[CF-metadata] standard_name for coordinate variable corresponding to complex parts (real and imaginary)

Benno Blumenthal benno at iri.columbia.edu
Fri Jun 11 13:56:22 MDT 2010

Hello All,

We have made some use of having a coordinate-variable that corresponds
to real and imaginary parts, for outputs of Fourier transforms, for
example.   We usually tag this name "C" and long_name="complex", and
give it values of "R" and "I",  but it would be appropriate to tag it
with a standard_name as well.

Perhaps "complex" or "complex_parts"?


Dr. M. Benno Blumenthal          benno at iri.columbia.edu
International Research Institute for climate and society
The Earth Institute at Columbia University
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