18.8 Future Directions for CF
The CF conventions grows as new needs arise, proposals are put
forward, disucussions take place, and the proposals get accepted or rejected.
Future directions for additions to CF will include
- Model ensembles
- Structured grids (staggered, nested, triangular, mosaic)
- Unstructured Grids
- References to external data and standards for multifile datasets
- Discovery information
- Use of the netCDF-4 data model and format
To participate in CF discussions, see the CF Metadata Trac
site or join the cf-metadata mailing list.