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The CMIP5 standard for precipitation is kg m-2 s-1, i.e., a mass flux per unit area per unit time.

The standard CAM units for precipitation are m s-1; to convert between simply divide 'pr' by 1000 kg m-3, or, multiply PRECC/PRECL by 1000 kg m-3.

 

brandi.clark@...

Perfect! I didn't even think about density already being included in the calculation.

Thank you,

Brandi

snandini@...

Hello

 

I would also like to convert the total precipitation into (kg m^-2 s^-1) and if i understand correctly then all you do ia divide by a 1000 to convert m/s into kg/m^2/s?

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