[CF-metadata] request for standard name

Heather Brown - NOAA Affiliate heather.brown at noaa.gov
Tue Oct 10 08:58:42 MDT 2017


I defer to Brian Nelson to answer the variable intent and creation.
I do know this is for creating and improving a Climate Data Record dataset.


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On Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 9:39 AM, Nan Galbraith <ngalbraith at whoi.edu> wrote:

>
> Maybe instead of ' radar_quality_index' NCEI could use a more general
> approach; an ancillary variable of radar_qc, and then a standard attribute
> that describes how the  QC variable is calculated.
>
> As far as I know there's no way, currently,  to provide such a description
> in
> a way that would be clear to data users, but this approach would avoid a
> proliferation of quality_index standard names.
>
> I don't know about different radar systems, but a very similar concept
> could be
> applied to ADCP data, perhaps by combining echo amplitude and percent good
> to get a more 'complete' QC variable. We don't routinely do that, but it
> might be
> useful, if we had a standard way to document the meaning of the resulting
> QC
> value and the way it was calculated.
>
> Cheers - Nan
>
>
> On 10/5/17 1:00 PM, Jim Biard wrote:
>
>>
>> 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
>>>
>>>
>>> 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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