[CF-metadata] new standard_names for variables concerning sea surface?waves
j.m.gregory at reading.ac.uk
Fri Nov 24 10:56:53 MST 2006
> So maybe a solution would be a formulation like
> "sea_surface_wave_mean_period_from_X", where X gives the method, eg.
This looks good to me. I'd vote for those, and your formulae to define them,
along with those for the zero-upcrossing period and the significant height,
will be useful.
> The "ideal" default for the above quantities would be 0
> to infinity, but the actual range used could be specified in this way.
Yes. The default should presumably be stated in the definitions.
> to fully describe what is meant by "swell" and "wind wave"
> variables, there really should be some reference to the formulation used
> to distinguish them.
I suppose that needs to be done, with perhaps more precise names, when someone
raises a need to distinguish them.
> Sometimes a mean frequency (= 1/Tm1) is used, but period variables seem
> to be a bit more user friendly.
OK. So long as the definition of the moment is clear. Since there is an
integration, I presume the choice of variable of integration makes a
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