[CF-metadata] standard names under ice velocity of water
Ute.Broenner at sintef.no
Tue May 30 08:39:13 MDT 2017
Hei from Norway!
Our institute produces metocean data including currents and ice with the variables
eastward_sea_ice_velocity and northward_sea_ice_velocity
surface_eastward_sea_water_velocity and surface_northward_sea_water_velocity
The latter include the velocity of water and ice together:
"Water" means water in all phases, including frozen i.e. ice and snow. A velocity is a vector quantity. "Eastward" indicates a vector component which is positive when directed eastward (negative westward).
We are also storing the velocity of water under the ice (which one could assume as the difference of the two above, slightly more complicated I think). What would be the standard name for that velocity? If there isn't any yet, may we propose
underice_eastward_sea_water_velocity and underice_northward_sea_water_velocity?
With kind regards / med vennlig hilsen,
Research Scientist & Senior Project Manager
Environmental Technology, Monitoring and Modelling
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