John Graybeal wrote:
That seems useful for models but not so much for observations (which
typically don't conform to, say, atmospheric surfaces). More to the point,
for me at least, the conflation of location with variable name -- I have to
name this varable one thing if I measure it here, but then I move my
instrument and my variable is now called something else -- is not a viable
general-purpose mechanism for observing systems.
Jonathan was talking about an optional "standard name", not variable names.
At 5:39 PM +0100 9/18/07, Jonathan Gregory wrote:
Ok, we can recommend but not require. Do you think "surface" is
reasonable to assume when z is missing?
No, just because Z is missing you can't assume that it's at the surface.
It could be something like "tropopause" and just that there is no
additional data to set that reference.
In CF, data on particular surfaces that aren't defined by particular coord
variables has this intended in the standard name e.g. "X_at_tropopause"
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