Radiation Quantities in the ECMWF model and MARS

Title
Radiation Quantities in the ECMWF model and MARS
Report
Date Published
2015
Author
Abstract

Radiation quantities are frequently required by users of ECMWF data, but there is often confusion about the interpretation of the variables available in the ECMWF Meteorological Archiving System (MARS). This
document describes what is presently archived by the operational model, illustrates the various fields obtainable via a MARS retrieval and explains how they should be interpreted.