platform_name

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Created: Oct. 3, 2018
Proposer: Alison Pamment
Proposed Date: 2018-10-03
Update description of 'platform'.
Change Date: Oct. 3, 2018, 4:37 p.m.
Term: platform_name
Unit:
Unit ref:
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. A variable with the standard name of platform_name contains strings which help to identify the platform from which an observation was made. For example, this may be a geographical place name such as "South Pole" or the name of a meteorological observing station.
Change Date: Oct. 3, 2018, 4:38 p.m.
Term: platform_name
Unit:
Unit ref:
AMIP:
GRIB:
A variable with the standard name of platform_name contains strings which help to identify the platform from which an observation was made. For example, this may be a geographical place name such as "South Pole" or the name of a meteorological observing station. 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.