unit conversion of MERRA2 variabless

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unit conversion of MERRA2 variabless

by dinesh_5497 » Fri Apr 05, 2024 12:27 pm America/New_York

I need to use Sea Salt Surface Mass Concentration (SSSMASS). it is with unit of kg m-3, i need it in the format of kg/m3day
For that should i just multiply by 24 or divide by 24?

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Re: unit conversion of MERRA2 variabless

by GES DISC - mgreene » Fri Apr 05, 2024 1:06 pm America/New_York

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Re: unit conversion of MERRA2 variabless

by mbosilov » Fri Apr 05, 2024 2:04 pm America/New_York

As the variable name states, this is a concentration, not a flux or tendency. If you need the total time rate of change you can take the difference of the concentration at two points in time, then divide by the amount of time between the two points.

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