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MERRA-2 tavg3_3d_mst_Np: 3d,3-Hourly,Time-Averaged,Pressure-Level,Assimilation,Moist Processes Diagnostics 0.625 x 0.5 degree V5.12.4 (M2T3NPMST) at GES DISC

Metadata Updated: March 7, 2024

M2T3NPMST (or tavg3_3d_mst_Np) is a 3-dimensional 3-hourly time averaged data collection in Modern-Era Retrospective analysis for Research and Applications version 2 (MERRA-2). This collection consists of assimilations of moist processes diagnostics on the 42 pressure levels, such as convective rainwater source, 3D flux of ice convective (or nonconvective) precipitation, and 3D flux of liquid convective (or nonconvective) precipitation. The data field is available every three hour starting from 01:30 UTC, e.g.: 01:30, 04:30, … , 22:30 UTC. The information on the pressure levels can be found in the section 4.2 of the MERRA-2 File Specification document.

MERRA-2 is the latest version of global atmospheric reanalysis for the satellite era produced by NASA Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO) using the Goddard Earth Observing System Model (GEOS) version 5.12.4. The dataset covers the period of 1980-present with the latency of ~3 weeks after the end of a month.

Data Reprocessing: Please check “Records of MERRA-2 Data Reprocessing and Service Changes” linked from the “Documentation” tab on this page. Note that a reprocessed data filename is different from the original file.

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Questions: If you have a question, please read "MERRA-2 File Specification Document", “MERRA-2 Data Access – Quick Start Guide”, and FAQs linked from the ”Documentation” tab on this page. If that does not answer your question, you may email the question on data access to the GES DISC Help Desk (gsfc-dl-help-disc@mail.nasa.gov), or the question on science to the MERRA-2 science team (merra-questions@lists.nasa.gov).

Access & Use Information

Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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References

https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0758.1
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-8-1339-2015
https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0609.1
https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0613.1
https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0570.1
https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0720.1
https://doi.org/NASA/TM%E2%80%932015-104606/Vol.%2043
https://doi.org/10.1177/1094342005056120

Dates

Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 7, 2024

Metadata Source

Harvested from NASA Data.json

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The GES-DISC Interactive Online Visualization ANd aNalysis Interface (Giovanni) is a web-based tool that allows users to interactively visualize and analyze data.

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