sea_ice_temperature

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Created: Feb. 5, 2024
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: 2024-01-10
#270
Change Date: Feb. 5, 2024, 3:43 p.m.
Term: sea_ice_temperature
Unit: K
Unit ref: UPKA
AMIP:
GRIB:
Sea ice temperature is the bulk temperature of the sea ice, not the surface (skin) temperature. "Sea ice" means all ice floating in the sea which has formed from freezing sea water, rather than by other processes such as calving of land ice to form icebergs.
Change Date: Feb. 5, 2024, 3:46 p.m.
Term: sea_ice_temperature
Unit: K
Unit ref: UPKA
AMIP:
GRIB:
Sea ice temperature is the bulk temperature of the sea ice, not the surface (skin) temperature. "Sea ice" means all ice floating in the sea which has formed from freezing sea water, rather than by other processes such as calving of land ice to form icebergs. It is strongly recommended to include a units_metadata attribute.
Change Date: Feb. 9, 2024, 3:10 p.m.
Term: sea_ice_temperature
Unit: K
Unit ref: UPKA
AMIP:
GRIB:
Sea ice temperature is the bulk temperature of the sea ice, not the surface (skin) temperature. "Sea ice" means all ice floating in the sea which has formed from freezing sea water, rather than by other processes such as calving of land ice to form icebergs. In order to convert the units correctly, it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference. Therefore this standard strongly recommends that any variable whose units involve a temperature unit should also have a units_metadata attribute to make the distinction. It is strongly recommended to include the attribute units_metadata.
Change Date: Feb. 23, 2024, 3:56 p.m.
Term: sea_ice_temperature
Unit: K
Unit ref: UPKA
AMIP:
GRIB:
Sea ice temperature is the bulk temperature of the sea ice, not the surface (skin) temperature. "Sea ice" means all ice floating in the sea which has formed from freezing sea water, rather than by other processes such as calving of land ice to form icebergs. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have a units_metadata attribute, with one of the values "on-scale" or "difference", whichever is appropriate for the data, because it is essential to know whether the temperature is on-scale (meaning relative to the origin of the scale indicated by the units) or refers to temperature differences (implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrevelant), in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).