[CF-metadata] Two new oceanic standard names for inorganic nitrogen and iron

Daniel Neumann daniel.neumann at io-warnemuende.de
Mon Aug 14 08:57:49 MDT 2017


Dear Mailinglist,

I would like to propose two new standard names for oceanic parameters:
mole_concentration_of_dissolved_inorganic_nitrogen_in_sea_water
mole_concentration_of_dissolved_inorganic_iron_in_sea_water

Reason for nitrogen:
Dissolved inorganic nitrogen (DIN) and dissolved inorganic phosphorus 
(DIP) are a commonly used parameter in biogeochemical modelling. There 
exists no standard name for the first (DIN) yet.

Reason for iron:
There is a "tendency_of_ocean_mole_content_of_dissolved_inorganic_*" 
standard name existing for iron but no molar concentration. For 
completeness, I would like to add a standard name for mole concentration 
of inorganic iron in sea water.

Further, I would like to suggest to remove a typo in 
"tendency_of_ocean_mole_content_of_dissolved_inorganic_nitrogen". 
Currently, the last sentences of its description reads 'Where possible, 
the data variableshould be accompanied by a complete description of the 
species represented, for example, by using a comment attribute.'. There 
is a space missing 'variableshould'.

The full descriptions are given below (combined from existing 
description of other "mole_concentration_of_dissolved_inorganic_*" and 
"tendency_of_ocean_mole...nitrogen/iron").

Regards,
Daniel



Name:
mole_concentration_of_dissolved_inorganic_nitrogen_in_sea_water

Description:
Mole concentration means number of moles per unit volume, also called 
"molarity", and is used in the construction 
"mole_concentration_of_X_in_Y", where X is a material constituent of Y. 
A chemical or biological species denoted by X may be described by a 
single term such as "nitrogen" or a phrase such as 
"nox_expressed_as_nitrogen". "Dissolved inorganic nitrogen" is the term 
used in standard names for all species belonging to the family that are 
represented within a given model. The list of individual species that 
are included in a quantity having a group chemical standard name can 
vary between models. Where possible, the data variable should be 
accompanied by a complete description of the species represented, for 
example, by using a comment attribute.

Unit:
mol m-3


Name:
mole_concentration_of_dissolved_inorganic_iron_in_sea_water

Description:
Mole concentration means number of moles per unit volume, also called 
"molarity", and is used in the construction 
"mole_concentration_of_X_in_Y", where X is a material constituent of Y. 
A chemical or biological species denoted by X may be described by a 
single term such as "nitrogen" or a phrase such as 
"nox_expressed_as_nitrogen". "Dissolved inorganic iron" means iron ions, 
in oxidation states of both Fe2+ and Fe3+, in solution.

Unit:
mol m-3


-- 
Daniel Neumann

Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemuende
Physical Oceanography and Instrumentation
Seestrasse 15
18119 Rostock
Germany

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e-mail: daniel.neumann at io-warnemuende.de




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