[CF-metadata] New standard name for geostrophic ocean velocities

alison.pamment at stfc.ac.uk alison.pamment at stfc.ac.uk
Tue Mar 7 05:17:58 MST 2017


Dear Stephane,

I have just returned from teaching a course last week. I'm aware that the wave names have been waiting some time and will publish my comments to the mailing list this week.

Best wishes,
Alison

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From: Stephane TAROT [mailto:Stephane.Tarot at ifremer.fr]
Sent: 07 March 2017 10:24
To: Pamment, Alison (STFC,RAL,RALSP); elodie.fernandez at mercator-ocean.fr; cf-metadata at cgd.ucar.edu
Subject: Re: [CF-metadata] New standard name for geostrophic ocean velocities

Dear Alison,



>> I've been having a look at the wave period proposals and will send a separate posting to the list shortly.
Any news on the wave period and wave direction proposals ?
I'm sorry to rush you, but wave products will soon be officialy launched in Copernicus Marine Service and we are expecting those standard names to be published prior.


Best regards

Stéphane Tarot


Le 07/02/2017 à 14:12, alison.pamment at stfc.ac.uk<mailto:alison.pamment at stfc.ac.uk> a écrit :

Dear Elodie,



Thank you for reminding me about the two geostrophic names. I agree that these two are pretty straight forward. At Nan's suggestion, I've expanded slightly on our standard definition text of "geostrophic", bearing in mind that it applies equally to ocean and atmosphere circulation.



So now we have:



geostrophic_eastward_sea_water_velocity (canonical units: m s-1)

'A velocity is a vector quantity. "Eastward" indicates a vector component which is positive when directed eastward (negative westward). "Geostrophic" indicates that geostrophic balance is assumed, i.e. that the pressure gradient force and the Coriolis force are balanced and the large scale fluid flow is parallel to the isobars.'



geostrophic_northward_sea_water_velocity (canonical units: m s-1)

'A velocity is a vector quantity. "Northward" indicates a vector component which is positive when directed northward (negative southward). "Geostrophic" indicates that geostrophic balance is assumed, i.e. that the pressure gradient force and the Coriolis force are balanced and the large scale fluid flow is parallel to the isobars.'



These two names are accepted for inclusion in the standard name table and will be added in the February update.



There are ten existing "geostrophic" names:

geostrophic_eastward_wind

geostrophic_northward_wind

surface_geostrophic_eastward_sea_water_velocity

surface_geostrophic_eastward_sea_water_velocity_assuming_sea_level_for_geoid

surface_geostrophic_northward_sea_water_velocity

surface_geostrophic_northward_sea_water_velocity_assuming_sea_level_for_geoid

surface_geostrophic_sea_water_x_velocity

surface_geostrophic_sea_water_x_velocity_assuming_sea_level_for_geoid

surface_geostrophic_sea_water_y_velocity

surface_geostrophic_sea_water_y_velocity_assuming_sea_level_for_geoid

The definitions of these names will be updated for consistency with the new text - indeed the wind name definitions don't currently explain geostrophic at all. These changes will also be part of the February update to standard names.



I've been having a look at the wave period proposals and will send a separate posting to the list shortly.



Best wishes,

Alison



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From: CF-metadata [mailto:cf-metadata-bounces at cgd.ucar.edu] On Behalf Of

Elodie Fernandez

Sent: 02 February 2017 10:05

To: cf-metadata at cgd.ucar.edu<mailto:cf-metadata at cgd.ucar.edu>

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



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<mailto: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



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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_anthropog

enic_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_la

nd_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_car

bon_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)

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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.

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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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Alison Pamment                                                       Tel: +44 1235 778065

Centre for Environmental Data Analysis         Email:

alison.pamment at stfc.ac.uk<mailto:alison.pamment at stfc.ac.uk>

STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

R25, 2.22

Harwell Campus, Didcot, OX11 0QX, U.K.





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