Surface specific heat capacity in MERRA-2

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Surface specific heat capacity in MERRA-2

by fivedolphins » Sun Jun 11, 2023 4:50 pm America/New_York

Hi there. I am hoping to better understand what the inputs to MERRA-2 are for the calculation of specific heat capacity at the surface - both static choices and dynamic variables that change over time. I would like to find or construct an average specific heat capacity field to perform some flux calculations. Are there any resources available that describe these choices or parameters?

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Re: Surface specific heat capacity in MERRA-2

by GES DISC - mgreene » Tue Jun 13, 2023 9:01 am America/New_York

Thank you for your post. A Subject Matter Expert have been contacted and will be responding as soon as possible.

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Re: Surface specific heat capacity in MERRA-2

by GES DISC - mgreene » Tue Jun 13, 2023 6:08 pm America/New_York

I have attached two documents which should be able to provide answers for what you are looking for.

https://gmao.gsfc.nasa.gov/pubs/docs/Bosilovich785.pdf
https://gmao.gsfc.nasa.gov/reanalysis/MERRA-Land/

Hope you find this information helpful.

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