[CF-metadata] dimension missing in examples on cfconventions.org

Hella Riede hella.riede at mpic.de
Thu Mar 9 10:28:14 MST 2017

Dear CF list,

in example http://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/v1.6.0/cf-conventions.html#_contiguous_ragged_array_representation_of_time_series, no dimension 'name_strlen' is defined, but in fact used as dimension in 'char station_name(name_strlen)'.

In http://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/v1.6.0/cf-conventions.html#_single_time_series_including_deviations_from_a_nominal_fixed_spatial_location, the dimension is still there, in http://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/v1.6.0/cf-conventions.html#_indexed_ragged_array_representation_of_time_series it is missing as well.

Sorry if this is not the usual email content to this list - I couldn't find a contact email or form on http://cfconventions.org.

Best wishes,

P.S. This doesn't seem to be a big deal and easy to fix, but as the section is also about the attributes 'sample_dimension' and 'cf_role', which factually replace the dimension 'station' with an index counter for observational data if I understood correctly, it is more confusing than it might seem at first.

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