Created: Jan. 21, 2016

Proposer: Alexander Hartel/Mike Eichhorn

Proposed Date: 2016-01-21

Change Date: Jan. 21, 2016, 5:54 p.m.

Term: **eastward_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. eastward_sea_water_acceleration means acceleration in eastward direction, thus (d/dt) of the seawater velocity component v, as derived by ocean data models, keeping all other coordinates (x,y,z) constant.