[CF-metadata] standard names under ice velocity of water

Ute Brönner Ute.Broenner at sintef.no
Wed May 31 01:24:32 MDT 2017


Dear Roy,

I think it's because of the fact that in the upper layer (10m or so) we may have all four of them :


1)      surface_eastward_sea_water_velocity and surface_northward_sea_water_velocity for water AND ice
This is already a standard name with the definition that >"Water" means water in all phases"< so we can't use it for water only.

2)      eastward_sea_ice_velocity and northward_sea_ice_velocity is the one we use for the ice only

and


3)      underice_eastward_sea_water_velocity and underice_northward_sea_water_velocity we propose for the water under the ice which is different from


4)      eastward_sea_water_velocity and northward_sea_water_velocity which we use for the water body that is not at the surface (as the layer has several meters).

We use the data for modelling of substances at the surface in the ice, so the separation of these data is important to us.


With kind regards / med vennlig hilsen,
Ute

Ute Brönner
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From: Lowry, Roy K. [mailto:rkl at bodc.ac.uk]
Sent: 30 May 2017 17:50
To: Ute Brönner <Ute.Broenner at sintef.no>; cf-metadata at cgd.ucar.edu
Cc: Petter Rønningen <Petter.Ronningen at sintef.no>; Morten Omholt Alver <Morten.Alver at sintef.no>; Tor Nordam <Tor.Nordam at sintef.no>
Subject: Re: [CF-metadata] standard names under ice velocity of water


Dear Ute,



I would prefer the same Standard Name for the currents in a body of water whether or not it is covered by ice. What happens if you have a full year of data from a position where there is only ice for part of the year? Would you have a change of Standard Name for the water body currents when the ice melts?



So, why not use 'eastward_sea_water_velocity' and 'northward_sea_water_velocity'?



Cheers, Roy.



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Subject: [CF-metadata] standard names under ice velocity of water

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,
Ute

Ute Brönner
Research Scientist & Senior Project Manager

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