This page contains a list of variables accessible for outputs.

Variables may print the default NO_DATA value if the corresponding process is not enabled. Some variables are not available using older codes.

Greyed out variables have no connection to active processes or are only active in development branches. The variables are included here because they are technically accessible for output, but they will only print the default NO_DATA value, regardless of the processes enabled.

Meteorological forcing

TokenDescriptionUnitsMinimum release version
FSINIncoming shortwave radiation at the surfaceW m-21398
FSVHVisible component of incoming shortwave radiation at the surfaceW m-21398
FSIHInfrared component of incoming shortwave radiation at the surfaceW m-21398
FSDIRDirect component of incoming shortwave radiation at the surfaceW m-21403
FSDFFDiffuse component of incoming shortwave radiation at the surfaceW m-21403
FLINIncoming longwave radiation at the surfaceW m-21398
TAAir temperature at the forcing reference heightK1398
QASpecific humidity at the forcing reference heightkg kg-11398
PRESSurface pressurePa1398
UUU-component of wind speed (at user-specified reference height)m s-11403
VVV-component of wind speed (at user-specified reference height)m s-11403
UVWind speed at the forcing reference height for momentumm s-11398
WDIRWind direction (at user-specified referenced height)--1403
PRETotal precipitation rate at the surfacekg m-2 s-11398
PRERNTotal incoming liquid precipitation ratekg m-2 s-11591
PRESNOTotal incoming solid precipitation ratekg m-2 s-11591

Water balance

TokenDescriptionUnitsMinimum release version
PRECTotal precipitation at the surfacekg m-21398
PRECRNTotal liquid precipitation at the surfacekg m-21591
PRECSNOTotal solid precipitation at the surfacekg m-21591
EVAPTotal evaporation from the surfacekg m-21398
PEVPPotential evaporationkg m-21403
EVPBEvaporation efficiency(kg m-2) (kg m-2)-11403
ARRDAridity index(kg m-2) (kg m-2)-11403
GROSeasonal growth index--1403
ROFTotal runoff from the surface and subsurfacekg m-21398
ROFOOverland runoffkg m-21403
ROFSRunoff from soil layerskg m-21403
ROFBRunoff from the bottom of the soil column or lower zonekg m-21403
RCANLiquid precipitation intercepted at the canopykg m-21398
SNCANSolid precipitation intercepted at the canopykg m-21398
ZSNOSnow depthm1529
RHOSNODensity of snowkg m-31529
SNOWater equivalent of snow at the surfacekg m-21398
FSNOFraction of snow covering the ground--1403
ROFSNOComponent of runoff attributed to melting of the snowpack (see notes here)kg m-2 s-11591
WSNOWater stored in snow at the surfacekg m-21398
ZPNDWater storage at the surface/subsurface interfacem1403
PNDWWater storage at the surface/subsurface interfacekg m-21398
LZSWater stored in lower zonekg m-21403
DZSWater stored in deep zonekg m-21403
THLQLiquid water content of the soil layerm3 m-31398
LQWSLiquid water stored in the soil layerkg m-21398
THICFrozen water content of the soil layerm3 m-31398
FZWSFrozen water stored in the soil layerkg m-21398
ALWSTotal water stored in the soil layerkg m-21403
STGWTotal water stored in the surface and subsurfacekg m-21592
DSTGWChange in water storage from the previous time-stepkg m-21592

Energy balance

TokenDescriptionUnitsMinimum release version
CMASVegetation mass in the canopykg m-21461
TCANTemperature at the canopy levelK1461
TSNOTemperature of snow at the surfaceK1461
TPNDTemperature of water stored at the surface/subsurface interfaceK1461
ALVSVisible component of the albedo of the canopy and surface--1461
ALIRInfrared component of the albedo of the canopy and surface--1461
ALBTAlbedo of the canopy and surface; average of the infrared and visible components--1461
FSOUTOutgoing shortwave radiation at the surfaceW m-21403
FLOUTOutgoing longwave radiation at the surfaceW m-21403
GTEEffective black-body temperature at the surfaceK1403
QHSensible heat flux from the canopy and surfaceW m-21398
QELatent heat flux from the canopy and surfaceW m-21398
GZEROHeat flux into the surface/subsurface interfaceW m-21403
GFLXHeat flux at the top of the soil layer or ice sheetW m-21398
TBARTemperature at the middle of the soil layer or ice sheetK1398
STGETotal energy stored in the systemW m-21403
DSTGEChange in energy storage from the previous time-stepW m-21403

Channel routing

TokenDescriptionUnitsMinimum release
RFFTotal runoff to the channelkg m-21398
RCHGTotal recharge to the channelkg m-21398
QIInflow to the channelm3 s-11403
STGCHChannel storagem31403
QOOutflow from the channelm3 s-11403
ZLVLStage levelm1403