toa_outgoing_photon_radiance_per_unit_wavelength

under discussion
Created: Nov. 26, 2014
Proposer: Maarten Sneep
Proposed Date: 2014-11-12
Change Date: Nov. 26, 2014, noon
Term: toa_outgoing_photon_radiance_per_unit_wavelength
Unit: mol m-2 m-1 s-1 sr-1
Unit ref:
AMIP:
GRIB:
"toa" means top of atmosphere. "Photon radiance" is the photon flux in a particular direction, per unit of solid angle. The direction is specified as "outgoing", i.e. radiation from below. A photon flux is specified in terms of numbers of photons expressed in moles. The "per unit wavelength" indicates a spectrally resolved quantity. A coordinate variable for radiation wavelength should be given the standard name radiation_wavelength.