Re: [cf-pointobsconvention] Draft 2

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Sorry, my terminological mistake in this community (where I come from, what CF calls a 'standard name' is just another type of variable name, but with a specialized purpose).
I think I get it (and I think my comment still applies).


At 10:59 AM -0600 9/18/07, John Caron wrote:
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.

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