Time Format updated 5/24/2004
The time format is pretty obvious to me but that doesn't help
the average person.
sec = seconds
min = minute
hr = hour
d = day
mon = month
yr = year
decade = 10 years
normal = climatology (WMO standard is 30 years)
anl = analysis
ave = average
diff = difference
fcst = forecast
rms = averaged rms value
fcst clim = forecast climatology (see Nave for number of years)
same-hour,rms = averaged rms value only using quantities
with the same hour/minute as reference time
ex.
ave@1d = average taken at 1 day intervals
The number in the average is Nave
ave@1yr = average taken at 1 year intervals
(this replaces "clim" notation)
rms@1yr = average RMS value with average taken
on values 1 year apart
------------ removed 5/25/2004 ----------------
clim = climatology (average over N years)
clim (diurnal) = climatology (average over N years, hour important)