[CF-metadata] Ocean CTD data following CF Conventions v1.6
taylor13 at llnl.gov
Tue Apr 3 09:39:15 MDT 2012
I second Jonathan's suggestion to treat lon, lat, and time as scalars
pointed to by the coordinates attribute, and to only keep "pressure" as
a true coordinate. It seems neater to me. In CMIP5, we've required all
size-1 dimensions of this kind be treated in this way.
On 4/3/12 7:47 AM, Jonathan Gregory wrote:
> Dear Andrew and Nan
>> If your pressure isn't monotonic, and so can't be a coordinate
>> variable, I don't know
>> whether it's preferable to demote ALL the coordinates to auxiliary
>> coordinate variable
>> TEMPERATURE: coordinates = "TIME,PRESSURE,LATITUDE,LONGITUDE" ;
> I don't think there's a recommendation to treat the coordinates in the same
> way. If size-1 coordinates are listed in the coordinates attribute, it is also
> permissible to make them scalar variables and not define the size-1 dimension.
> These are CF scalar coordinate variables. e.g.
> float lon;
> float lat;
> float time;
> float temperature(pressure);
> coordinates="lat lon time";
> where all the variables should have units and standard_names as usual. It
> doesn't matter what order is used for the coordinates attribute. Note that
> it's a blank-separated list (not comma-separated).
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