runoff Monthly (AQUATOOL) Derived (mean): ro (day) No. mrro Monthly?
Snowfall flux Daily mean GUESS, (E-HYPE) sf No. prsn
Water Evaporation from Soil Daily (GUESS) e No. evlwr *Find out if they include transpiration
Water Evaporation from Soil Monthly GUESS, (AQUATOOL) Derived (mean): e (day) No. evlwr *Find out if they include transpiration.Monthly?
Water Content of Soil Layer Daily mean (GUESS) Derived (sum): swvl1, swvl2, swvl3, swvl4 (day) Proxy: soilm1, soilm2, soilm3, soilm4 (6h) No. Total?
Water Content of Soil Layer Monthly GUESS, (AQUATOOL) Derived (sum, mean): swvl1, swvl2, swvl3, swvl4 (day) Proxy: soilm1, soilm2, soilm3, soilm4 (6h) No. Monthly?
Sea surface temperature Daily mean VORTEX sst No. Proxy: tos (mon)
Sub-surface runoff rate Daily mean (AQUATOOL) ssrd No. No. Acording to System4 documentation, they are only available from 1981-1990 and 2009 to present
Geopotential 925mb Daily mean VORTEX, ENEA Derived (mean): z925 (12h) No. No.
Wind Gust Daily maximum (GUESS) 10fg No. No.
Precipitation At noon Accumulated in the last 24h FWI No. Derived (rate2dly): prate (6h) pr (day)
Total Soil Moisture Content Daily mean (AQUATOOL) Proxy: swvl1, swvl2, swvl3, swvl4 (day) Derived (sum): soilm1, soilm2, soilm3, soilm4)(6h) mrso
Surface air pressure Daily mean JULES, (IC3, E-HYPE) Proxy: msl (6h) Derived (mean): pressfc (6h) Proxy: psl (day)
Surface air pressure Monthly (IC3) Proxy: msl (6h) Derived (mean): pressfc (6h) Proxy: psl (day)
Specific humidity Daily mean JULES, (AQUATOOL), (GUESS), (GLAM) No. Derived (mean): q2m (6h) No.
Moisture in Upper Portion of Soil Column Monthly (AQUATOOL) Proxy: swvl1 (day) Derived (mean): soilm1 (6h) No. What does Upper Portion mean?, Monthly?
Surface downwelling longwave flux in air At 7am, 2pm and 9pm (local time) point PET Proxy: strd (day) Proxy: dlwsfc(6h) No.
Surface downwelling shortwave flux in air At 7am, 2pm and 9pm (local time) point PET Proxy: ssrd (day) Proxy: dswsfc (6h) No.
Cloud area fraction Daily mean ENEA Proxy: tcc(6h) No. Derived (mean): clt (6h)
Air temperature At 7am, 2pm and 9pm (local time) point PET Proxy: 2t (6h) Proxy: tmp2m (6h) Proxy: tas (6h)
Relative humidity At 7am, 2pm and 9pm (local time) point PET Proxy: 2d (6h) Proxy (Clapeyron): q2m(6h), tmp2m (6h), pressfc (6h) Proxy:tdps (day)
Relative humidity At noon local standard time or daily mean point FWI Proxy: 2d (6h) Proxy (Clapeyron): q2m (6h), tmp2m (6h), pressfc (6h) Proxy: tdps (day)
Relative humidity Daily mean CGMS, (E-HYPE) Proxy: 2d(6h) Proxy (Clapeyron): q2m (6h), tmp2m (6h), pressfc (6h) Proxy: tdps (day)
Wind speed (at 10m) At 7am, 2pm and 9pm (local time) point PET Proxy: 10u (6h), 10v (6h) Proxy: u-wnd10m (6h), v-wnd10m (6h) Proxy: uas (day), vas (day)
Wind speed (at 10m) At noon local standard time point FWI Proxy: 10u (6h), 10v (6h) Proxy: u-wnd10m (6h), v-wnd10m (6h) Proxy: uas (day), vas (day)
Cloudiness (in octas) At 7am, 2pm and 9pm (local time) point PET Proxy: tcc (6h) No. Proxy: clt (day)
Relative humidity at 300mb Daily mean VORTEX Proxy: t (12h),q (12h) No. No.
Ozone Daily mean (JULES) Proxy: O3.Ozone max mixing ratio (12h) or Proxy: tco3.Total column ozone (day) No. No. It needs clarification
Skin temperature Daily mean Meteoswiss No. Proxy: tmpsfc (6h) No.
Air temperature At noon local standard time point FWI No. No. No.
1.5M Temperature over tiles Daily mean (GUESS) No. No. No.
1.5M Temperature over tiles Daily maximum (GUESS) No. No. No.
1.5M Temperature over tiles Daily minimum (GUESS) No. No. No.
Precipitation hourly rate maximum GUESS No. No. No.
50 metre wind u-component B grid Daily mean IC3, (MORDOR) No. No. No.
50 metre wind u-component B grid Monthly IC3 No. No. No.
50 metre wind v-component B grid Daily mean IC3, (MORDOR) No. No. No.
50 metre wind v-component B grid Monthly IC3 No. No. No.
U-component 100 metre wind speed Daily mean VORTEX, ENEA, IC3 No. No. No.
V-component 100 metre wind speed Daily mean VORTEX, ENEA, IC3 No. No. No.
Surface snow amount Daily mean GUESS No. No. No.
Surface moisture Daily mean UDIC No. No. No. What does it refer to? Humidity? Water in soil?
Clear-sky (II) down surface SW flux Daily mean IC3, (GUESS) No. No. No. What does (II) refer to?
Clear-sky (II) down surface SW flux Monthly IC3 No. No. No.
Water sublimation flux Daily mean E-HYPE No. No. No.
1.5M Specific humidity over tiles Daily mean (GUESS) No. No. No.
Gridbox outflow Daily mean (Metoffice) No. No. No. This variable needs clarification
Net primary productivity Daily mean (Metoffice) No. No. No. What does it mean?
Net primary productivity on PFTS Daily mean (Metoffice) No. No. No. What does it mean?
Net down surface LW rad. flux (used for rlus) Daily mean (JULES) No. No. No.
Diffuse flux Daily mean (JULES) No. No. No.
Canopy throughfall rate Daily mean (AQUATOOL) No. No. No.
Evaporation from Canopy Daily mean (AQUATOOL) No. No. No.
Transpiration+soil evp on tiles Daily mean (AQUATOOL) No. No. No.
Transpiration Monthly (AQUATOOL) No. No. No. Monthly?
Soil Frozen Water Content Monthly (AQUATOOL) No. No. No. Monthly?
Solar Radiation (Global Horizontal Radiation) Daily mean ULEEDS, ENEA, IC3 No. No. No. It needs clarification. Horizontal?