[CF-metadata] standard names for chemistry - MCM

Philip J. Cameronsmith1 cameronsmith1 at llnl.gov
Wed Oct 22 16:26:48 MDT 2008

On Wed, 22 Oct 2008, Jonathan Gregory wrote:

> Dear Philip
>> Another option is for CF to allow all possible units for each specie:
>> But this may lead to undesirable proliferation of names.
> On the whole, it seems better to support various possibilities if people want
> to use them. It is not really the role of CF to advocate the use of certain
> quantities rather than others; in order to encourage many users to adopt CF
> and to promote interoperability, we generally support many options but try to
> ensure they are all clearly defined.  Hence both
>> moles_of_X
>> mass_of_X
> are possible. By
>> carbons_of_X
> do you mean the idea we have written as expressed_as_X e.g. nitrogen or
> carbon in some standard names?

Hi Jonathan,

Yes, that is the concept I was referring to.  Thank you for clarifying 
it. :-)

Best wishes,


Dr Philip Cameron-Smith        Atmospheric, Earth, and Energy Division
pjc at llnl.gov                   Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
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