[CF-metadata] Standard name and area type tables updated

Elodie Fernandez elodie.fernandez at mercator-ocean.fr
Thu Feb 2 03:05:24 MST 2017


Dear Alison, dear all,

Back in September, I suggested the addition of new standard names
"geostrophic_eastward_sea_water_velocity" and
"geostrophic_northward_sea_water_velocity" (see
http://mailman.cgd.ucar.edu/pipermail/cf-metadata/2016/059015.html).
There have been quite a few updates of the tables since, but those names
are not included yet. Is there anything I could/should do to get them
included?

In April, there were also discussions on the inclusion of wave standard
names. The height parameters have been included in table v35 in July.
But the others (mostly period and direction) are still "under
discussion" on the "CF proposal page". Any news on that topic?

Regards,
Elodie

On 01/02/2017 16:19, alison.pamment at stfc.ac.uk wrote:
> Dear All,
>
> The standard name and area type tables have both been updated. The standard name table is now at version 40 and the area type table is at version 5, both dated 25 January 2017. The changes to both tables have also been published in the NERC Vocabulary Server.
>
> The changes are listed below. I have also given details of the changes that went into the standard name table at version 39, published in December 2016, as I did not send those to the mailing list at the time.
>
> Mike Godin, David Lawrence, Sophie Nowicki and Elena Shevliakova have been added to the list of contributors to CF standard names: http://cfconventions.org/Data/cf-standard-names/docs/standard-name-contributors.html.
>
> The next update to standard names is planned for 21st February 2017.
>
> Best wishes,
> Alison
>
> ---
>
> V39 standard name changes:
>
> 1. New names
>
> a. Proposed by David Lawrence and Elena Shevliakova for the CMIP6 LUMIP experiment:
>
> carbon_mass_flux_into_forestry_and_agricultural_products_due_to_anthropogenic_land_use_or_land_cover_change (canonical units: kg m-2 s-1)
> carbon_mass_flux_into_soil_and_litter_due_to_anthropogenic_land_use_or_land_cover_change (canonical units: kg m-2 s-1)
> gross_rate_of_decrease_in_area_fraction (canonical units: s-1)
> gross_rate_of_increase_in_area_fraction (canonical units: s-1)
> mass_content_of_water_in_soil (canonical units: kg m-2)
> mass_content_of_water_in_soil_layer (canonical units: kg m-2)
> surface_downward_mass_flux_of_water_due_to_irrigation (canonical units: kg m-2 s-1)
> surface_upward_heat_flux_due_to_anthropogenic_energy_consumption (canonical units: W m-2)
> surface_upward_mass_flux_of_carbon_dioxide_expressed_as_carbon_due_to_anthropogenic_land_use_or_land_cover_change (canonical units: kg m-2 s-1)
> tendency_of_atmosphere_mass_content_of_carbon_dioxide_expressed_as_carbon_due_to_emission_from_forestry_and_agricultural_products (canonical units: kg m-2 s-1)
>
> b. Proposed by Paul Durack for the CMIP6 OMIP experiment:
>
> mole_concentration_of_dissolved_inorganic_phosphorus_in_sea_water (canonical units: mol m-3)
>
> 2. Aliases
>
> During the discussion of the LUMIP names it was agreed that the phrase "forestry and agricultural products" would be used in standard names in preference to "products of anthropogenic_land_use_change". This affected one existing name which has been updated as follows:
> carbon_content_of_products_of_anthropogenic_land_use_change (kg m-2) -> carbon_content_of_forestry_and_agricultural_products (kg m-2)
>
> ---
>
> V40 standard name changes:
>
> 1. New names
>
> a. Proposed by Sophie Nowicki for the CMIP6 ISMIP6 experiment
>
> floating_ice_sheet_area_fraction (canonical units: 1)
> grounded_ice_sheet_area_fraction (canonical units: 1)
> land_ice_basal_specific_mass_balance_flux (canonical units: kg m-2 s-1)
> land_ice_basal_upward_velocity (canonical units: m s-1)
> land_ice_runoff_flux (canonical units: kg m-2 s-1)
> land_ice_specific_mass_flux_due_to_calving (canonical units: kg m-2 s-1)
> land_ice_specific_mass_flux_due_to_calving_and_ice_front_melting (canonical units: kg m-2 s-1)
> land_ice_surface_melt_flux (canonical units: kg m-2 s-1)
> land_ice_surface_upward_velocity (canonical units: m s-1)
> land_ice_surface_x_velocity (canonical units: m s-1)
> land_ice_surface_y_velocity (canonical units: m s-1)
> temperature_at_base_of_ice_sheet_model (canonical units: K)
> temperature_at_top_of_ice_sheet_model (canonical units: K)
> tendency_of_land_ice_mass_due_to_basal_mass_balance (canonical units: kg s-1)
> tendency_of_land_ice_mass_due_to_calving (canonical units: kg s-1)
> upward_geothermal_heat_flux_at_ground_level_in_land_ice (canonical units: W m-2)
> water_flux_into_sea_water_from_land_ice (canonical units: kg m-2 s-1)
>
> b. Proposed by Mike Godin
>
> mass_concentration_of_petroleum_hydrocarbons_in_sea_water (canonical units: kg m-3)
>
> 2. Aliases
>
> No new aliases were created at version 40 of the standard name table
>
> 3. Modifications to definitions of existing names
>
> The definition of one existing name, land_ice_surface_specific_mass_balance_flux (kg m-2 s-1), was modified to make the wording more consistent with that of the new land ice mass balance names.
>
> ---
>
> V5 area type changes:
>
> 1. New area types
>
> a. Proposed by David Lawrence and Elena Shevliakova for the CMIP6 LUMIP experiment
>
> primary_and_secondary_land
> urban
>
> b. Proposed by Sophie Nowicki for the CMIP6 ISMIP6 experiment
>
> ice_sheet
> floating_ice_shelf
> grounded_ice_sheet
>
> 2. Modifications to definitions of existing area types
>
> a. Proposed by David Lawrence and Elena Shevliakova for the CMIP6 LUMIP experiment
>
> A second sentence was added to the definition of the area_type 'pastures', which now reads 'Pastures are assumed to be anthropogenic in origin. They include anthropogenically managed pastureland and rangeland.'
>
> ---
>
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