[CF-metadata] Standard name for direction of wind gust

Karl Taylor taylor13 at llnl.gov
Thu Jun 22 08:52:39 MDT 2017


I was expressing a preference, but I could live with any of the names 
proposed so far.
best,
Karl

On 6/22/17 4:56 AM, Stephane TAROT wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I think it is better if the construction of this new standard name is 
> similar with the construction of other ones.
>
> Of course we can discuss if we want to change all the existing 
> from/to_direction standard_names, but it may take a lot more time to 
> reach an agreement (On my side, I don't really have an opinion on the 
> subject. from/to_direction may not be the best construction, but I 
> think it is clear about what it represents)
>
> I hope that, for the moment, this discussion won't prevent the 
> creation of this new standard_name !
>
>
> Best regards
>
> Stéphane Tarot
>
>
>
>
> Le 21/06/2017 à 17:57, Karl Taylor a écrit :
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I don't like "from_direction" as a construct (I know it's already 
>> accepted for "wind_from_direction" and it is clearly explained in the 
>> notes but wouldn't
>>
>> "direction_of_wind_vector_tail" or
>> "wind_vector_tail_direction or
>> "tail_direction_of_wind_vector"
>>
>>  be more obvious?
>>
>> (for the "to" direction you could use "head" or "arrow")
>>
>> for gust, my vote would be
>>
>> "direction_of_wind_gust_vector_tail"
>>
>> (Of course, I would also prefer "speed_of_wind_gust" to 
>> "wind_gust_speed" , and others probably don't).
>>
>> best,
>> Karl
>>
>>
>> On 6/21/17 3:10 AM, Stephane TAROT wrote:
>>> Dear Colleagues,
>>>
>>> I'd like to request the creation of a standard name for the 
>>> direction of wind gust (which is linked to the existing 
>>> wind_speed_of_gust). I suggest
>>>
>>> wind_from_direction_of_gust (degree)
>>>
>>>
>>> For the definition, a mix of the defintions of wind_from_direction 
>>> and wind_speed_of_gust can be used, such as :
>>>
>>> "Wind is defined as a two-dimensional (horizontal) air velocity 
>>> vector, with no vertical component. (Vertical motion in the 
>>> atmosphere has the standard name upward_air_velocity.) In 
>>> meteorological reports, the direction of the wind vector is usually 
>>> (but not always) given as the direction from which it is blowing 
>>> (wind_from_direction) (westerly, northerly, etc.). A gust is a 
>>> sudden brief period of high wind speed. In an observed timeseries of 
>>> wind speed, the gust wind speed can be indicated by a cell_methods 
>>> of maximum for the time-interval."
>>>
>>>
>>> Best regards
>>>
>>> Stéphane Tarot
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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