[CF-metadata] Recording "day of year on which something happens"
j.m.gregory at reading.ac.uk
Tue Apr 4 14:15:38 MDT 2017
Dear David and Jon
"accumulation" is certainly extensive, but I think it is rather specific - this
method might not be an accumulation, which is a sort of integral. But I agree
that it should be a noun. It's being opposed to the "point" method. What about
"cell" or "extent"?
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> Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2017 21:14:20 +0100
> From: David Hassell <david.hassell at ncas.ac.uk>
> To: Jon Blower <j.d.blower at reading.ac.uk>
> CC: Jonathan Gregory <j.m.gregory at reading.ac.uk>, "cf-metadata at cgd.ucar.edu"
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> Subject: Re: [CF-metadata] Recording "day of year on which something happens"
> I'm happy with the terms and definitions in appendix E as they stand, but
> if there were to be a synonym, I think that it should be a noun like all of
> the others. That would rule out "extensive" - what about "accumulation"?
> All the best,
> On 31 March 2017 at 14:15, Jon Blower <j.d.blower at reading.ac.uk> wrote:
> > Dear Jonathan,
> > Thanks for this. I do find it a bit confusing but I guess we have to weigh
> > up the impact of the possible confusion with that of introducing a new
> > term. And if the term is to be taken as an exact synonym of “sum” (in the
> > CF context) then perhaps it only has cosmetic value (assuming that “sum” is
> > currently defined in such a way that it does the job we need).
> > What would people think if we introduced a cell_method of “extensive” to
> > mean a quantity that applies over the extent of the cell?
> > Best wishes,Jon
> > On 24/03/2017 16:54, "Jonathan Gregory" <j.m.gregory at reading.ac.uk> wrote:
> > Dear Jon et al.
> > Just on the point of the cell_method of "sum". I understand that this
> > could be
> > misleading. The two default methods are point for intensive quantities
> > and sum
> > for extensive quantities. It doesn't literally mean it's a sum
> > necessarily, but
> > that it applies to the entire extent of the grid cell rather than a
> > point
> > within it. If this is unbearably confusing, perhaps we should
> > introduce a new
> > synonym for this cell_method.
> > Best wishes
> > Jonathan
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