platform_course

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Created: Oct. 3, 2018
Proposer: Jim Biard
Proposed Date: 2018-09-12
Change Date: Oct. 3, 2018, 4:29 p.m.
Term: platform_course
Unit: degree
Unit ref: UAAA
AMIP:
GRIB:
Standard names for "platform" describe the motion and orientation of the vehicle from which observations are made. Platforms include, but are not limited to, satellites, aeroplanes, ships, instruments and buoys. The platform course is the direction in which the platform is travelling (not necessarily the same as the direction in which it is pointing, called platform_orientation).
Change Date: Oct. 3, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
Term: platform_course
Unit: degree
Unit ref: UAAA
AMIP:
GRIB:
Change Date: Oct. 3, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
Term: platform_course
Unit: degree
Unit ref: UAAA
AMIP:
GRIB:
Course is the clockwise angle with respect to North of the nominal forward motion direction of the platform (not necessarily the same as the direction in which it is pointing, called "platform_orientation"). A "platform" is a structure or vehicle that serves as a base for mounting sensors. Platforms include, but are not limited to, satellites, aeroplanes, ships, buoys, instruments, ground stations, and masts.