[CF-metadata] Overlapping vertical bounds

Manning, Evan M (398B) Evan.M.Manning at jpl.nasa.gov
Thu Mar 2 17:20:47 MST 2017


I have some quantities which are defined on trapezoids in the vertical direction.

For example the top trap might be full weight from the top of the atmosphere (TOA) to 50 hPa, then we ramp linearly between the first and second traps between 50 & 75 hPa, then trap 2 is full weight 75-100 hPa, followed by another transition in [100, 125] hPa, etc.

I can’t have a bounds variable with the full extent of each trap like [ [0, 75], [50, 125], [100, … because overlap is illegal.

I could have underlap, just giving the intervals where each trap is in full force: [ [0, 50], [75, 100], …

Or I could use the midpoints of the transitions: [ [ 0, 62.5], [62.5, 112.5], …

I’d prefer to find a standard way to communicate the precise situation.  Is there one?


  -- Evan
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