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Set 5 Description: Tables of annual means
'D_' denotes a variable derived from two or more history file variables (lnd_func.ncl)
'C_' denotes a CASA model variable.

Variable Name Long Name NativeUnits ReportedUnits
TSA 2m air temperature K K
PREC ppt: rain+snow mm/s mm/d
RAIN atmospheric rain mm/s mm/d
SNOW atmospheric snow mm/s mm/d
SNOWDP snow height m m
FSNO fraction of ground covered by snow unitless unitless
H2OSNO total snow water equiv (SNOWICE + SNOWLIQ) mm mm
VBSA visible black-sky albedo proportion % reflected
NBSA near-IR black-sky albedo proportion % reflected
VWSA visible white-sky albedo proportion % reflected
NWSA near-IR white-sky albedo proportion % reflected
RNET net radiation:fsa-fira W/m^2 W/m^2
LHEAT latent heat:FCTR+FCEV+FGEV W/m^2 W/m^2
FSH sensible heat W/m^2 W/m^2
FSDS atmospheric incident solar radiation W/m^2 W/m^2
FSA absorbed solar radiation W/m^2 W/m^2
FLDS atmospheric longwave radiation W/m^2 W/m^2
FIRE emitted infrared (longwave) radiation W/m^2 W/m^2
FCTR canopy transpiration W/m^2 W/m^2
FCEV canopy evaporation W/m^2 W/m^2
FGEV ground evaporation W/m^2 W/m^2
FGR heat flux into snow/soil (includes snow melt) W/m^2 W/m^2
FSM snow melt heat flux W/m^2 W/m^2
TLAI total one-sided leaf area index m2/m2 m2/m2
TSAI total one-sided stem area index m2/m2 m2/m2
LAISUN Sunlit Projected Leaf Area Index m2/m2 m^2/m^2
LAISHA Shaded Projected Leaf Area Index m^2/m^2 m^2/m^2
ET Evapotranspiration mm/s mm/d
QOVER surface runoff mm/s mm/d
QDRAI sub-surface drainage mm/s mm/d
QRGWL surface runoff at glaciers, wetlands, lakes mm/s mm/d
WA water in the unconfined aquifer mm mm
ZWT water table depth m m
TWS total water storage mm mm
QCHARGE aquifer recharge rate mm/s mm/d
FCOV fractional area with water table at surface unitless [0-1] unitless [0-1]
CO2_PPMV CO2 concentration ppmv ppmv
DSTDEP total dust deposition (dry+wet) from atmosphere kg/m2/s Pg/y
DSTFLXT total surface dust emission kg/m2/s Pg/y
OCDEP total OC deposition (dry+wet) from atmosphere kg/m2/s Pg/y
PREC ppt: rain+snow mm/s mm/y
QVEGE canopy evaporation mm/s mm/y
QVEGEP canopy evap:QVEGE/(RAIN+SNOW)*100 % %
QVEGT canopy transpiration mm/s mm/y
QSOIL ground evaporation mm/s mm/y
TOTRUNOFF Runoff:qover+qdrai+qrgwl mm/s mm/y
NEE net ecosys exchange of C;incl fire flx;pos for source gC/m^2/s PgC/y
NEP net ecosystem production;excl fire flx;pos for sink gC/m^2/s PgC/y
GPP gross primary production gC/m^2/s PgC/y
PSNSUN_TO_CPOOL GPP from Sunlit Canopy gC/m^2/s PgC/y
PSNSHADE_TO_CPOOL GPP from Shaded Canopy gC/m^2/s PgC/y
NPP net primary production gC/m^2/s PgC/y
AGNPP above ground net primary production gC/m^2/s PgC/y
BGNPP below ground net primary production gC/m^2/s PgC/y
MR maintenance respiration gC/m^2/s PgC/y
GR total growth respiration gC/m^2/s PgC/y
AR autotrophic respiration (MR + GR) gC/m^2/s PgC/y
LITHR litter hetereotrophic respiration gC/m^2/s PgC/y
SOMHR SOM hetereotrophic respiration gC/m^2/s PgC/y
HR total hetereotrophic respiration gC/m^2/s PgC/y
RR root respiration (fine root MR + total root GR) gC/m^2/s PgC/y
SR total soil respiration (HR + root resp) gC/m^2/s PgC/y
ER total ecosystem respiration (AR + HR) gC/m^2/s PgC/y
LEAFC leaf carbon gC/m^2 PgC
XSMRPOOL Temporary Photosynthate C Pool gC/m^2 PgC
SOIL3C Soil organic matter C (slow pool) gC/m^2 PgC
SOIL4C Soil organic matter C (slowest pool) gC/m^2 PgC
FROOTC fine root carbon gC/m^2 PgC
LIVESTEMC live stem C gC/m^2 PgC
DEADSTEMC dead stem carbon gC/m^2 PgC
LIVECROOTC live coarse root carbon gC/m^2 PgC
DEADCROOTC dead coarse root carbon gC/m^2 PgC
CPOOL temporary photosynthate C pool gC/m^2 PgC
TOTVEGC total vegetation C, excluding cpool gC/m^2 PgC
CWDC coarse woody debris carbon gC/m^2 PgC
TOTLITC total litter carbon gC/m^2 PgC
TOTLITC_1m total litter carbon to 1m depth gC/m^2 PgC
TOTSOMC total SOM carbon gC/m^2 PgC
TOTSOMC_1m total SOM carbon to 1 meter depth gC/m^2 PgC
TOTLITN total litter N gN/m^2 TgN
TOTLITN_1m total litter N to 1m depth gN/m^2 TgN
TOTSOMN total soil organic matter N gN/m^2 TgN
TOTSOMN_1m total soil organic matter N to 1m depth gN/m^2 TgN
TOTECOSYSC total ecosystem C, incl veg but excl cpool gC/m^2 PgC
TOTCOLC total ecosystem C, incl veg and cpool gC/m^2 PgC
FPG fraction of potential GPP proportion proportion
FPI fraction of potential immobilization proportion proportion
NDEP_TO_SMINN nitrogen deposition gN/m^2/s TgN/y
POTENTIAL_IMMOB Potential Immobilization gN/m^2/s TgN/y
ACTUAL_IMMOB Actual Immobilization gN/m^2/s TgN/y
GROSS_NMIN Gross N Mineralization gN/m^2/s TgN/y
NET_NMIN Net N Mineralization gN/m^2/s TgN/y
NDEPLOY Total N Deployed in New Growth gN/m^2/s TgN/y
RETRANSN_TO_NPOOL Retranslocated N to NPool gN/m^2/s TgN/y
SMINN_TO_NPOOL Mineral N to NPool gN/m^2/s TgN/y
DENIT Total Denitrification gN/m^2/s TgN/y
SOIL3N soil organic matter N (slow pool) gN/m^2 TgN
SOIL4N Soil organic matter N (slowest pool) gN/m^2 TgN
NFIX_TO_SMINN nitrogen fixation gN/m^2/s TgN/y
SUPPLEMENT_TO_SMINN supplement to mineral nitrogen gN/m^2/s TgN/y
SMINN_LEACHED Nitrogen Leached gN/m^2/s TgN/y
SMIN_NO3_LEACHED Soil NO3 pool loss to leaching gN/m^2/s TgN/y
SMIN_NO3_RUNOFF Soil NO3 pool loss to runoff gN/m^2/s TgN/y
SMINN soil mineral N gN/m^2 TgN
RETRANSN plant pool of retranslocated N gN/m^2 TgN
COL_CTRUNC column-level sink for C truncation gC/m^2 PgC
PFT_CTRUNC pft-level sink for C truncation gC/m^2 PgC
COL_NTRUNC column-level sink for N truncation gN/m^2 TgN
PFT_NTRUNC pft-level sink for N truncation gN/m^2 TgN
COL_FIRE_CLOSS total column-level fire C loss gC/m^2/s PgC/y
PFT_FIRE_CLOSS total pft-level fire C loss gC/m^2/s PgC/y
COL_FIRE_NLOSS total column-level fire N loss gN/m^2/s TgN/y
PFT_FIRE_NLOSS total pft-level fire N loss gN/m^2/s TgN/y
FAREA_BURNED fractional area burned proportion/s proportion/y
BAF_CROP fractional area burned - crop proportion/s proportion/y
CWDC_HR Coarse Woody Debris C Hetereotrophic respiration gC/m2s PgC/y
CWDC_LOSS Coarse Woody Debris C Loss gC/m2s PgC/y
FROOTC_ALLOC Fine root C allocation gC/m2s PgC/m2y
FROOTC_LOSS Fine root C Loss gC/m2s PgC/m2y
LEAFC_ALLOC Leaf C Allocation gC/m2s PgC/m2y
LEAFC_LOSS Leaf C Loss gC/m2s PgC/m2y
LITTERC Total Litter C gC/m2 PgC
LITTERC_HR Litter Hetereotrophic Respiration gC/m2s PgC/m2y
LITTERC_LOSS Litter C Loss gC/m2s PgC/m2y
SOILC soil organic matter C (fast pool) gC/m2 PgC
SOILC_HR Soil C hetereotrophic respiration gC/m2s PgC/y
SOILC_LOSS Soil C Loss gC/m2s PgC/y
WOODC Wood C gC/m2 PgC
WOODC_ALLOC Wood C Allocation gC/m2s PgC/y
WOODC_LOSS Wood C Loss gC/m2s PgC/y