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MERRA-2 tavg3_3d_qdt_Np: 3d,3-Hourly,Time-Averaged,Pressure-Level,Assimilation,Moist Tendencies 0.625 x 0.5 degree V5.12.4 (M2T3NPQDT) at GES DISC

M2T3NPQDT (or tavg3_3d_qdt_Np) is a 3-dimensional 3-hourly time averaged data collection in Modern-Era Retrospective analysis for Research and Applications version 2 (MERRA-2). This collection consists of assimilations of moist tendencies on the 42 pressure levels, such as tendency of ice (or liquid) water due to dynamics, total ice (or liquid) water tendency due to moist, total specific humidity analysis tendency, and specific humidity tendency due to moist. The data field is available every three hour starting from 01:30 UTC, e.g.: 01:30, 04:30, … , 22:30 UTC. The information on the pressure levels can be found in the section 4.2 of the MERRA-2 File Specification document. MERRA-2 is the latest version of global atmospheric reanalysis for the satellite era produced by NASA Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO) using the Goddard Earth Observing System Model (GEOS) version 5.12.4. The dataset covers the period of 1980-present with the latency of ~3 weeks after the end of a month. Data Reprocessing: Please check “Records of MERRA-2 Data Reprocessing and Service Changes” linked from the “Documentation” tab on this page. Note that a reprocessed data filename is different from the original file. MERRA-2 Mailing List: Sign up to receive information on reprocessing of data, changing of tools and services, as well as data announcements from GMAO. Contact the GES DISC Help Desk ( to be added to the list. Questions: If you have a question, please read "MERRA-2 File Specification Document", “MERRA-2 Data Access – Quick Start Guide”, and FAQs linked from the ”Documentation” tab on this page. If that does not answer your question, you may email the question on data access to the GES DISC Help Desk (, or the question on science to the MERRA-2 science team (

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