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Regarding bins in MERRA

Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2023 1:46 pm America/New_York
by dinesh_5497
What does bin means in MERRA data?

Re: Regarding bins in MERRA

Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2023 4:33 pm America/New_York
by GES DISC - jimacker
Regarding your question, can you provide a MERRA-2 document or web page where the term "bin" is used? Bin commonly refers to a data storage location in which all valid observations for a particular spatial resolution are kept, until averaging over a time period is performed to provide a value for a gridded data product. So it would be helpful to know the context in which the term "bin" occurs. We can consult with our MERRA-2 data experts once we have such information from you.

Re: Regarding bins in MERRA

Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2023 2:10 am America/New_York
by dinesh_5497
we have sea salt wet deposition from Bin 001 to Bin 005, what does that 5 bin represent.
SSWT001 to SSWT005

Re: Regarding bins in MERRA

Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2023 12:16 pm America/New_York
by GES DISC - jimacker
Thank you for that information. The sea salt bin definitions are listed in this document:

https://gmao.gsfc.nasa.gov/reanalysis/MERRA-2/FAQ/Dust.pdf

Please reply for further information and assistance, if necessary.