[CF-metadata] control run base time convention
jonathan.gregory at metoffice.com
Mon Feb 10 04:52:50 MST 2003
> I have forgotten whether we decided on a recommended way to define
> the base time for a control run of a coupled model that is supposed
> to be roughly present day, but where individual years are not
> expected to correspond with real years.
> One reason they are not expected to correspond is that in the
> real world the forcing (greenhouse gases, for example) are
> changing whereas in the model they are held constant.
I don't think we decided a convention for this. We have a convention for
perpetual-July etc. integrations.
To be honest, I don't think we can really define a convention. People have
already used lots of different conventions in their data. This is on a
"scientific" level rather than a metadata-definition level.
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