[CF-metadata] request for standard name

Jonathan Gregory j.m.gregory at reading.ac.uk
Fri Oct 6 06:07:36 MDT 2017


Dear Heather

I second Jim's remark and question. Standard names are intended for quantities
that could be compared from different data sources. Is this a quantity with a
generally accepted definition for various instruments?

Best wishes

Jonathan

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> Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2017 13:00:55 -0400
> From: Jim Biard <jbiard at cicsnc.org>
> To: cf-metadata at cgd.ucar.edu
> Subject: Re: [CF-metadata] request for standard name
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> Hi.
> 
> There needs to be a full definition of the quantity that is more
> precise than the sentence below. Keep in mind that not every
> quantity needs a standard name. I have one question in particular.
> Is this a quantity that is comparable across different radars?
> 
> Grace and peace,
> 
> Jim
> 
> 
> On 10/5/17 12:21 PM, Heather Brown - NOAA Affiliate wrote:
> >Folks,
> >
> >Are there any opinion and/or thoughts to adding this standard name?
> >
> >Thanks,
> >H
> >
> >Heather Brown
> >Meteorological Archive Specialist - ERT - Federal Government Contractor
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> >On Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 4:58 PM, Brian Nelson - NOAA Federal
> ><brian.nelson at noaa.gov <mailto:brian.nelson at noaa.gov>> wrote:
> >
> >    I would like to request a standard name for a variable that
> >    defines the quality of a ground based radar based on the combined
> >    measure of beam blockage and the effects of vertical profile of
> >    reflectivity.
> >
> >    There is no such standard name available nor does an existing one
> >    meet the requirements.
> >
> >    The name should be:  radar_quality_index
> >    Units : dimensionless (1)
> >
> >    Thanks
> >    Brian
> >
> >
> >
> >
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