[CF-metadata] new standard names for ECHAM5/CLM/ERA
Pamment, JA (Alison)
alison.pamment at stfc.ac.uk
Mon Oct 27 20:53:40 MDT 2008
Dear Heinke and Jonathan,
Thank you both for commenting on these names. I think we are agreed that
can go into the standard name table. They are well defined and, as
Heinke points out, common_concept would provide a means of creating
synonyms for these quantities (assuming that the proposal described in
ticket 24 is accepted).
> > So the actual standard names proposals are:
> > downward_heat_flux_in_ice; W m-2
> > ice_thickness; m
Thanks, Jonathan, for explaining ice formation processes so fully. It
is very clear from what you say that "formed by freezing of water body"
doesn't adequately describe the distinction I was trying to make.
> I like Jonathan's proposal:
> downward_heat_flux_in_floating_ice where lake_ice_or_sea_ice
> floating_ice_thickness where lake_ice_or_sea_ice
I too am happy with these proposals. The names
downward_heat_flux_in_floating_ice; W m-2
are agreed. I agree also that it would be sensible to introduce two new
lake_ice_or_sea_ice (floating ice excluding ice-shelves and icebergs)
floating_ice (includes lake-ice, sea-ice, ice-shelves and icebergs).
I will liaise with Velimir regarding the creation of the area_type table
agreed in trac ticket 17 and these two area types will be added as soon
J Alison Pamment Tel: +44 1235 778065
NCAS/British Atmospheric Data Centre Fax: +44 1235 446314
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Email: alison.pamment at stfc.ac.uk
Chilton, Didcot, OX11 0QX, U.K.
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