[CF-metadata] Re: Proposed Standard Names
cjw at ucar.edu
Thu Aug 11 06:18:06 MDT 2005
I like the idea that all variables regarding the platform are prefaced
with 'platform_', that alleviates Jonathans earlier confusion where he
didn't even realize [I think] that true_air_speed was that of the
aircraft and not the wind.
This leaves some inconsistency; latitude, longitude and altitude are not
appropriately prefaced. Maybe others also, I didn't review the list.
I like this list:
platform_track_angle or platform_course
do we want these suffixed with '_angle'? There is also potential for
fwiw: Here are the inertial/platform variables we use the most:
THDG 25 true heading
ALT 25 altitude
ACINS 50 vertical acceleration
VSPD 25 vertical speed
VNS 10 north-south component of ground speed
VEW 10 east-west " " " " "
TASX 25 true air speed (we compute this)
and to a lesser extent:
IAS indicated air speed.
TKAT track angle true.
GSF ground speed
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