[CF-metadata] Standard_name for cloud-cover by phenomenon

Heiko Klein Heiko.Klein at met.no
Mon May 7 02:29:33 MDT 2012

Dear Jonathan,

I just had a short side-discussion with Eizi, and we settled on 'type', 
i.e. we propose the standard names:


As explanatory text, the one of cloud_area_fraction is a good start, and 
then an addition like:

   high type clouds are: Cirrus, Cirrostratus, Cirrocumulus
   middle type clouds are: Altostratus, Altocumulus, Nimbostratus
   low type clouds are: Stratus, Stratocumulus, Cumulus, Cumulonimbus

Best regards,


On 2012-04-27 17:30, Jonathan Gregory wrote:
> Dear Eizi and Heiko
> I think this kind of idea is good
>>> high_genera_cloud_area_fraction:
> etc.
> "type" or "genera" would both be OK, but "genera" is a plural so better English
> would probably be "type" (or "genus").
> Cheers
> Jonathan

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