MERRA-2: File SpecificationThe second Modern-Era Retrospective analysis for Research and Applications (MERRA-2) is a NASA atmospheric reanalysis that begins in 1980. It replaces the original MERRA reanalysis (Rienecker et al., 2011) using an upgraded version of the Goddard Earth Observing System Model, Version 5 (GEOS-5) data assimilation system. The file collections for MERRA-2 are described in detail in this document, including some important changes from those of the MERRA dataset (Lucchesi, 2012).
Bosilovich, M. G. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Lucchesi, R. (Science Systems and Applications, Inc. Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Suarez, M. (Universities Space Research Association Greenbelt, MD, United States)