Hi Stuart, > Inquiry: In using UDUnits names for netCDF file "units" I have not found a > clear explanation of multiples of base units such as meter or year. I believe > you can use, for example, "km," "mm," or "Myr" (or Myear") for millions of > years (right?) but I have yet to find a document explaining this, for netCDF > newbies. Are "kilometer" "milligal" and "megayear" preferred? I strongly recommend that you use the long-name form for prefixes and unit-names. For example, use "megayear" rather that "Ma" or "Myear". The reason for this is twofold: 1) a person can more easily interpret an ncdump(1) of the file; and 2) some symbols aren't what you might think (e.g., "C" is "Coulomb" and not "Celsius". In any case, the long-name versions are less ambiguous and error-prone. Regards, Steve Emmerson Ticket Details =================== Ticket ID: AQJ-619467 Department: Support UDUNITS Priority: Normal Status: Closed
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