eastward_derivative_of_eastward_sea_water_velocity

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Created: Jan. 21, 2016
Proposer: Alexander Hartel/Mike Eichhorn
Proposed Date: 2016-01-21
Change Date: Jan. 21, 2016, 5:48 p.m.
Term: eastward_derivative_of_eastward_sea_water_velocity
Unit: s-1
Unit ref: PRSC
AMIP:
GRIB:
"Eastward" indicates a vector component which is positive when directed eastward (negative westward). "Northward" indicates a vector component which is positive when directed northward (negative southward). Sea water velocity is defined as a two-dimensional vector, with no vertical component. "component_derivative_of_X" means derivative of X with respect to distance in the component direction, which may be northward, southward, eastward, westward, x or y. The last two indicate derivatives along the axes of the grid, in the case where they are not true longitude and latitude. eastward_derivative_of_eastward_sea_water_velocity means (d/dy) of the seawater velocity component v, as derived by ocean data models, keeping all other coordinates (x,z,t) constant.