[CF-metadata] Standard name for land/sea mask

Elodie Fernandez elodie.fernandez at mercator-ocean.fr
Wed Aug 23 03:07:59 MDT 2017


Dear all,

My proposal for a new standard name "*sea_binary**_mask*" hasn't raised
much discussion. Is there a chance it could be included in the next
table update?

Regards,
Elodie

On 11/07/2017 09:55, Elodie Fernandez wrote:
> Dear all,
>
> I would like to suggest the addition of a new standard_name to
> describe land-sea masks. A standard_name already exists:
> land_binary_mask (
> X_binary_mask has 1 where condition X is met, 0 elsewhere. 1 = land, 0
> = sea.). But in the ocean modelling community, we have already
> existing files describing those masks, but from an "ocean point of
> view", so 1 is for sea and 0 is for land points.
> So I would like to request the addition of the standard_name
> "*sea_binary**_mask*",
> with definition "X_binary_mask has 1 where condition X is met, 0
> elsewhere. 1 = sea, 0 = land" and unit "1".
>
> Best regards,
> Elodie
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