[CF-metadata] area_fraction

Karl Taylor taylor13 at llnl.gov
Tue Apr 4 10:41:10 MDT 2006


Not sure I followed this thread, but maybe "land_cover" should be 
generalized to cover ocean characteristics (e.g., sea ice ... is this 
the only possibility?), and land_cover="lake" sounds a bit odd.

Again, maybe this is irrelevant to the thread.

Karl


Jonathan Gregory wrote:
> Dear Elke
> 
> 
>>I have another question to the other fraction quantities. What will 
>>happen to the other standart names:
>>
>>vegetation_area_fraction
>>land_area_fraction
> 
> 
>>You want to define a superior area fraction, with data information
>>land_cover= 'vegetation'
>>land_cover='land'
>>land_cover='forest'
> 
> 
>>What will happen to the old standart names just existing?
> 
> They will continue to be valid.
> 
> Cheers
> 
> Jonathan
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