[CF-metadata] Seeking new CF standard names (9) for sea surface wave parameters

Jonathan Gregory j.m.gregory at reading.ac.uk
Wed Oct 13 03:21:29 MDT 2010


Dear Andrew

> Yes, but depends on the community (list) accepting the idea of having a 

Good. I think we are agreed then to propose these new cell methods:

root_mean_square
mean_of_upper_decile

and these new standard names:

sea_surface_wave_height
sea_surface_wave_mean_crest_period
sea_surface_wave_significant_wave_period
sea_surface_wave_period_at_second_largest_peak_of_variance_spectral_density
sea_surface_wave_variance_spectral_density_zeroth_frequency_moment
sea_surface_wave_root_mean_square_amplitude_from_variance_spectral_density

I agree that the last will avoid confusion with the RMS of wave height.

I agree also that this depends on users being comfortable with the concepts
being split into two attributes, in accordance with the usual CF practice,
but deciding on how to join them up as common_concepts will help. Comments
from others would help. It is good that Roy supports this compromise.

Best wishes

Jonathan



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