platform_speed_wrt_ground

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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, 4:40 p.m.
Term: platform_speed_wrt_ground
Unit: m s-1
Unit ref: UVAA
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 abbreviation "wrt" means with respect to. Speed is the magnitude of velocity. The platform speed with respect to ground is relative to the solid Earth beneath it, i.e. the sea floor for a ship. It is often called the "ground speed" of the platform.
Change Date: Oct. 3, 2018, 4:41 p.m.
Term: platform_speed_wrt_ground
Unit: m s-1
Unit ref: UVAA
AMIP:
GRIB:
Speed is the magnitude of velocity. The abbreviation "wrt" means with respect to. The platform speed with respect to ground is relative to the solid Earth beneath it, i.e. the sea floor for a ship. It is often called the "ground speed" of the platform. 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.