difference_between_sea_surface_temperature_and_air_temperature

under discussion
Created: Jan. 5, 2021
Proposer: Andy Saulter
Proposed Date: 2020-12-21
Change Date: Jan. 5, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Term: temperature_difference_between_sea_water_and_air
Unit: K
Unit ref: UPKA
AMIP:
GRIB:
Sea water temperature is the in situ temperature of the sea water. Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature.
Change Date: Jan. 5, 2021, 3:17 p.m.
Term: difference_between_sea_surface_temperature_and_air_temperature
Unit: K
Unit ref: UPKA
AMIP:
GRIB:
Sea water temperature is the in situ temperature of the sea water. Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature.
Change Date: Feb. 4, 2021, 4:26 p.m.
Term: difference_between_sea_surface_temperature_and_air_temperature
Unit: K
Unit ref: UPKA
AMIP:
GRIB:
Sea surface temperature is usually abbreviated as "SST". It is the temperature of sea water near the surface (including the part under sea-ice, if any), not the skin or interface temperature, whose standard names are sea_surface_skin_temperature and surface_temperature, respectively. For the temperature of sea water at a particular depth or layer, a data variable of "sea_water_temperature" with a vertical coordinate axis should be used. Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature.