northward_sea_water_acceleration

new
Created: Jan. 21, 2016
Proposer: Alexander Hartel/Mike Eichhorn
Proposed Date: 2016-01-21
Change Date: Jan. 21, 2016, 5:52 p.m.
Term: northward_sea_water_acceleration
Unit: m s-2
Unit ref: MPS2
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 acceleration 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. northward_sea_water_acceleration means acceleration in northward direction, thus (d/dt) of the seawater velocity component u, as derived by ocean data models, keeping all other coordinates (x,y,z) constant.