Gerard, > I am currently involved in the EU-funded METAFOR project, which has tasked > by the WGCM to collect model and experiment/simulation metadata from > each of the CMIP5 participants. Currently, we are in the final stages of > developing an online tool to collect such metadata. This 'questionnaire' > is heavily constrained by different sets of controlled vocabularies, > which will eventually allow for more efficient information discovery > and comparison. > > We do not, at the moment, have a CV for 'units'. CV? > We are considering > using the set of units outlined in your UDUNITS2 structure. However, > the most practical way that we see of doing this is to compile 2 lists, > the first being the prefixes, and the second being a compilation of the > other 4 xml files you provide, and then exposing these as two side-by-side > drop-down lists on the questionnaire webpage. I realise that not all > the prefixes sensibly match up to all the units in the four files but > this is something we can live with for now. > > My question to you is is this a sensible thing to do, Seems reasonable to me. Because you're a scientific organization, however, I would think that you wouldn't need some of the units (e.g., "arpentlin"). > or are you aware > of other maintained lists of units (climate-science related) that may > suit our needs better? Sorry, but no. > Any thoughts would be appreciated. Personally, I'd restrict the input units to be ISO-compliant (meters, kilograms, etc.) but allow the user to input a scale factor. Probably wouldn't work, though, as different users would choose slightly different scale factors. Good luck. > Regards, > Gerry Devine Regards, Steve Emmerson Ticket Details =================== Ticket ID: HTW-289309 Department: Support UDUNITS Priority: Normal Status: Closed
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