[CF-metadata] new variable name request

Cathy Smith cathy.smith at noaa.gov
Tue Sep 10 11:04:31 MDT 2019


Thanks. I will use that variable.

I also calculated salinity of the ocean floor. Same question.

Cathy

On 9/9/19 3:44 PM, Andrew Barna wrote:
> Hi Cathy,
>
> There is the name `sea_water_potential_temperature_at_sea_floor` with the following definition:
> Potential temperature is the temperature a parcel of air or sea water would have if moved adiabatically to sea level pressure. The potential temperature at the sea floor is that adjacent to the ocean bottom, which would be the deepest grid cell in an ocean model.
>
>  From what I can tell, there is no “in situ” sea water temperature name at the sea floor. I’d suggest the following name for this parameter with canonical units K:
> `sea_water_temperature_at_sea_floor`
>
> Here is a possible definition basically modifying the above to remove the “potential” parts:
>
> Sea water temperature is the in situ temperature of the sea water. The temperature at the sea floor is that adjacent to the ocean bottom, which would be the deepest grid cell in an ocean model.
>
> There should probably also be a modification of the existing sea_water_temperature definition to include this new name if it is accepted:
>
> The sentence:
> "There are standard names for sea_surface_temperature, sea_surface_skin_temperature, sea_surface_subskin_temperature and sea_surface_foundation_temperature which can be used to describe data located at the specified surfaces.”
>
> Should be changed to:
>
> "There are standard names for sea_surface_temperature, sea_surface_skin_temperature, sea_surface_subskin_temperature,  sea_surface_foundation_temperature, and sea_water_temperature_at_sea_floor which can be used to describe data located at the specified surfaces.”
>
> -Barna
>
>> On 2019-09-09, at 11:23, Cathy Smith <cathy.smith at noaa.gov> wrote:
>>
>> All
>>
>> I have a new variable request; bottom temperature. It is the temperature of the ocean floor (or the last level of a multi level ocean dataset). I searched and was unable to find it or a variable with "bottom" or synomyn as a level. I welcome being pointed out where I missed it.
>>
>> It is an important variable for fish and aquatic populations near coasts (or very shallow oceans).
>>
>> http://glossary.ametsoc.org/wiki/Bottom_temperature
>>
>> https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2019.00030/full
>>
>> Let me know if this request should go elsewhere.
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Cathy Smith
>>
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