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bedrock_depth_below_ground_level

under discussion
Proposer: Grigory Nikulin
Proposed Date: April 3, 2023
Comments: #303
CF mailing list link: Depth to Bedrock ?
Units: m (ULAA)
New Term
The bedrock_depth_below_ground_level is the vertical distance between the ground and the bedrock.

acoustic_proportion_occupied_in_sea_water

under discussion
Proposer: John Horne, Mark Yamane, Rob Cermak
Proposed Date: March 18, 2024
Comments: #298
Units: 1 (UUUU)
New Term
Acoustic proportion occupied is occupied volume divided by the volume sampled. Occupied volume is the integral of the ratio of acoustic_volume_backscattering_strength_in_sea_water above -90 dB to the reference value, 1 m2 m-2. For further details see Urmy et. al (2012) doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsr205.

acoustic_index_of_aggregation_in_sea_water

under discussion
Proposer: John Horne, Mark Yamane, Rob Cermak
Proposed Date: March 18, 2024
Comments: #298
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
Acoustic index of aggregation is the depth integral of squared volume backscattering coefficient divided by the squared area backscattering coefficient. Volume backscattering coefficient is the linear form of acoustic_volume_backscattering_strength_in_sea_water. Area backscattering coefficient is the integral of the volume backscattering coefficient over a defined distance. The parameter is computed to provide a value that represents the patchiness of biomass in the water column in the field of fisheries acoustics - the value is high when small areas are much denser than the rest of the distribution. The parameter is also the reciprocal of acoustic_equivalent_area_in_sea_water. For further details see Urmy et. al (2012) doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsr205 and Woillez et. al (2007) doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsm025.

acoustic_inertia_in_sea_water

under discussion
Proposer: John Horne, Mark Yamane, Rob Cermak
Proposed Date: March 18, 2024
Comments: #298
Units: m-2 (PMSQ)
New Term
Acoustic inertia is the sum of squared distances from the acoustic_centre_of_mass weighted by the volume backscattering coefficient at each distance and normalized by the total area backscattering coefficient. Volume backscattering coefficient is the linear form of acoustic_volume_backscattering_strength_in_sea_water. Area backscattering coefficient is the integral of the volume backscattering coefficient over a defined distance. For further details see Urmy et. al (2012) doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsr205 and Bez and Rivoirard (2001) doi:10.1016/S0165-7836(00)00241-1.

acoustic_equivalent_area_in_sea_water

under discussion
Proposer: John Horne, Mark Yamane, Rob Cermak
Proposed Date: March 18, 2024
Comments: #298
Units: m (ULAA)
New Term
Acoustic equivalent area is the squared area backscattering coefficient divided by the depth integral of squared volume backscattering coefficient. Area backscattering coefficient is the integral of the volume backscattering coefficient over a defined distance. Volume backscattering coefficient is the linear form of acoustic_volume_backscattering_strength_in_sea_water. The parameter is computed to provide a value that represents the area that would be occupied if all data cells contained the mean density and is the reciprocal of acoustic_index_of_aggregation_in_sea_water. For further details see Urmy et. al (2012) doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsr205 and Woillez et. al (2007) doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsm025.

acoustic_centre_of_mass_in_sea_water

under discussion
Proposer: John Horne, Mark Yamane, Rob Cermak
Proposed Date: March 18, 2024
Comments: #298
Units: m (ULAA)
New Term
Acoustic centre of mass is the average of all sampled depths weighted by their volume backscattering coefficient. Volume backscattering coefficient is the linear form of acoustic_volume_backscattering_strength_in_sea_water. For further details see Urmy et. al (2012) doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsr205.

spectral_width_of_radio_wave_in_air_scattered_by_air

under discussion
Proposer: Ingemar Häggström
Proposed Date: Oct. 1, 2021
Comments: #133
Units: Hz (UTHZ)
Updated term description
Frequency width of the radio wave, that was transmitted by an instrument and propagates in the air where it's scattered by the air due to which its properties change, and it is received by an instrument. The "instrument" (examples are radar and lidar) is the device used to make the observation. The "scatterers" are what causes the transmitted signal to be returned to the instrument (examples are aerosols, hydrometeors and refractive index irregularities in the air). A standard name referring to frequency spectra width of the signal received at the instrument.

radio_signal_roundtrip_travel_time_in_air

accepted
Proposer: Ingemar Häggström
Proposed Date: Oct. 1, 2021
Comments: #133
Units: s (UTBB)
Updated term description
Time it takes for a radio wave, that was transmitted by an instrument to propagate through the air to the volume of air where it is scattered and return back to an instrument. The "instrument" (examples are radar and lidar) is the device used to make the observation. The "scatterers" are what causes the transmitted signal to be returned to the instrument (examples are aerosols, hydrometeors and refractive index irregularities in the air). A standard name referring to time taken for a radio signal to propagate from the emitting instrument to a scattering volume and back to an instrument.

received_power_of_radio_wave_in_air_scattered_by_air

accepted
Proposer: Ingemar Häggström
Proposed Date: Oct. 1, 2021
Comments: #133
Units: W (WATT)
Updated term description
Power of a radio wave, that was transmitted by an instrument and propagates in the air where it's scattered by the air due to which its properties change, and it is received again by an instrument. The "instrument" (examples are radar and lidar) is the device used to make the observation. The "scatterers" are what causes the transmitted signal to be returned to the instrument (examples are aerosols, hydrometeors and refractive index irregularities in the air). A standard name referring to the received power of the signal at the instrument.

toa_outgoing_shortwave_flux_assuming_clear_sky_and_reference_mole_fraction_of_ozone_in_air

under discussion
Proposer: Fiona O'Connor
Proposed Date: March 19, 2024
Comments: #299
Units: W/m2 (UFAA)
New Term
The abbreviation "toa" means top of atmosphere. The term "shortwave" means shortwave radiation. The TOA outgoing shortwave flux is the reflected and scattered solar radiative flux i.e. the "upwelling" TOA shortwave flux, sometimes called the "outgoing shortwave radiation" or "OSR". In accordance with common usage in geophysical disciplines, "flux" implies per unit area, called "flux density" in physics. A phrase "assuming_condition" indicates that the named quantity is the value which would obtain if all aspects of the system were unaltered except for the assumption of the circumstances specified by the condition. "Clear sky" means in the absence of clouds. This 3D ozone field acts as a reference ozone field in a diagnostic call to the model's radiation scheme. It is expressed in terms of mole fraction of ozone in air. It may be observation-based or model-derived. It may be from any time period. By using the same ozone reference in the diagnostic radiation call in two model simulations and calculating differences between the radiative flux diagnostics from the prognostic call to the radiation scheme and the diagnostic call to the radiation scheme with the ozone reference, an instantaneous radiative forcing for ozone can be calculated.

downwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air_assuming_clear_sky_and_reference_mole_fraction_of_ozone_in_air

under discussion
Proposer: Fiona O'Connor
Proposed Date: March 19, 2024
Comments: #299
Units: W/m2 (UFAA)
New Term
Downwelling radiation is radiation from above. It does not mean "net downward". The sign convention is that "upwelling" is positive upwards and "downwelling" is positive downwards. The term "shortwave" means shortwave radiation. When thought of as being incident on a surface, a radiative flux is sometimes called "irradiance". In addition, it is identical with the quantity measured by a cosine-collector light-meter and sometimes called "vector irradiance". In accordance with common usage in geophysical disciplines, "flux" implies per unit area, called "flux density" in physics. A phrase "assuming_condition" indicates that the named quantity is the value which would obtain if all aspects of the system were unaltered except for the assumption of the circumstances specified by the condition. This 3D ozone field acts as a reference ozone field in a diagnostic call to the model's radiation scheme. It is expressed in terms of mole fraction of ozone in air. It may be observation-based or model-derived. It may be from any time period. By using the same ozone reference in the diagnostic radiation call in two model simulations and calculating differences between the radiative flux diagnostics from the prognostic call to the radiation scheme and the diagnostic call to the radiation scheme with the ozone reference, an instantaneous radiative forcing for ozone can be calculated.

downwelling_longwave_flux_in_air_assuming_clear_sky_and_reference_mole_fraction_of_ozone_in_air

under discussion
Proposer: Fiona O'Connor
Proposed Date: March 19, 2024
Comments: #299
Units: W/m2 (UFAA)
New Term
Downwelling radiation is radiation from above. It does not mean "net downward". The sign convention is that "upwelling" is positive upwards and "downwelling" is positive downwards. The term "longwave" means longwave radiation. When thought of as being incident on a surface, a radiative flux is sometimes called "irradiance". In addition, it is identical with the quantity measured by a cosine-collector light-meter and sometimes called "vector irradiance". In accordance with common usage in geophysical disciplines, "flux" implies per unit area, called "flux density" in physics. A phrase assuming_condition indicates that the named quantity is the value which would obtain if all aspects of the system were unaltered except for the assumption of the circumstances specified by the condition. This 3D ozone field acts as a reference ozone field in a diagnostic call to the model's radiation scheme. It is expressed in terms of mole fraction of ozone in air. It may be observation-based or model-derived. It may be from any time period. By using the same ozone reference in the diagnostic radiation call in two model simulations and calculating differences between the radiative flux diagnostics from the prognostic call to the radiation scheme and the diagnostic call to the radiation scheme with the ozone reference, an instantaneous radiative forcing for ozone can be calculated.

downwelling_longwave_flux_in_air_assuming_clear_sky_and_reference_mole_fraction_of_ozone_in_air

under discussion
Proposer: Fiona O'Connor
Proposed Date: March 19, 2024
Comments: #299
Units: W/m2 (UFAA)
New Term
Downwelling radiation is radiation from above. It does not mean "net downward". The sign convention is that "upwelling" is positive upwards and "downwelling" is positive downwards. The term "longwave" means longwave radiation. When thought of as being incident on a surface, a radiative flux is sometimes called "irradiance". In addition, it is identical with the quantity measured by a cosine-collector light-meter and sometimes called "vector irradiance". In accordance with common usage in geophysical disciplines, "flux" implies per unit area, called "flux density" in physics. A phrase assuming_condition indicates that the named quantity is the value which would obtain if all aspects of the system were unaltered except for the assumption of the circumstances specified by the condition. "Clear sky" means in the absence of clouds. This 3D ozone field acts as a reference ozone field in a diagnostic call to the model's radiation scheme. It is expressed in terms of mole fraction of ozone in air. It may be observation-based or model-derived. It may be from any time period. By using the same ozone reference in the diagnostic radiation call in two model simulations and calculating differences between the radiative flux diagnostics from the prognostic call to the radiation scheme and the diagnostic call to the radiation scheme with the ozone reference, an instantaneous radiative forcing for ozone can be calculated.

surface_upwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air_assuming_clear_sky_and_reference_mole_fraction_of_ozone_in_air

under discussion
Proposer: Fiona O'Connor
Proposed Date: March 19, 2024
Comments: #299
Units: W/m2 (UFAA)
New Term
The surface called "surface" means the lower boundary of the atmosphere. Upwelling radiation is radiation from below. It does not mean "net upward". The sign convention is that "upwelling" is positive upwards and "downwelling" is positive downwards. The term "shortwave" means shortwave radiation. When thought of as being incident on a surface, a radiative flux is sometimes called "irradiance". In addition, it is identical with the quantity measured by a cosine-collector light-meter and sometimes called "vector irradiance". In accordance with common usage in geophysical disciplines, "flux" implies per unit area, called "flux density" in physics. A phrase "assuming_condition" indicates that the named quantity is the value which would obtain if all aspects of the system were unaltered except for the assumption of the circumstances specified by the condition. "Clear sky" means in the absence of clouds. This 3D ozone field acts as a reference ozone field in a diagnostic call to the model's radiation scheme. It is expressed in terms of mole fraction of ozone in air. It may be observation-based or model-derived. It may be from any time period. By using the same ozone reference in the diagnostic radiation call in two model simulations and calculating differences between the radiative flux diagnostics from the prognostic call to the radiation scheme and the diagnostic call to the radiation scheme with the ozone reference, an instantaneous radiative forcing for ozone can be calculated.

reference_mole_fraction_of_ozone_in_air

under discussion
Proposer: Fiona O'Connor
Proposed Date: March 19, 2024
Comments: #299
Units: mol/mol (MPMX)
New Term
This ozone field acts as a reference ozone field in a diagnostic call to the model's radiation scheme. Mole fraction is used in the construction mole_fraction_of_X_in_Y, where X is a material constituent of Y.

upwelling_longwave_flux_in_air_assuming_clear_sky_and_reference_mole_fraction_of_ozone_in_air

under discussion
Proposer: Fiona O'Connor
Proposed Date: March 19, 2024
Comments: #299
Units: W/m2 (UFAA)
New Term
The term "longwave" means longwave radiation. Upwelling radiation is radiation from below. It does not mean "net upward". The sign convention is that "upwelling" is positive upwards and "downwelling" is positive downwards. When thought of as being incident on a surface, a radiative flux is sometimes called "irradiance". In addition, it is identical with the quantity measured by a cosine-collector light-meter and sometimes called "vector irradiance". In accordance with common usage in geophysical disciplines, "flux" implies per unit area, called "flux density" in physics. A phrase assuming_condition indicates that the named quantity is the value which would obtain if all aspects of the system were unaltered except for the assumption of the circumstances specified by the condition. This 3D ozone field acts as a reference ozone field in a diagnostic call to the model's radiation scheme. It is expressed in terms of mole fraction of ozone in air. It may be observation-based or model-derived. It may be from any time period. By using the same ozone reference in the diagnostic radiation call in two model simulations and calculating differences between the radiative flux diagnostics from the prognostic call to the radiation scheme and the diagnostic call to the radiation scheme with the ozone reference, an instantaneous radiative forcing for ozone can be calculated.

surface_downwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air_assuming_clear_sky_and_reference_mole_fraction_of_ozone_in_air

under discussion
Proposer: Fiona O'Connor
Proposed Date: March 19, 2024
Comments: #299
Units: W/m2 (UFAA)
New Term
The surface called "surface" means the lower boundary of the atmosphere. Downwelling radiation is radiation from above. It does not mean "net downward". The sign convention is that "upwelling" is positive upwards and "downwelling" is positive downwards. The term "longwave" means longwave radiation. When thought of as being incident on a surface, a radiative flux is sometimes called "irradiance". In addition, it is identical with the quantity measured by a cosine-collector light-meter and sometimes called "vector irradiance". In accordance with common usage in geophysical disciplines, "flux" implies per unit area, called "flux density" in physics. A phrase assuming_condition indicates that the named quantity is the value which would obtain if all aspects of the system were unaltered except for the assumption of the circumstances specified by the condition. This 3D ozone field acts as a reference ozone field in a diagnostic call to the model's radiation scheme. It is expressed in terms of mole fraction of ozone in air. It may be observation-based or model-derived. It may be from any time period. By using the same ozone reference in the diagnostic radiation call in two model simulations and calculating differences between the radiative flux diagnostics from the prognostic call to the radiation scheme and the diagnostic call to the radiation scheme with the ozone reference, an instantaneous radiative forcing for ozone can be calculated.

surface_downwelling_longwave_flux_in_air_assuming_clear_sky_and_reference_mole_fraction_of_ozone_in_air

under discussion
Proposer: Fiona O'Connor
Proposed Date: March 19, 2024
Comments: #299
Units: W/m2 (UFAA)
New Term
The surface called "surface" means the lower boundary of the atmosphere. Upwelling radiation is radiation from below. It does not mean "net upward". The sign convention is that "upwelling" is positive upwards and "downwelling" is positive downwards. The term "longwave" means longwave radiation. When thought of as being incident on a surface, a radiative flux is sometimes called "irradiance". In addition, it is identical with the quantity measured by a cosine-collector light-meter and sometimes called "vector irradiance". In accordance with common usage in geophysical disciplines, "flux" implies per unit area, called "flux density" in physics. A phrase assuming_condition indicates that the named quantity is the value which would obtain if all aspects of the system were unaltered except for the assumption of the circumstances specified by the condition. "Clear sky" means in the absence of clouds. This 3D ozone field acts as a reference ozone field in a diagnostic call to the model's radiation scheme. It is expressed in terms of mole fraction of ozone in air. It may be observation-based or model-derived. It may be from any time period. By using the same ozone reference in the diagnostic radiation call in two model simulations and calculating differences between the radiative flux diagnostics from the prognostic call to the radiation scheme and the diagnostic call to the radiation scheme with the ozone reference, an instantaneous radiative forcing for ozone can be calculated.

surface_downwelling_longwave_flux_in_air_assuming_clear_sky_and_reference_mole_fraction_of_ozone_in_air

under discussion
Proposer: Fiona O'Connor
Proposed Date: March 19, 2024
Comments: #299
Units: W/m2 (UFAA)
New Term
The surface called "surface" means the lower boundary of the atmosphere. Downwelling radiation is radiation from above. It does not mean "net downward". The sign convention is that "upwelling" is positive upwards and "downwelling" is positive downwards. The term "longwave" means longwave radiation. When thought of as being incident on a surface, a radiative flux is sometimes called "irradiance". In addition, it is identical with the quantity measured by a cosine-collector light-meter and sometimes called "vector irradiance". In accordance with common usage in geophysical disciplines, "flux" implies per unit area, called "flux density" in physics. A phrase assuming_condition indicates that the named quantity is the value which would obtain if all aspects of the system were unaltered except for the assumption of the circumstances specified by the condition. This 3D ozone field acts as a reference ozone field in a diagnostic call to the model's radiation scheme. It is expressed in terms of mole fraction of ozone in air. It may be observation-based or model-derived. It may be from any time period. By using the same ozone reference in the diagnostic radiation call in two model simulations and calculating differences between the radiative flux diagnostics from the prognostic call to the radiation scheme and the diagnostic call to the radiation scheme with the ozone reference, an instantaneous radiative forcing for ozone can be calculated.

upwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air_assuming_clear_sky_and_reference_mole_fraction_of_ozone_in_air

under discussion
Proposer: Fiona O'Connor
Proposed Date: March 19, 2024
Comments: #299
Units: W/m2 (UFAA)
New Term
Upwelling radiation is radiation from below. It does not mean "net upward". The sign convention is that "upwelling" is positive upwards and "downwelling" is positive downwards. The term "shortwave" means shortwave radiation. When thought of as being incident on a surface, a radiative flux is sometimes called "irradiance". In addition, it is identical with the quantity measured by a cosine-collector light-meter and sometimes called "vector irradiance". In accordance with common usage in geophysical disciplines, "flux" implies per unit area, called "flux density" in physics. A phrase "assuming_condition" indicates that the named quantity is the value which would obtain if all aspects of the system were unaltered except for the assumption of the circumstances specified by the condition. This 3D ozone field acts as a reference ozone field in a diagnostic call to the model's radiation scheme. It is expressed in terms of mole fraction of ozone in air. It may be observation-based or model-derived. It may be from any time period. By using the same ozone reference in the diagnostic radiation call in two model simulations and calculating differences between the radiative flux diagnostics from the prognostic call to the radiation scheme and the diagnostic call to the radiation scheme with the ozone reference, an instantaneous radiative forcing for ozone can be calculated.

surface_upwelling_longwave_flux_in_air_assuming_clear_sky_and_reference_mole_fraction_of_ozone_in_air

under discussion
Proposer: Fiona O'Connor
Proposed Date: March 19, 2024
Comments: #299
Units: W/m2 (UFAA)
New Term
The surface called "surface" means the lower boundary of the atmosphere. Upwelling radiation is radiation from below. It does not mean "net upward". The sign convention is that "upwelling" is positive upwards and "downwelling" is positive downwards. The term "longwave" means longwave radiation. When thought of as being incident on a surface, a radiative flux is sometimes called "irradiance". In addition, it is identical with the quantity measured by a cosine-collector light-meter and sometimes called "vector irradiance". In accordance with common usage in geophysical disciplines, "flux" implies per unit area, called "flux density" in physics. A phrase assuming_condition indicates that the named quantity is the value which would obtain if all aspects of the system were unaltered except for the assumption of the circumstances specified by the condition. This 3D ozone field acts as a reference ozone field in a diagnostic call to the model's radiation scheme. It is expressed in terms of mole fraction of ozone in air. It may be observation-based or model-derived. It may be from any time period. By using the same ozone reference in the diagnostic radiation call in two model simulations and calculating differences between the radiative flux diagnostics from the prognostic call to the radiation scheme and the diagnostic call to the radiation scheme with the ozone reference, an instantaneous radiative forcing for ozone can be calculated.

toa_outgoing_shortwave_flux_assuming_clear_sky_and_reference_mole_fraction_of_ozone_in_air

under discussion
Proposer: Fiona O'Connor
Proposed Date: March 19, 2024
Comments: #299
Units: W/m2 (UFAA)
New Term
The abbreviation "toa" means top of atmosphere. The term "shortwave" means shortwave radiation. The TOA outgoing shortwave flux is the reflected and scattered solar radiative flux i.e. the "upwelling" TOA shortwave flux, sometimes called the "outgoing shortwave radiation" or "OSR". In accordance with common usage in geophysical disciplines, "flux" implies per unit area, called "flux density" in physics. A phrase "assuming_condition" indicates that the named quantity is the value which would obtain if all aspects of the system were unaltered except for the assumption of the circumstances specified by the condition. This 3D ozone field acts as a reference ozone field in a diagnostic call to the model's radiation scheme. It is expressed in terms of mole fraction of ozone in air. It may be observation-based or model-derived. It may be from any time period. By using the same ozone reference in the diagnostic radiation call in two model simulations and calculating differences between the radiative flux diagnostics from the prognostic call to the radiation scheme and the diagnostic call to the radiation scheme with the ozone reference, an instantaneous radiative forcing for ozone can be calculated.

surface_downwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air_assuming_clear_sky_and_reference_mole_fraction_of_ozone_in_air

under discussion
Proposer: Fiona O'Connor
Proposed Date: March 19, 2024
Comments:
Units: W/m2 (UFAA)
New Term
The surface called "surface" means the lower boundary of the atmosphere. Downwelling radiation is radiation from above. It does not mean "net downward". The sign convention is that "upwelling" is positive upwards and "downwelling" is positive downwards. The term "longwave" means longwave radiation. When thought of as being incident on a surface, a radiative flux is sometimes called "irradiance". In addition, it is identical with the quantity measured by a cosine-collector light-meter and sometimes called "vector irradiance". In accordance with common usage in geophysical disciplines, "flux" implies per unit area, called "flux density" in physics. A phrase assuming_condition indicates that the named quantity is the value which would obtain if all aspects of the system were unaltered except for the assumption of the circumstances specified by the condition. "Clear sky" means in the absence of clouds. This 3D ozone field acts as a reference ozone field in a diagnostic call to the model's radiation scheme. It is expressed in terms of mole fraction of ozone in air. It may be observation-based or model-derived. It may be from any time period. By using the same ozone reference in the diagnostic radiation call in two model simulations and calculating differences between the radiative flux diagnostics from the prognostic call to the radiation scheme and the diagnostic call to the radiation scheme with the ozone reference, an instantaneous radiative forcing for ozone can be calculated.

upwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air_assuming_clear_sky_and_reference_mole_fraction_of_ozone_in_air

under discussion
Proposer: Fiona O'Connor
Proposed Date: March 19, 2024
Comments: #299
Units: W/m2 (UFAA)
New Term
Upwelling radiation is radiation from below. It does not mean "net upward". The sign convention is that "upwelling" is positive upwards and "downwelling" is positive downwards. The term "shortwave" means shortwave radiation. When thought of as being incident on a surface, a radiative flux is sometimes called "irradiance". In addition, it is identical with the quantity measured by a cosine-collector light-meter and sometimes called "vector irradiance". In accordance with common usage in geophysical disciplines, "flux" implies per unit area, called "flux density" in physics. A phrase "assuming_condition" indicates that the named quantity is the value which would obtain if all aspects of the system were unaltered except for the assumption of the circumstances specified by the condition. "Clear sky" means in the absence of clouds. This 3D ozone field acts as a reference ozone field in a diagnostic call to the model's radiation scheme. It is expressed in terms of mole fraction of ozone in air. It may be observation-based or model-derived. It may be from any time period. By using the same ozone reference in the diagnostic radiation call in two model simulations and calculating differences between the radiative flux diagnostics from the prognostic call to the radiation scheme and the diagnostic call to the radiation scheme with the ozone reference, an instantaneous radiative forcing for ozone can be calculated.

toa_outgoing_longwave_flux_assuming_clear_sky_and_reference_mole_fraction_of_ozone_in_air

under discussion
Proposer: Fiona O'Connor
Proposed Date: March 19, 2024
Comments: #299
Units: W/m2 (UFAA)
New Term
A phrase assuming_condition indicates that the named quantity is the value which would obtain if all aspects of the system were unaltered except for the assumption of the circumstances specified by the condition. "longwave" means longwave radiation. "toa" means top of atmosphere. The TOA outgoing longwave flux is the upwelling thermal radiative flux, often called the "outgoing longwave radiation" or "OLR". In accordance with common usage in geophysical disciplines, "flux" implies per unit area, called "flux density" in physics. "Clear sky" means in the absence of clouds. This 3D ozone field acts as a reference ozone field in a diagnostic call to the model's radiation scheme. It is expressed in terms of mole fraction of ozone in air. It may be observation-based or model-derived. It may be from any time period. By using the same ozone reference in the diagnostic radiation call in two model simulations and calculating differences between the radiative flux diagnostics from the prognostic call to the radiation scheme and the diagnostic call to the radiation scheme with the ozone reference, an instantaneous radiative forcing for ozone can be calculated.

downwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air_assuming_clear_sky_and_reference_mole_fraction_of_ozone_in_air

under discussion
Proposer: Fiona O'Connor
Proposed Date: March 19, 2024
Comments: #299
Units: W/m2 (UFAA)
New Term
Downwelling radiation is radiation from above. It does not mean "net downward". The sign convention is that "upwelling" is positive upwards and "downwelling" is positive downwards. The term "shortwave" means shortwave radiation. When thought of as being incident on a surface, a radiative flux is sometimes called "irradiance". In addition, it is identical with the quantity measured by a cosine-collector light-meter and sometimes called "vector irradiance". In accordance with common usage in geophysical disciplines, "flux" implies per unit area, called "flux density" in physics. A phrase "assuming_condition" indicates that the named quantity is the value which would obtain if all aspects of the system were unaltered except for the assumption of the circumstances specified by the condition. "Clear sky" means in the absence of clouds. This 3D ozone field acts as a reference ozone field in a diagnostic call to the model's radiation scheme. It is expressed in terms of mole fraction of ozone in air. It may be observation-based or model-derived. It may be from any time period. By using the same ozone reference in the diagnostic radiation call in two model simulations and calculating differences between the radiative flux diagnostics from the prognostic call to the radiation scheme and the diagnostic call to the radiation scheme with the ozone reference, an instantaneous radiative forcing for ozone can be calculated.

toa_outgoing_longwave_flux_assuming_clear_sky_and_reference_mole_fraction_of_ozone_in_air

under discussion
Proposer: Fiona O'Connor
Proposed Date: March 19, 2024
Comments: #299
Units: W/m2 (UFAA)
New Term
A phrase assuming_condition indicates that the named quantity is the value which would obtain if all aspects of the system were unaltered except for the assumption of the circumstances specified by the condition. "longwave" means longwave radiation. "toa" means top of atmosphere. The TOA outgoing longwave flux is the upwelling thermal radiative flux, often called the "outgoing longwave radiation" or "OLR". In accordance with common usage in geophysical disciplines, "flux" implies per unit area, called "flux density" in physics. This 3D ozone field acts as a reference ozone field in a diagnostic call to the model's radiation scheme. It is expressed in terms of mole fraction of ozone in air. It may be observation-based or model-derived. It may be from any time period. By using the same ozone reference in the diagnostic radiation call in two model simulations and calculating differences between the radiative flux diagnostics from the prognostic call to the radiation scheme and the diagnostic call to the radiation scheme with the ozone reference, an instantaneous radiative forcing for ozone can be calculated.

surface_upwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air_assuming_clear_sky_and_reference_mole_fraction_of_ozone_in_air

under discussion
Proposer: Fiona O'Connor
Proposed Date: March 19, 2024
Comments: #299
Units: W/m2 (UFAA)
New Term
The surface called "surface" means the lower boundary of the atmosphere. Upwelling radiation is radiation from below. It does not mean "net upward". The sign convention is that "upwelling" is positive upwards and "downwelling" is positive downwards. The term "shortwave" means shortwave radiation. When thought of as being incident on a surface, a radiative flux is sometimes called "irradiance". In addition, it is identical with the quantity measured by a cosine-collector light-meter and sometimes called "vector irradiance". In accordance with common usage in geophysical disciplines, "flux" implies per unit area, called "flux density" in physics. A phrase "assuming_condition" indicates that the named quantity is the value which would obtain if all aspects of the system were unaltered except for the assumption of the circumstances specified by the condition. This 3D ozone field acts as a reference ozone field in a diagnostic call to the model's radiation scheme. It is expressed in terms of mole fraction of ozone in air. It may be observation-based or model-derived. It may be from any time period. By using the same ozone reference in the diagnostic radiation call in two model simulations and calculating differences between the radiative flux diagnostics from the prognostic call to the radiation scheme and the diagnostic call to the radiation scheme with the ozone reference, an instantaneous radiative forcing for ozone can be calculated.

upwelling_longwave_flux_in_air_assuming_clear_sky_and_reference_mole_fraction_of_ozone_in_air

under discussion
Proposer: Fiona O'Connor
Proposed Date: March 19, 2024
Comments: #299
Units: W/m2 (UFAA)
New Term
The term "longwave" means longwave radiation. Upwelling radiation is radiation from below. It does not mean "net upward". The sign convention is that "upwelling" is positive upwards and "downwelling" is positive downwards. When thought of as being incident on a surface, a radiative flux is sometimes called "irradiance". In addition, it is identical with the quantity measured by a cosine-collector light-meter and sometimes called "vector irradiance". In accordance with common usage in geophysical disciplines, "flux" implies per unit area, called "flux density" in physics. A phrase assuming_condition indicates that the named quantity is the value which would obtain if all aspects of the system were unaltered except for the assumption of the circumstances specified by the condition. "Clear sky" means in the absence of clouds. This 3D ozone field acts as a reference ozone field in a diagnostic call to the model's radiation scheme. It is expressed in terms of mole fraction of ozone in air. It may be observation-based or model-derived. It may be from any time period. By using the same ozone reference in the diagnostic radiation call in two model simulations and calculating differences between the radiative flux diagnostics from the prognostic call to the radiation scheme and the diagnostic call to the radiation scheme with the ozone reference, an instantaneous radiative forcing for ozone can be calculated.

sea_surface_height_amplitude_due_to_invert_barometer

under discussion
Proposer: Aurore Biardeau
Proposed Date: March 7, 2024
Comments: 286
Sea surface height is a time-varying quantity. The specification of a physical process by the phrase due_to_process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Invert barometer" means variations in air pressure that give rise to corresponding variations in sea surface topography.

sea_surface_wave_energy_flux

accepted
Proposer: Marie Peniguel
Proposed Date: Feb. 27, 2024
Comments: 274
Units: W m-1 (WAPM)
New Term
Wave energy flux, or wave power, is the average rate of transfer of wave energy through a vertical plane of unit width perpendicular to the direction of wave propagation. It should be understood as omnidirectional, or as the sum of all wave power components regardless of direction. In deep water conditions, the wave energy flux can be obtained with the water density, the wave significant height and the energy period.

sea_surface_height_amplitude_due_to_load_tide

under discussion
Proposer: Aurore Biardeau
Proposed Date: March 7, 2024
Comments: 288
Units: m (ULAA)
New Term
Sea surface height is a time-varying quantity. The specification of a physical process by the phrase due_to_process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. Tides are a significant contributor to the observed sea surface height. The load tidal component of sea surface height describes the variability of the sea surface due to the deformation of the Earth because of the weight of the water masses displaced by ocean tides.

sea_surface_height_amplitude_due_to_ocean_tide

under discussion
Proposer: Aurore Biardeau
Proposed Date: March 7, 2024
Comments: 287
Units: m (ULAA)
New Term
Sea surface height is a time-varying quantity. The specification of a physical process by the phrase due_to_process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. Tides are a significant contributor to the observed sea surface height. The tidal component of sea surface height describes the predicted variability of the sea surface due to astronomic forcing (chiefly lunar and solar cycles) and shallow water resonance of tidal components; for example as generated based on harmonic analysis, or resulting from the application of harmonic tidal series as boundary conditions to a numerical tidal model.

non_tidal_non_ib_elevation_of_sea_surface_height

under discussion
Proposer: Aurore Biardeau
Proposed Date: March 7, 2024
Comments: 285
Sea surface height is a time-varying quantity. The phrase "non_tidal_non_ib_elevation" describes the contribution to sea surface height variability made by processes other than astronomic forcing of the ocean and shallow water resonance of tidal components, or variations in air pressure.

aragonite_saturation_state_in_sea_water

under discussion
Proposer: Aurore Biardeau
Proposed Date: March 5, 2024
Comments: 284

upward_heat_flux_at_base_of_grounded_ice_sheet

under discussion
Proposer: Martin Jukes
Proposed Date: Sept. 30, 2019
Comments:
Units: W m-2 (UFAA)
Term change from Term: upward_geothermal_heat_flux_at_ground_level_in_land_ice
"Land ice" means glaciers, ice-caps and ice-sheets resting on bedrock and also includes ice-shelves. "ground_level" means the land surface (including beneath snow, ice and surface water, if any). In accordance with common usage in geophysical disciplines, "flux" implies per unit area, called "flux density" in physics. "Upward" indicates a vector component which is positive when directed upward (negative downward). The quantity with standard name upward_heat_flux_at_base_of_grounded_ice_sheet is the upward heat flux at the interface between the ice and bedrock. It does not include any heat flux from the ocean into an ice shelf.

change_over_time_in_sea_water_conservative_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
"change_over_time_in_X" means change in a quantity X over a time-interval, which should be defined by the bounds of the time coordinate. Conservative Temperature is defined as part of the Thermodynamic Equation of Seawater 2010 (TEOS-10) which was adopted in 2010 by the International Oceanographic Commission (IOC). Conservative Temperature is specific potential enthalpy (which has the standard name sea_water_specific_potential_enthalpy) divided by a fixed value of the specific heat capacity of sea water, namely cp_0 = 3991.86795711963 J kg-1 K-1. Conservative Temperature is a more accurate measure of the "heat content" of sea water, by a factor of one hundred, than is potential temperature. Because of this, it can be regarded as being proportional to the heat content of sea water per unit mass. Reference: www.teos-10.org; McDougall, 2003 doi: 10.1175/1520-0485(2003)033<0945:PEACOV>2.0.CO;2. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

lwe_frozen_precipitation_rate

under discussion
Proposer: Yuling Wu
Proposed Date: Aug. 6, 2020
Comments:
CF mailing list link: Standard name: AMSR products
Units: m s-1 (UVAA)
New Term
"Frozen Precipitation" in the earth's atmosphere means precipitation of water in frozen phase only. The abbreviation "lwe" means liquid water equivalent.

vegetation_roughtness_length

under discussion
Proposer: Yuling Wu
Proposed Date: Aug. 6, 2020
Comments:
CF mailing list link: Standard name: AMSR products
Units: m (ULAA)
New Term
"Vegetation roughness" in fluid dynamics means the surface roughness caused by vegetation in impeding the flow.

ratio_of_sea_water_potential_temperature_anomaly_to_relaxation_timescale

under discussion
Proposer:
Proposed Date: None
Comments:
CF mailing list link:
Units: K s-1 (KPRS)
Updated term description
The quantity with standard name ratio_of_sea_water_potential_temperature_anomaly_to_relaxation_timescale is a correction term applied to modelled sea water potential temperature. The term is estimated as the deviation of model local sea water potential temperature from an observation-based climatology (e.g. World Ocean Database) weighted by a user-specified relaxation coefficient in s-1 (1/(relaxation timescale)). Potential temperature is the temperature a parcel of air or sea water would have if moved adiabatically to sea level pressure. The phrase "ratio_of_X_to_Y" means X/Y. The term "anomaly" means difference from climatology. It is strongly recommended to include a units_metadata attribute.

sea_water_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
Sea water temperature is the in situ temperature of the sea water. To specify the depth at which the temperature applies use a vertical coordinate variable or scalar coordinate variable. There are standard names for sea_surface_temperature, sea_surface_skin_temperature, sea_surface_subskin_temperature and sea_surface_foundation_temperature which can be used to describe data located at the specified surfaces. For observed data, depending on the period during which the observation was made, the measured in situ temperature was recorded against standard "scales". These historical scales include the International Practical Temperature Scale of 1948 (IPTS-48; 1948-1967), the International Practical Temperature Scale of 1968 (IPTS-68, Barber, 1969; 1968-1989) and the International Temperature Scale of 1990 (ITS-90, Saunders 1990; 1990 onwards). Conversion of data between these scales follows t68 = t48 - (4.4 x 10e-6) * t48(100 - t - 48); t90 = 0.99976 * t68. Observations made prior to 1948 (IPTS-48) have not been documented and therefore a conversion cannot be certain. Differences between t90 and t68 can be up to 0.01 at temperatures of 40 C and above; differences of 0.002-0.007 occur across the standard range of ocean temperatures (-10 - 30 C). The International Equation of State of Seawater 1980 (EOS-80, UNESCO, 1981) and the Practical Salinity Scale (PSS-78) were both based on IPTS-68, while the Thermodynamic Equation of Seawater 2010 (TEOS-10) is based on ITS-90. References: Barber, 1969, doi: 10.1088/0026-1394/5/2/001; UNESCO, 1981; Saunders, 1990, WOCE Newsletter, 10, September 1990. 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).

sea_water_temperature_at_sea_floor

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
Sea water temperature is the in situ temperature of the sea water. The temperature at the sea floor is that adjacent to the ocean bottom, which would be the deepest grid cell in an ocean model and within the benthic boundary layer for measurements. 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).

tendency_of_sea_water_temperature_due_to_advection

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K s-1 (KPRS)
Updated term description
"tendency_of_X" means derivative of X with respect to time. The specification of a physical process by the phrase due_to_process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. Sea water temperature is the in situ temperature of the sea water. For observed data, depending on the period during which the observation was made, the measured in situ temperature was recorded against standard "scales". These historical scales include the International Practical Temperature Scale of 1948 (IPTS-48; 1948-1967), the International Practical Temperature Scale of 1968 (IPTS-68, Barber, 1969; 1968-1989) and the International Temperature Scale of 1990 (ITS-90, Saunders 1990; 1990 onwards). Conversion of data between these scales follows t68 = t48 - (4.4 x 10e-6) * t48(100 - t - 48); t90 = 0.99976 * t68. Observations made prior to 1948 (IPTS-48) have not been documented and therefore a conversion cannot be certain. Differences between t90 and t68 can be up to 0.01 at temperatures of 40 C and above; differences of 0.002-0.007 occur across the standard range of ocean temperatures (-10 - 30 C). The International Equation of State of Seawater 1980 (EOS-80, UNESCO, 1981) and the Practical Salinity Scale (PSS-78) were both based on IPTS-68, while the Thermodynamic Equation of Seawater 2010 (TEOS-10) is based on ITS-90. References: Barber, 1969, doi: 10.1088/0026-1394/5/2/001; UNESCO, 1981; Saunders, 1990, WOCE Newsletter, 10, September 1990. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

stagnation_temperature_in_air

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
In thermodynamics and fluid mechanics, stagnation temperature is the temperature at a stagnation point in a fluid flow. At a stagnation point the speed of the fluid is zero and all of the kinetic energy has been converted to internal energy and is added to the local static enthalpy. In both compressible and incompressible fluid flow, the stagnation temperature is equal to the total temperature at all points on the streamline leading to the stagnation point. In aviation, stagnation temperature is known as total air temperature and is measured by a temperature probe mounted on the surface of the aircraft. The probe is designed to bring the air to rest relative to the aircraft. As the air is brought to rest, kinetic energy is converted to internal energy. The air is compressed and experiences an adiabatic increase in temperature. Therefore, total air temperature is higher than the static (or ambient) air temperature. Total air temperature is an essential input to an air data computer in order to enable computation of static air temperature and hence true airspeed. 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).

product_of_northward_wind_and_air_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K m s-1 (KMTS)
Updated term description
"product_of_X_and_Y" means X*Y. Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature. "Northward" indicates a vector component which is positive when directed northward (negative southward). Wind is defined as a two-dimensional (horizontal) air velocity vector, with no vertical component. (Vertical motion in the atmosphere has the standard name upward_air_velocity.) 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).

product_of_upward_air_velocity_and_air_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K m s-1 (KMTS)
Updated term description
"product_of_X_and_Y" means X*Y. Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature. A velocity is a vector quantity. "Upward" indicates a vector component which is positive when directed upward (negative downward). Upward air velocity is the vertical component of the 3D air velocity vector. 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).

air_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature. 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).

integral_wrt_depth_of_product_of_conservative_temperature_and_sea_water_density

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: kg degree_C m-2 (DKM2)
Updated term description
The phrase "integral_wrt_X_of_Y" means int Y dX. To specify the limits of the integral the data variable should have an axis for X and associated coordinate bounds. If no axis for X is associated with the data variable, or no coordinate bounds are specified, it is assumed that the integral is calculated over the entire vertical extent of the medium, e.g, if the medium is air the integral is assumed to be calculated over the full depth of the atmosphere. The phrase "wrt" means "with respect to". Depth is the vertical distance below the surface. The phrase "product_of_X_and_Y" means X*Y. Conservative Temperature is defined as part of the Thermodynamic Equation of Seawater 2010 (TEOS-10) which was adopted in 2010 by the International Oceanographic Commission (IOC). Conservative Temperature is specific potential enthalpy (which has the standard name sea_water_specific_potential_enthalpy) divided by a fixed value of the specific heat capacity of sea water, namely cp_0 = 3991.86795711963 J kg-1 K-1. Conservative Temperature is a more accurate measure of the "heat content" of sea water, by a factor of one hundred, than is potential temperature. Because of this, it can be regarded as being proportional to the heat content of sea water per unit mass. Reference: www.teos-10.org; McDougall, 2003 doi: 10.1175/1520-0485(2003)033<0945:PEACOV>2.0.CO;2. Sea water density is the in-situ density (not the potential density). For Boussinesq models, density is the constant Boussinesq reference density, a quantity which has the standard name reference_sea_water_density_for_boussinesq_approximation. 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).

integral_wrt_depth_of_product_of_potential_temperature_and_sea_water_density

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: kg degree_C m-2 (DKM2)
Updated term description
The phrase "integral_wrt_X_of_Y" means int Y dX. To specify the limits of the integral the data variable should have an axis for X and associated coordinate bounds. If no axis for X is associated with the data variable, or no coordinate bounds are specified, it is assumed that the integral is calculated over the entire vertical extent of the medium, e.g, if the medium is air the integral is assumed to be calculated over the full depth of the atmosphere. The phrase "wrt" means "with respect to". The phrase "product_of_X_and_Y" means X*Y. Depth is the vertical distance below the surface. Potential temperature is the temperature a parcel of air or sea water would have if moved adiabatically to sea level pressure. Sea water density is the in-situ density (not the potential density). For Boussinesq models, density is the constant Boussinesq reference density, a quantity which has the standard name reference_sea_water_density_for_boussinesq_approximation. 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).

integral_wrt_depth_of_sea_water_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K m (KMTX)
Updated term description
The phrase "integral_wrt_X_of_Y" means int Y dX. To specify the limits of the integral the data variable should have an axis for X and associated coordinate bounds. If no axis for X is associated with the data variable, or no coordinate bounds are specified, it is assumed that the integral is calculated over the entire vertical extent of the medium, e.g, if the medium is air the integral is assumed to be calculated over the full depth of the atmosphere. "wrt" means with respect to. Depth is the vertical distance below the surface. Sea water temperature is the in situ temperature of the sea water. For observed data, depending on the period during which the observation was made, the measured in situ temperature was recorded against standard "scales". These historical scales include the International Practical Temperature Scale of 1948 (IPTS-48; 1948-1967), the International Practical Temperature Scale of 1968 (IPTS-68, Barber, 1969; 1968-1989) and the International Temperature Scale of 1990 (ITS-90, Saunders 1990; 1990 onwards). Conversion of data between these scales follows t68 = t48 - (4.4 x 10e-6) * t48(100 - t - 48); t90 = 0.99976 * t68. Observations made prior to 1948 (IPTS-48) have not been documented and therefore a conversion cannot be certain. Differences between t90 and t68 can be up to 0.01 at temperatures of 40 C and above; differences of 0.002-0.007 occur across the standard range of ocean temperatures (-10 - 30 C). The International Equation of State of Seawater 1980 (EOS-80, UNESCO, 1981) and the Practical Salinity Scale (PSS-78) were both based on IPTS-68, while the Thermodynamic Equation of Seawater 2010 (TEOS-10) is based on ITS-90. References: Barber, 1969, doi: 10.1088/0026-1394/5/2/001; UNESCO, 1981; Saunders, 1990, WOCE Newsletter, 10, September 1990. 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).

air_temperature_at_cloud_top

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
cloud_top refers to the top of the highest cloud. Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature. 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).

integral_wrt_time_of_air_temperature_deficit

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K s (KSXX)
Updated term description
The phrase "integral_wrt_X_of_Y" means int Y dX. The data variable should have an axis for X specifying the limits of the integral as bounds. "wrt" means with respect to. Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature. The air temperature deficit is the air temperature threshold minus the air temperature, where only positive values are included in the integral. Its integral with respect to time is often called after its units of "degree-days". The air_temperature variable, which is the data variable of the integral should have a scalar coordinate variable or a size-one coordinate variable with the standard name of air_temperature_threshold, to indicate the threshold. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

air_temperature_at_effective_cloud_top_defined_by_infrared_radiation

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
The "effective cloud top defined by infrared radiation" is (approximately) the geometric height above the surface that is one optical depth at infrared wavelengths (in the region of 11 micrometers) below the cloud top that would be detected by visible and lidar techniques. Reference: Minnis, P. et al 2011 CERES Edition-2 Cloud Property Retrievals Using TRMM VIRS and Terra and Aqua MODIS Data x2014; Part I: Algorithms IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 49(11), 4374-4400. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2011.2144601. 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).

integral_wrt_time_of_air_temperature_excess

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K s (KSXX)
Updated term description
The phrase "integral_wrt_X_of_Y" means int Y dX. The data variable should have an axis for X specifying the limits of the integral as bounds. "wrt" means with respect to. Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature. The air temperature excess is the air temperature minus the air temperature threshold, where only positive values are included in the integral. Its integral with respect to time is often called after its units of "degree-days". The air_temperature variable, which is the data variable of the integral should have a scalar coordinate variable or a size-one coordinate variable with the standard name of air_temperature_threshold, to indicate the threshold. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

air_temperature_threshold

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature. Air temperature excess and deficit are calculated relative to the air temperature threshold. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: on-scale", meaning that the temperature is relative to the origin of the scale indicated by the units, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

atmosphere_stability_showalter_index

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
The atmosphere_stability_showalter_index is an index used to determine convective and thunderstorm potential and is often referred to as simply the showalter index. The index is defined as the temperature difference between a parcel of air lifted from 850 to 500 hPa (wet adiabatically) and the ambient air temperature at 500 hPa. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

sea_water_added_conservative_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: degree_C (UPAA)
Updated term description
The quantity with standard name sea_water_added_conservative_temperature is a passive tracer in an ocean model whose surface flux does not come from the atmosphere but is imposed externally upon the simulated climate system. The surface flux is expressed as a heat flux and converted to a passive tracer increment as if it were a heat flux being added to conservative temperature. The passive tracer is transported within the ocean as if it were conservative temperature. The passive tracer is zero in the control climate of the model. The passive tracer records added heat, as described for the CMIP6 FAFMIP experiment (doi:10.5194/gmd-9-3993-2016), following earlier ideas. Conservative Temperature is defined as part of the Thermodynamic Equation of Seawater 2010 (TEOS-10) which was adopted in 2010 by the International Oceanographic Commission (IOC). Conservative Temperature is specific potential enthalpy (which has the standard name sea_water_specific_potential_enthalpy) divided by a fixed value of the specific heat capacity of sea water, namely cp_0 = 3991.86795711963 J kg-1 K-1. Conservative Temperature is a more accurate measure of the "heat content" of sea water, by a factor of one hundred, than is potential temperature. Because of this, it can be regarded as being proportional to the heat content of sea water per unit mass. Reference: www.teos-10.org; McDougall, 2003 doi: 10.1175/1520-0485(2003)033<0945:PEACOV>2.0.CO;2. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

sea_water_added_potential_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: degree_C (UPAA)
Updated term description
The quantity with standard name sea_water_added_potential_temperature is a passive tracer in an ocean model whose surface flux does not come from the atmosphere but is imposed externally upon the simulated climate system. The surface flux is expressed as a heat flux and converted to a passive tracer increment as if it were a heat flux being added to potential temperature. The passive tracer is transported within the ocean as if it were potential temperature. The passive tracer is zero in the control climate of the model. The passive tracer records added heat, as described for the CMIP6 FAFMIP experiment (doi:10.5194/gmd-9-3993-2016), following earlier ideas. Potential temperature is the temperature a parcel of air or sea water would have if moved adiabatically to sea level pressure. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

sea_water_redistributed_conservative_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: degree_C (UPAA)
Updated term description
The quantity with standard name sea_water_redistributed_conservative_temperature is a passive tracer in an ocean model which is subject to an externally imposed perturbative surface heat flux. The passive tracer is initialised to the conservative temperature in the control climate before the perturbation is imposed. Its surface flux is the heat flux from the atmosphere, not including the imposed perturbation, and is converted to a passive tracer increment as if it were being added to conservative temperature. The passive tracer is transported within the ocean as if it were conservative temperature. The passive tracer records redistributed heat, as described for the CMIP6 FAFMIP experiment (doi:10.5194/gmd-9-3993-2016), following earlier ideas. Conservative Temperature is defined as part of the Thermodynamic Equation of Seawater 2010 (TEOS-10) which was adopted in 2010 by the International Oceanographic Commission (IOC). Conservative Temperature is specific potential enthalpy (which has the standard name sea_water_specific_potential_enthalpy) divided by a fixed value of the specific heat capacity of sea water, namely cp_0 = 3991.86795711963 J kg-1 K-1. Conservative Temperature is a more accurate measure of the "heat content" of sea water, by a factor of one hundred, than is potential temperature. Because of this, it can be regarded as being proportional to the heat content of sea water per unit mass. Reference: www.teos-10.org; McDougall, 2003 doi: 10.1175/1520-0485(2003)033<0945:PEACOV>2.0.CO;2. 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).

sea_water_redistributed_potential_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: degree_C (UPAA)
Updated term description
The quantity with standard name sea_water_redistributed_potential_temperature is a passive tracer in an ocean model which is subject to an externally imposed perturbative surface heat flux. The passive tracer is initialised to the potential temperature in the control climate before the perturbation is imposed. Its surface flux is the heat flux from the atmosphere, not including the imposed perturbation, and is converted to a passive tracer increment as if it were being added to potential temperature. The passive tracer is transported within the ocean as if it were potential temperature. The passive tracer records redistributed heat, as described for the CMIP6 FAFMIP experiment (doi:10.5194/gmd-9-3993-2016), following earlier ideas. Potential temperature is the temperature a parcel of air or sea water would have if moved adiabatically to sea level pressure. 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).

universal_thermal_comfort_index

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: degree_C (UPAA)
Updated term description
Universal Thermal Comfort Index (UTCI) is an equivalent temperature of the actual thermal condition. Reference: utci.org. It is the air temperature of a reference condition causing the same dynamic physiological response in a human body considering its energy budget, physiology and clothing adaptation. 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).

canopy_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
"Canopy temperature" is the bulk temperature of the canopy, not the surface (skin) temperature. "Canopy" means the vegetative covering over a surface. The canopy is often considered to be the outer surfaces of the vegetation. Plant height and the distribution, orientation and shape of plant leaves within a canopy influence the atmospheric environment and many plant processes within the canopy. Reference: AMS Glossary http://glossary.ametsoc.org/wiki/Canopy. 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).

change_over_time_in_sea_water_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
"change_over_time_in_X" means change in a quantity X over a time-interval, which should be defined by the bounds of the time coordinate.Sea water temperature is the in situ temperature of the sea water. To specify the depth at which the temperature applies use a vertical coordinate variable or scalar coordinate variable. There are standard names for sea_surface_temperature, sea_surface_skin_temperature, sea_surface_subskin_temperature and sea_surface_foundation_temperature which can be used to describe data located at the specified surfaces. For observed data, depending on the period during which the observation was made, the measured in situ temperature was recorded against standard "scales". These historical scales include the International Practical Temperature Scale of 1948 (IPTS-48; 1948-1967), the International Practical Temperature Scale of 1968 (IPTS-68, Barber, 1969; 1968-1989) and the International Temperature Scale of 1990 (ITS-90, Saunders 1990; 1990 onwards). Conversion of data between these scales follows t68 = t48 - (4.4 x 10e-6) * t48(100 - t - 48); t90 = 0.99976 * t68. Observations made prior to 1948 (IPTS-48) have not been documented and therefore a conversion cannot be certain. Differences between t90 and t68 can be up to 0.01 at temperatures of 40 C and above; differences of 0.002-0.007 occur across the standard range of ocean temperatures (-10 - 30 C). The International Equation of State of Seawater 1980 (EOS-80, UNESCO, 1981) and the Practical Salinity Scale (PSS-78) were both based on IPTS-68, while the Thermodynamic Equation of Seawater 2010 (TEOS-10) is based on ITS-90. References: Barber, 1969, doi: 10.1088/0026-1394/5/2/001; UNESCO, 1981; Saunders, 1990, WOCE Newsletter, 10, September 1990. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

dew_point_depression

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
Dew point depression is also called dew point deficit. It is the amount by which the air temperature exceeds its dew point temperature. Dew point temperature is the temperature at which a parcel of air reaches saturation upon being cooled at constant pressure and specific humidity. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

dew_point_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
Dew point temperature is the temperature at which a parcel of air reaches saturation upon being cooled at constant pressure and specific humidity. 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).

difference_between_sea_surface_temperature_and_air_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
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. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

dynamic_tropopause_potential_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
The dynamical tropopause used in interpreting the dynamics of the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere. There are various definitions of dynamical tropopause in the scientific literature. 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).

tendency_of_air_temperature_due_to_convection

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K s-1 (KPRS)
Updated term description
Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature. The specification of a physical process by the phrase due_to_process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "tendency_of_X" means derivative of X with respect to time. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

freezing_temperature_of_sea_water

under discussion
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
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).

heat_index_of_air_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature. The quantity with standard name heat_index_of_air_temperature is the perceived air temperature when relative humidity is taken into consideration (which makes it feel hotter than the actual air temperature). Heat index is only defined when the ambient air temperature is at or above 299.817 K. References: https://www.weather.gov/safety/heat-index; WMO codes registry entry http://codes.wmo.int/grib2/codeflag/4.2/_0-0-12. 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).

land_ice_basal_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
"Land ice" means glaciers, ice-caps and ice-sheets resting on bedrock and also includes ice-shelves. The standard name land_ice_basal_temperature means the temperature of the land ice at its lower boundary. 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).

land_ice_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
"Land ice" means glaciers, ice-caps and ice-sheets resting on bedrock and also includes ice-shelves. 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).

tendency_of_air_temperature_due_to_longwave_heating

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K s-1 (KPRS)
Updated term description
The specification of a physical process by the phrase due_to_process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "tendency_of_X" means derivative of X with respect to time. "longwave" means longwave radiation. Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

sea_ice_basal_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
"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. The standard name sea_ice_basal_temperature means the temperature of the sea ice at its lower boundary. 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).

sea_ice_surface_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
The surface temperature is the (skin) temperature at the interface, not the bulk temperature of the medium above or below. "Sea ice surface temperature" is the temperature that exists at the interface of sea ice and an overlying medium which may be air or snow. In areas of snow covered sea ice, sea_ice_surface_temperature is not the same as the quantity with standard name surface_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).

sea_ice_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
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).

tendency_of_air_temperature_due_to_moist_convection

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K s-1 (KPRS)
Updated term description
The specification of a physical process by the phrase due_to_process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "tendency_of_X" means derivative of X with respect to time. Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

sea_surface_skin_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
The sea surface skin temperature is the temperature measured by an infrared radiometer typically operating at wavelengths in the range 3.7 - 12 micrometers. It represents the temperature within the conductive diffusion-dominated sub-layer at a depth of approximately 10 - 20 micrometers below the air-sea interface. Measurements of this quantity are subject to a large potential diurnal cycle including cool skin layer effects (especially at night under clear skies and low wind speed conditions) and warm layer effects in the daytime. 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).

sea_surface_subskin_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
The sea surface subskin temperature is the temperature at the base of the conductive laminar sub-layer of the ocean surface, that is, at a depth of approximately 1 - 1.5 millimeters below the air-sea interface. For practical purposes, this quantity can be well approximated to the measurement of surface temperature by a microwave radiometer operating in the 6 - 11 gigahertz frequency range, but the relationship is neither direct nor invariant to changing physical conditions or to the specific geometry of the microwave measurements. Measurements of this quantity are subject to a large potential diurnal cycle due to thermal stratification of the upper ocean layer in low wind speed high solar irradiance conditions. 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).

tendency_of_air_temperature_due_to_shortwave_heating_assuming_clear_sky

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K s-1 (KPRS)
Updated term description
The specification of a physical process by the phrase due_to_process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. A phrase assuming_condition indicates that the named quantity is the value which would obtain if all aspects of the system were unaltered except for the assumption of the circumstances specified by the condition. "tendency_of_X" means derivative of X with respect to time. "shortwave" means shortwave radiation. Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

tendency_of_air_temperature_due_to_shortwave_heating_from_volcanic_ambient_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K s-1 (KPRS)
Updated term description
The phrase "tendency_of_X" means derivative of X with respect to time. Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature. The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. The term "shortwave" means shortwave radiation. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Ambient aerosol particles" are aerosol particles that have taken up ambient water through hygroscopic growth. The extent of hygroscopic growth depends on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. To specify the relative humidity and temperature at which the quantity described by the standard name applies, provide scalar coordinate variables with standard names of "relative_humidity" and "air_temperature". Volcanic aerosols include both volcanic ash and secondary products such as sulphate aerosols formed from gaseous emissions of volcanic eruptions. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

tendency_of_air_temperature_due_to_stratiform_cloud_and_precipitation

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K s-1 (KPRS)
Updated term description
The phrase "tendency_of_X" means derivative of X with respect to time. Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature. The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. In an atmosphere model, stratiform cloud is that produced by large-scale convergence (not the convection schemes). "Precipitation" in the earth's atmosphere means precipitation of water in all phases. A variable with the standard name tendency_of_air_temperature_due_to_stratiform_cloud_and_precipitation should contain net latent heating effects of all processes which convert stratiform clouds and precipitation between water vapor, liquid or ice phases. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

tendency_of_air_temperature_due_to_stratiform_cloud_and_precipitation_and_boundary_layer_mixing

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K s-1 (KPRS)
Updated term description
The phrase "tendency_of_X" means derivative of X with respect to time. Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature. The specification of a physical process by the phrase due_to_process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. In an atmosphere model, stratiform cloud is that produced by large-scale convergence (not the convection schemes). "Precipitation" in the earth's atmosphere means precipitation of water in all phases. "Boundary layer mixing" means turbulent motions that transport heat, water, momentum and chemical constituents within the atmospheric boundary layer and affect exchanges between the surface and the atmosphere. The atmospheric boundary layer is typically characterised by a well-mixed sub-cloud layer of order 500 metres, and by a more extended conditionally unstable layer with boundary-layer clouds up to 2 km. (Reference: IPCC Third Assessment Report, Working Group 1: The Scientific Basis, 7.2.2.3, https://archive.ipcc.ch/ipccreports/tar/wg1/273.htm). It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

tendency_of_sea_water_temperature_due_to_horizontal_mixing

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K s-1 (KPRS)
Updated term description
"tendency_of_X" means derivative of X with respect to time. The specification of a physical process by the phrase due_to_process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Horizontal mixing" means any horizontal transport other than by advection and parameterized eddy advection, usually represented as horizontal diffusion in ocean models. Sea water temperature is the in situ temperature of the sea water. For observed data, depending on the period during which the observation was made, the measured in situ temperature was recorded against standard "scales". These historical scales include the International Practical Temperature Scale of 1948 (IPTS-48; 1948-1967), the International Practical Temperature Scale of 1968 (IPTS-68, Barber, 1969; 1968-1989) and the International Temperature Scale of 1990 (ITS-90, Saunders 1990; 1990 onwards). Conversion of data between these scales follows t68 = t48 - (4.4 x 10e-6) * t48(100 - t - 48); t90 = 0.99976 * t68. Observations made prior to 1948 (IPTS-48) have not been documented and therefore a conversion cannot be certain. Differences between t90 and t68 can be up to 0.01 at temperatures of 40 C and above; differences of 0.002-0.007 occur across the standard range of ocean temperatures (-10 - 30 C). The International Equation of State of Seawater 1980 (EOS-80, UNESCO, 1981) and the Practical Salinity Scale (PSS-78) were both based on IPTS-68, while the Thermodynamic Equation of Seawater 2010 (TEOS-10) is based on ITS-90. References: Barber, 1969, doi: 10.1088/0026-1394/5/2/001; UNESCO, 1981; Saunders, 1990, WOCE Newsletter, 10, September 1990. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

surface_brightness_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
The surface called "surface" means the lower boundary of the atmosphere.The brightness temperature of a body is the temperature of a black body which radiates the same power per unit solid angle per unit area. 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).

surface_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
The surface called "surface" means the lower boundary of the atmosphere. The surface temperature is the temperature at the interface, not the bulk temperature of the medium above or below. Unless indicated in the cell_methods attribute, a quantity is assumed to apply to the whole area of each horizontal grid box. Previously, the qualifier where_type was used to specify that the quantity applies only to the part of the grid box of the named type. Names containing the where_type qualifier are deprecated and newly created data should use the cell_methods attribute to indicate the horizontal area to which the quantity applies. 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 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).

temperature_at_base_of_ice_sheet_model

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
The quantity with standard name temperature_at_base_of_ice_sheet_model is the lower boundary temperature that is used to force ice sheet models. Beneath ice shelves it is the temperature at the ice-ocean interface. Beneath grounded ice, it is the temperature at the ice-bedrock interface. In all instances the temperature is that of the interface itself and not that of the medium above or below the interface. 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).

temperature_at_top_of_ice_sheet_model

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
The quantity with standard name temperature_at_top_of_ice_sheet_model is the upper boundary temperature that is used to force ice sheet models. It is the temperature at the interface between the ice sheet and the overlying medium which may be snow or the atmosphere. In all instances the temperature is that of the interface itself and not that of the medium above or below the interface. 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).

temperature_difference_between_ambient_air_and_air_lifted_adiabatically

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
This quantity is defined as the temperature difference between a parcel of air lifted adiabatically from a starting air pressure to a finishing air pressure in the troposphere and the ambient air temperature at the finishing air pressure in the troposphere. It is often called the lifted index (LI) and provides a measure of the instability of the atmosphere. The air parcel is "lifted" by moving the air parcel from the starting air pressure to the Lifting Condensation Level (dry adiabatically) and then from the Lifting Condensation Level to the finishing air pressure (wet adiabatically). Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air. Coordinate variables of original_air_pressure_of_lifted_parcel and final_air_pressure_of_lifted_parcel should be specified to indicate the specific air pressures at which the parcel lifting starts (starting air pressure) and the temperature difference is calculated at (finishing air pressure), respectively. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

temperature_difference_between_ambient_air_and_air_lifted_adiabatically_from_the_surface

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
This quantity is defined as the temperature difference between a parcel of air lifted adiabatically from the surface to a finishing air pressure in the troposphere and the ambient air temperature at the finishing air pressure in the troposphere. It is often called the lifted index (LI) and provides a measure of the instability of the atmosphere. The air parcel is "lifted" by moving the air parcel from the surface to the Lifting Condensation Level (dry adiabatically) and then from the Lifting Condensation Level to the finishing air pressure (wet adiabatically). Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature. The term "surface" means the lower boundary of the atmosphere. A coordinate variable of final_air_pressure_of_lifted_parcel should be specified to indicate the specific air pressure that the temperature difference is calculated at. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

temperature_in_surface_snow

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
"Temperature in surface snow" is the bulk temperature of the snow, not the surface (skin) temperature. Surface snow refers to the snow on the solid ground or on surface ice cover, but excludes, for example, falling snowflakes and snow on plants. 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).

toa_brightness_temperature_bias_at_standard_scene_due_to_intercalibration

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
toa_brightness_temperature_bias_at_standard_scene_due_to_intercalibration is the difference between top-of-atmosphere (TOA) brightness temperatureof the reference sensor and TOA brightness temperature of themonitored sensor. This TOA brightness temperature difference is a measure of the calibration difference between the monitored and reference sensors. The standard scene is a target area with typical Earth surface and atmospheric conditions that is accepted as a reference. Brightness temperature of a body is the temperature of a black body which radiates the same power per unit solid angle per unit area at a given wavenumber. TOA brightness temperature of the standard scene is calculated using a radiative transfer simulation for a given viewing geometry. The resultant top-of-atmosphere spectral radiance is then integrated with each sensor's spectral response function and converted to equivalent brightness temperature. The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

toa_brightness_temperature_of_standard_scene

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
"toa" means top of atmosphere. The brightness temperature of a body is the temperature of a black body which radiates the same power per unit solid angle per unit area at a given wavenumber. The standard scene is a target area with typical Earth surface and atmospheric conditions that is accepted as a reference. The toa radiance of the standard scene is calculated using a radiative transfer model for a given viewing geometry. The resultant toa spectral radiance is then integrated with a sensor's spectral response function and converted to equivalent brightness temperature. 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).

tropical_cyclone_eye_brightness_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
The quantity with standard name tropical_cyclone_eye_brightness_temperature is the warmest brightness temperature value in the eye region of a tropical cyclone (0 - 24 km from the storm center) derived using the Advanced Dvorak Technique, based on satellite observations. Reference: Olander, T. L., & Velden, C. S., The Advanced Dvorak Technique: Continued Development of an Objective Scheme to Estimate Tropical Cyclone Intensity Using Geostationary Infrared Satellite Imagery (2007). American Meteorological Society Weather and Forecasting, 22, 287-298. The brightness temperature of a body is the temperature of a black body which radiates the same power per unit solid angle per unit area. 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).

tropopause_air_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature. 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).

virtual_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
The virtual temperature of air is the temperature at which the dry air constituent of a parcel of moist air would have the same density as the moist air at the same pressure. 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).

wet_bulb_potential_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
Wet bulb potential temperature is the temperature a parcel of air would have if moved dry adiabatically until it reaches saturation and thereafter moist adiabatically to sea level pressure. 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).

air_temperature_lapse_rate

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K m-1 (DKPM)
Updated term description
Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature. A lapse rate is the negative derivative of a quantity with respect to increasing height above the surface, or the (positive) derivative with respect to increasing depth. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

covariance_over_longitude_of_northward_wind_and_air_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K m s-1 (KMTS)
Updated term description
Covariance refers to the sample covariance rather than the population covariance. The quantity with standard name covariance_over_longitude_of_northward_wind_and_air_temperature is the covariance of the deviations of meridional air velocity and air temperature about their respective zonal mean values. The data variable must be accompanied by a vertical coordinate variable or scalar coordinate variable and is calculated on an isosurface of that vertical coordinate. "Northward" indicates a vector component which is positive when directed northward (negative southward). Wind is defined as a two-dimensional (horizontal) air velocity vector, with no vertical component. (Vertical motion in the atmosphere has the standard name "upward_air_velocity"). Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

product_of_eastward_sea_water_velocity_and_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K m s-1 (KMTS)
Updated term description
"product_of_X_and_Y" means X*Y. A velocity is a vector quantity. "Eastward" indicates a vector component which is positive when directed eastward (negative westward). 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).

product_of_eastward_wind_and_air_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K m s-1 (KMTS)
Updated term description
"product_of_X_and_Y" means X*Y. Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature. "Eastward" indicates a vector component which is positive when directed eastward (negative westward). Wind is defined as a two-dimensional (horizontal) air velocity vector, with no vertical component. (Vertical motion in the atmosphere has the standard name upward_air_velocity.) 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).

product_of_northward_sea_water_velocity_and_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K m s-1 (KMTS)
Updated term description
"product_of_X_and_Y" means X*Y. A velocity is a vector quantity. "Northward" indicates a vector component which is positive when directed northward (negative southward). 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).

tendency_of_air_temperature_due_to_dry_convection

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K s-1 (KPRS)
Updated term description
The specification of a physical process by the phrase due_to_process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "tendency_of_X" means derivative of X with respect to time. Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

square_of_air_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K2 (KLSQ)
Updated term description
"square_of_X" means X*X. Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature. 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).

toa_brightness_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
The brightness temperature of a body is the temperature of a black body which radiates the same power per unit solid angle per unit area. "toa" means top of atmosphere. 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).

tendency_of_air_temperature_due_to_shortwave_heating

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K s-1 (KPRS)
Updated term description
The specification of a physical process by the phrase due_to_process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "tendency_of_X" means derivative of X with respect to time. "shortwave" means shortwave radiation. Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

tendency_of_air_temperature_due_to_longwave_heating_from_volcanic_ambient_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K s-1 (KPRS)
Updated term description
The phrase "tendency_of_X" means derivative of X with respect to time. Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature. The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. The term "longwave" means longwave radiation. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Ambient_aerosol" means that the aerosol is measured or modelled at the ambient state of pressure, temperature and relative humidity that exists in its immediate environment. "Ambient aerosol particles" are aerosol particles that have taken up ambient water through hygroscopic growth. The extent of hygroscopic growth depends on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. To specify the relative humidity and temperature at which the quantity described by the standard name applies, provide scalar coordinate variables with standard names of "relative_humidity" and "air_temperature". Volcanic aerosols include both volcanic ash and secondary products such as sulphate aerosols formed from gaseous emissions of volcanic eruptions. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

tendency_of_air_temperature_due_to_longwave_heating_assuming_clear_sky

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K s-1 (KPRS)
Updated term description
The specification of a physical process by the phrase due_to_process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. A phrase assuming_condition indicates that the named quantity is the value which would obtain if all aspects of the system were unaltered except for the assumption of the circumstances specified by the condition. "tendency_of_X" means derivative of X with respect to time. "longwave" means longwave radiation. Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

tendency_of_air_temperature_due_to_model_physics

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K s-1 (KPRS)
Updated term description
Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature. The specification of a physical process by the phrase due_to_process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "tendency_of_X" means derivative of X with respect to time. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

temperature_in_ground

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
The temperature at any given depth (or in a layer) below the surface of the ground, excluding surficial snow and ice (but not permafrost or soil). For temperatures in surface lying snow and ice, the more specific standard names temperature_in_surface_snow and land_ice_temperature should be used. For temperatures measured or modelled specifically for the soil layer (the near-surface layer where plants sink their roots) the standard name soil_temperature should be used. 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).

tendency_of_air_temperature_due_to_radiative_heating

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K s-1 (KPRS)
Updated term description
The specification of a physical process by the phrase due_to_process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "tendency_of_X" means derivative of X with respect to time. Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

tendency_of_air_temperature_due_to_diffusion

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K s-1 (KPRS)
Updated term description
The specification of a physical process by the phrase due_to_process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "tendency_of_X" means derivative of X with respect to time. Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

brightness_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
The brightness temperature of a body is the temperature of a black body which radiates the same power per unit solid angle per unit area. 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)..

tendency_of_sea_water_temperature_due_to_vertical_mixing

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K s-1 (KPRS)
Updated term description
"tendency_of_X" means derivative of X with respect to time. The specification of a physical process by the phrase due_to_process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Vertical mixing" means any vertical transport other than by advection and parameterized eddy advection, represented by a combination of vertical diffusion, turbulent mixing and convection in ocean models. Sea water temperature is the in situ temperature of the sea water. For observed data, depending on the period during which the observation was made, the measured in situ temperature was recorded against standard "scales". These historical scales include the International Practical Temperature Scale of 1948 (IPTS-48; 1948-1967), the International Practical Temperature Scale of 1968 (IPTS-68, Barber, 1969; 1968-1989) and the International Temperature Scale of 1990 (ITS-90, Saunders 1990; 1990 onwards). Conversion of data between these scales follows t68 = t48 - (4.4 x 10e-6) * t48(100 - t - 48); t90 = 0.99976 * t68. Observations made prior to 1948 (IPTS-48) have not been documented and therefore a conversion cannot be certain. Differences between t90 and t68 can be up to 0.01 at temperatures of 40 C and above; differences of 0.002-0.007 occur across the standard range of ocean temperatures (-10 - 30 C). The International Equation of State of Seawater 1980 (EOS-80, UNESCO, 1981) and the Practical Salinity Scale (PSS-78) were both based on IPTS-68, while the Thermodynamic Equation of Seawater 2010 (TEOS-10) is based on ITS-90. References: Barber, 1969, doi: 10.1088/0026-1394/5/2/001; UNESCO, 1981; Saunders, 1990, WOCE Newsletter, 10, September 1990. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

tendency_of_air_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K s-1 (KPRS)
Updated term description
"tendency_of_X" means derivative of X with respect to time. Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

tendency_of_air_temperature_due_to_boundary_layer_mixing

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K s-1 (KPRS)
Updated term description
The phrase "tendency_of_X" means derivative of X with respect to time. Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature. The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Boundary layer mixing" means turbulent motions that transport heat, water, momentum and chemical constituents within the atmospheric boundary layer and affect exchanges between the surface and the atmosphere. The atmospheric boundary layer is typically characterised by a well-mixed sub-cloud layer of order 500 metres, and by a more extended conditionally unstable layer with boundary-layer clouds up to 2 km. (Reference: IPCC Third Assessment Report, Working Group 1: The Scientific Basis, 7.2.2.3, https://archive.ipcc.ch/ipccreports/tar/wg1/273.htm). It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

sea_water_conservative_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
Conservative Temperature is defined as part of the Thermodynamic Equation of Seawater 2010 (TEOS-10) which was adopted in 2010 by the International Oceanographic Commission (IOC). Conservative Temperature is specific potential enthalpy (which has the standard name sea_water_specific_potential_enthalpy) divided by a fixed value of the specific heat capacity of sea water, namely cp_0 = 3991.86795711963 J kg-1 K-1. Conservative Temperature is a more accurate measure of the "heat content" of sea water, by a factor of one hundred, than is potential temperature. Because of this, it can be regarded as being proportional to the heat content of sea water per unit mass. Reference: www.teos-10.org; McDougall, 2003 doi: 10.1175/1520-0485(2003)033<0945:PEACOV>2.0.CO;2. 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).

soil_thermal_conductivity

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: W m-1 K-1 (WAPK)
Updated term description
Thermal conductivity is the constant k in the formula q = -k grad T where q is the heat transfer per unit time per unit area of a surface normal to the direction of transfer and grad T is the temperature gradient. Thermal conductivity is a property of the material. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

sea_surface_foundation_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
The sea surface foundation temperature is the water temperature that is not influenced by a thermally stratified layer of diurnal temperature variability (either by daytime warming or nocturnal cooling). The foundation temperature is named to indicate that it is the temperature from which the growth of the diurnal thermocline develops each day, noting that on some occasions with a deep mixed layer there is no clear foundation temperature in the surface layer. In general, sea surface foundation temperature will be similar to a night time minimum or pre-dawn value at depths of between approximately 1 and 5 meters. In the absence of any diurnal signal, the foundation temperature is considered equivalent to the quantity with standard name sea_surface_subskin_temperature. The sea surface foundation temperature defines a level in the upper water column that varies in depth, space, and time depending on the local balance between thermal stratification and turbulent energy and is expected to change slowly over the course of a day. If possible, a data variable with the standard name sea_surface_foundation_temperature should be used with a scalar vertical coordinate variable to specify the depth of the foundation level. Sea surface foundation temperature is measured at the base of the diurnal thermocline or as close to the water surface as possible in the absence of thermal stratification. Only in situ contact thermometry is able to measure the sea surface foundation temperature. Analysis procedures must be used to estimate sea surface foundation temperature value from radiometric satellite measurements of the quantities with standard names sea_surface_skin_temperature and sea_surface_subskin_temperature. Sea surface foundation temperature provides a connection with the historical concept of a "bulk" sea surface temperature considered representative of the oceanic mixed layer temperature that is typically represented by any sea temperature measurement within the upper ocean over a depth range of 1 to approximately 20 meters. The general term, "bulk" sea surface temperature, has the standard name sea_surface_temperature with no associated vertical coordinate axis. Sea surface foundation temperature provides a more precise, well defined quantity than "bulk" sea surface temperature and, consequently, is more representative of the mixed layer temperature. The temperature of sea water at a particular depth (other than the foundation level) should be reported using the standard name sea_water_temperature and, wherever possible, supplying a vertical coordinate axis or scalar coordinate variable. 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).

sea_water_potential_temperature_at_sea_floor

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
Potential temperature is the temperature a parcel of air or sea water would have if moved adiabatically to sea level pressure. The potential temperature at the sea floor is that adjacent to the ocean bottom, which would be the deepest grid cell in an ocean model and within the benthic boundary layer for measurements. 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).

product_of_air_temperature_and_specific_humidity

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
"product_of_X_and_Y" means X*Y. "specific" means per unit mass. Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature. Specific humidity is the mass fraction of water vapor in (moist) air. 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).

square_of_sea_surface_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K2 (KLSQ)
Updated term description
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), and not the skin temperature, whose standard name is surface_temperature. 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. "square_of_X" means X*X. 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).

specific_heat_capacity_of_sea_water

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: J kg-1 K-1 (JKGK)
Updated term description
The specific heat capacity of sea water, Cp(ocean), is used in ocean models to convert between model prognostic temperature (potential or conservative temperature) and model heat content. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

soil_thermal_capacity

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: J kg-1 K-1 (JKGK)
Updated term description
Thermal capacity, or heat capacity, is the amount of heat energy required to increase the temperature of 1 kg of material by 1 K. It is a property of the material. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

tendency_of_sea_water_temperature_due_to_parameterized_eddy_advection

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K s-1 (KPRS)
Updated term description
"tendency_of_X" means derivative of X with respect to time. The specification of a physical process by the phrase due_to_process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. Parameterized eddy advection in an ocean model means the part due to a scheme representing parameterized eddy-induced advective effects not included in the resolved model velocity field. Parameterized eddy advection can be represented on various spatial scales and there are standard names for parameterized_mesoscale_eddy_advection and parameterized_submesoscale_eddy_advection which both contribute to the total parameterized eddy advection. Sea water temperature is the in situ temperature of the sea water. For observed data, depending on the period during which the observation was made, the measured in situ temperature was recorded against standard "scales". These historical scales include the International Practical Temperature Scale of 1948 (IPTS-48; 1948-1967), the International Practical Temperature Scale of 1968 (IPTS-68, Barber, 1969; 1968-1989) and the International Temperature Scale of 1990 (ITS-90, Saunders 1990; 1990 onwards). Conversion of data between these scales follows t68 = t48 - (4.4 x 10e-6) * t48(100 - t - 48); t90 = 0.99976 * t68. Observations made prior to 1948 (IPTS-48) have not been documented and therefore a conversion cannot be certain. Differences between t90 and t68 can be up to 0.01 at temperatures of 40 C and above; differences of 0.002-0.007 occur across the standard range of ocean temperatures (-10 - 30 C). The International Equation of State of Seawater 1980 (EOS-80, UNESCO, 1981) and the Practical Salinity Scale (PSS-78) were both based on IPTS-68, while the Thermodynamic Equation of Seawater 2010 (TEOS-10) is based on ITS-90. References: Barber, 1969, doi: 10.1088/0026-1394/5/2/001; UNESCO, 1981; Saunders, 1990, WOCE Newsletter, 10, September 1990. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

sea_water_temperature_difference

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
Sea water temperature is the in situ temperature of the sea water. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

tendency_of_air_temperature_due_to_stratiform_precipitation

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K s-1 (KPRS)
Updated term description
The phrase "tendency_of_X" means derivative of X with respect to time. Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature. The specification of a physical process by the phrase due_to_process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. In an atmosphere model, stratiform cloud is that produced by large-scale convergence (not the convection schemes). "Precipitation" in the earth's atmosphere means precipitation of water in all phases. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

tendency_of_air_temperature_due_to_advection

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K s-1 (KPRS)
Updated term description
The specification of a physical process by the phrase due_to_process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "tendency_of_X" means derivative of X with respect to time. Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

atmosphere_stability_total_totals_index

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
The atmosphere_stability_total_totals_index indicates thelikelihood of severe convection and is often referred to as simply thetotal totals index. The index is derived from the difference in airtemperature between 850 and 500 hPa (the vertical totals) and thedifference between the dew point temperature at 850 hPa and the airtemperature at 500 hPa (the cross totals). The vertical totals and crosstotals are summed to obtain the index. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

fire_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
The overall temperature of a fire area due to contributions from smoldering and flaming biomass. A data variable containing the area affected by fire should be given the standard name fire_area. 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).

sea_surface_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
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). More specific terms, namely sea_surface_skin_temperature, sea_surface_subskin_temperature, and surface_temperature are available for the skin, subskin, and interface 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. 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).

wind_chill_of_air_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature. The quantity with standard name wind_chill_of_air_temperature is the perceived air temperature when wind is factored in with the ambient air temperature (which makes it feel colder than the actual air temperature). Wind chill is based on the rate of heat loss from exposed skin caused by wind and cold. Wind chill temperature is only defined for ambient temperatures at or below 283.1 K and wind speeds above 1.34 m s-1. References: https://www.weather.gov/safety/cold-wind-chill-chart; WMO codes registry entry http://codes.wmo.int/grib2/codeflag/4.2/0-0-13. 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).

wet_bulb_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
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).

product_of_lagrangian_tendency_of_air_pressure_and_air_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K Pa s-1 (KPAS)
Updated term description
The phrase "product_of_X_and_Y" means X*Y. The phrase "tendency_of_X" means derivative of X with respect to time. The Lagrangian tendency of a quantity is its rate of change following the motion of the fluid, also called the "material derivative" or "convective derivative". The Lagrangian tendency of air pressure, often called "omega", plays the role of the upward component of air velocity when air pressure is being used as the vertical coordinate. If the vertical air velocity is upwards, it is negative when expressed as a tendency of air pressure; downwards is positive. Air pressure is the force per unit area which would be exerted when the moving gas molecules of which the air is composed strike a theoretical surface of any orientation. Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature. 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).

tendency_of_air_temperature_due_to_diabatic_processes

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K s-1 (KPRS)
Updated term description
The specification of a physical process by the phrase due_to_process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "tendency_of_X" means derivative of X with respect to time. Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

tendency_of_air_temperature_due_to_dissipation_of_orographic_gravity_waves

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K s-1 (KPRS)
Updated term description
The phrase "tendency_of_X" means derivative of X with respect to time. Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature. The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Orographic gravity waves" refer to gravity waves which are generated by flow over orography. The dissipation of gravity waves generates heating through an eddy heat flux convergence and through a viscous stress term. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

tendency_of_air_temperature_due_to_turbulence

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K s-1 (KPRS)
Updated term description
The specification of a physical process by the phrase due_to_process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "tendency_of_X" means derivative of X with respect to time. Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

tendency_of_sea_water_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K s-1 (KPRS)
Updated term description
"tendency_of_X" means derivative of X with respect to time. Sea water temperature is the in situ temperature of the sea water. For observed data, depending on the period during which the observation was made, the measured in situ temperature was recorded against standard "scales". These historical scales include the International Practical Temperature Scale of 1948 (IPTS-48; 1948-1967), the International Practical Temperature Scale of 1968 (IPTS-68, Barber, 1969; 1968-1989) and the International Temperature Scale of 1990 (ITS-90, Saunders 1990; 1990 onwards). Conversion of data between these scales follows t68 = t48 - (4.4 x 10e-6) * t48(100 - t - 48); t90 = 0.99976 * t68. Observations made prior to 1948 (IPTS-48) have not been documented and therefore a conversion cannot be certain. Differences between t90 and t68 can be up to 0.01 at temperatures of 40 C and above; differences of 0.002-0.007 occur across the standard range of ocean temperatures (-10 - 30 C). The International Equation of State of Seawater 1980 (EOS-80, UNESCO, 1981) and the Practical Salinity Scale (PSS-78) were both based on IPTS-68, while the Thermodynamic Equation of Seawater 2010 (TEOS-10) is based on ITS-90. References: Barber, 1969, doi: 10.1088/0026-1394/5/2/001; UNESCO, 1981; Saunders, 1990, WOCE Newsletter, 10, September 1990. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

soil_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
Soil temperature is the bulk temperature of the soil, not the surface (skin) temperature. "Soil" means the near-surface layer where plants sink their roots. For subsurface temperatures that extend beneath the soil layer or in areas where there is no surface soil layer, the standard name temperature_in_ground should be used. 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).

change_over_time_in_sea_water_potential_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
Potential temperature is the temperature a parcel of air or sea water would have if moved adiabatically to sea level pressure. "change_over_time_in_X" means change in a quantity X over a time-interval, which should be defined by the bounds of the time coordinate. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

tendency_of_air_temperature_due_to_dissipation_of_nonorographic_gravity_waves

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K s-1 (KPRS)
Updated term description
The phrase "tendency_of_X" means derivative of X with respect to time. Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature. The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Nonorographic" gravity waves refer to gravity waves which are not generated by flow over orography. The dissipation of gravity waves generates heating through an eddy heat flux convergence and through a viscous stress term. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

brightness_temperature_at_cloud_top

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
cloud_top refers to the top of the highest cloud. brightness_temperature of a body is the temperature of a black body which radiates the same power per unit solid angle per unit area. A coordinate variable of radiation_wavelength, sensor_band_central_radiation_wavelength, or radiation_frequency may be specified to indicate that the brightness temperature applies at specific wavelengths or frequencies. 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).

toa_brightness_temperature_assuming_clear_sky

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
The brightness temperature of a body is the temperature of a black body which radiates the same power per unit solid angle per unit area. A phrase assuming_condition indicates that the named quantity is the value which would obtain if all aspects of the system were unaltered except for the assumption of the circumstances specified by the condition. "toa" means top of atmosphere. 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).

air_potential_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Beate Geyer/Ronny Petrik
Proposed Date: Aug. 20, 2019
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
Air potential temperature is the temperature a parcel of air would have if moved dry adiabatically to a standard pressure, typically representative of mean sea level pressure. To specify the standard pressure to which the quantity applies, provide a scalar coordinate variable with standard name reference_pressure. 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).

air_equivalent_potential_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Beate Geyer/Ronny Petrik
Proposed Date: Aug. 20, 2019
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
The "equivalent potential temperature" is a thermodynamic quantity, with its natural logarithm proportional to the entropy of moist air, that is conserved in a reversible moist adiabatic process. Reference: AMS Glossary http://glossary.ametsoc.org/wiki/Equivalent_potential_temperature. It is the temperature of a parcel of air if all the moisture contained in it were first condensed, releasing latent heat, before moving the parcel dry adiabatically to a standard pressure, typically representative of mean sea level pressure. To specify the standard pressure to which the quantity applies, provide a scalar coordinate variable with standard name reference_pressure. 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).

air_equivalent_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Beate Geyer/Ronny Petrik
Proposed Date: Feb. 11, 2020
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
The equivalent temperature is the temperature that an air parcel would have if all water vapor were condensed at contstant pressure and the enthalpy released from the vapor used to heat the air. Reference: AMS Glossary http://glossary.ametsoc.org/wiki/Equivalent_temperature. It is the isobaric equivalent temperature and not the adiabatic equivalent temperature, also known as pseudoequivalent temperature, which has the standard name air_pseudo_equivalent_temperature. 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).

ertel_potential_vorticity

accepted
Proposer: Beate Geyer/Ronny Petrik
Proposed Date: March 11, 2020
Comments: #270
Units: K m2 kg-1 s-1 (KMSS)
Updated term description
The Ertel potential vorticity is the scalar product of the atmospheric absolute vorticity vector and the gradient of potential temperature. It is a conserved quantity in the absence of friction and heat sources [AMS Glossary, http://glossary.ametsoc.org/wiki/Ertel_potential_vorticity]. A frequently used simplification of the general Ertel potential vorticity considers the Earth rotation vector to have only a vertical component. Then, only the vertical contribution of the scalar product is calculated. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

air_pseudo_equivalent_potential_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Beate Geyer/Ronny Petrik
Proposed Date: Feb. 11, 2020
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
The pseudoequivalent potential temperature is the temperature a parcel of air would have if it is expanded by a pseudoadiabatic (irreversible moist-adiabatic) process to zero pressure and afterwards compressed by a dry-adiabatic process to a standard pressure, typically representative of mean sea level pressure. Reference: AMS Glossary http://glossary.ametsoc.org/wiki/Pseudoequivalent_potential_temperature. A pseudoadiabatic process means that the liquid water that condenses is assumed to be removed as soon as it is formed. Reference: AMS Glossary http:/glossary.ametsoc.org/wiki/Pseudoadiabatic_process. To specify the standard pressure to which the quantity applies, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name reference_pressure. 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).

air_pseudo_equivalent_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Beate Geyer/Ronny Petrik
Proposed Date: Feb. 11, 2020
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
The pseudoequivalent temperature is also known as the adiabatic equivalent temperature. It is the temperature that an air parcel would have after undergoing the following process: dry-adiabatic expansion until saturated; pseudoadiabatic expansion until all moisture is precipitated out; dry-adiabatic compression to the initial pressure. Reference: AMS Glossary http://glossary.ametsoc.org/wiki/Equivalent_temperature. This quantity is distinct from the isobaric equivalent temperature, also known as equivalent temperature, which has the standard name air_equivalent_temperature. 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).

sea_water_potential_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Beate Geyer/Ronny Petrik
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2020
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
Sea water potential temperature is the temperature a parcel of sea water would have if moved adiabatically to sea level pressure. 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).

temperature_of_sensor_for_oxygen_in_sea_water

accepted
Proposer: Andrew Barna
Proposed Date: July 3, 2020
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
Temperature_of_sensor_for_oxygen_in_sea_water is the instrument temperature used in calculating the concentration of oxygen in sea water; it is not a measurement of the ambient water temperature. 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).

temperature_of_analysis_of_sea_water

accepted
Proposer: Andrew Barna
Proposed Date: July 3, 2020
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
The temperature_of_analysis_of_sea_water is the reference temperature for the effects of temperature on the measurement of another variable. This temperature should be measured, but may have been calculated, or assumed. For example, the temperature of the sample when measuring pH, or the temperature of equilibration in the case of dissolved gases. The linkage between the data variable and the variable with a standard_name of temperature_of_analysis_of_sea_water is achieved using the ancillary_variables attribute on the data variable. 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).

ratio_of_sea_water_potential_temperature_anomaly_to_relaxation_timescale

accepted
Proposer: Francesca Eggleton
Proposed Date: Oct. 20, 2020
Comments: #270
Units: K s-1 (KPRS)
Updated term description
The quantity with standard name ratio_of_sea_water_potential_temperature_anomaly_to_relaxation_timescale is a correction term applied to modelled sea water potential temperature. The term is estimated as the deviation of model local sea water potential temperature from an observation-based climatology (e.g. World Ocean Database) weighted by a user-specified relaxation coefficient in s-1 (1/(relaxation timescale)). Potential temperature is the temperature a parcel of air or sea water would have if moved adiabatically to sea level pressure. The phrase "ratio_of_X_to_Y" means X/Y. The term "anomaly" means difference from climatology. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

sea_water_temperature_anomaly

accepted
Proposer: Francesca Eggleton
Proposed Date: Oct. 20, 2020
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
The term "anomaly" means difference from climatology. Sea water temperature is the in situ temperature of the sea water. To specify the depth at which the temperature anomaly applies, use a vertical coordinate variable or scalar coordinate variable. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

air_temperature_anomaly

accepted
Proposer: Francesca Eggleton
Proposed Date: Oct. 20, 2020
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
"anomaly" means difference from climatology. Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

brightness_temperature_anomaly

accepted
Proposer: Francesca Eggleton
Proposed Date: Oct. 20, 2020
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
The brightness temperature of a body is the temperature of a black body which radiates the same power per unit solid angle per unit area. "anomaly" means difference from climatology. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

surface_temperature_anomaly

accepted
Proposer: Francesca Eggleton
Proposed Date: Oct. 20, 2020
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
The surface called "surface" means the lower boundary of the atmosphere. "anomaly" means difference from climatology. The surface temperature is the (skin) temperature at the interface, not the bulk temperature of the medium above or below. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

thermal_conductivity_of_frozen_ground

accepted
Proposer: Nick Brown & Michel Paquette
Proposed Date: May 4, 2021
Comments: #270
Units: W m-1 K-1 (WAPK)
Updated term description
Thermal conductivity is the constant k in the formula q = -k grad T where q is the heat transfer per unit time per unit area of a surface normal to the direction of transfer and grad T is the temperature gradient. Thermal conductivity is a property of the material. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

specific_heat_capacity_of_frozen_ground

accepted
Proposer: Nick Brown & Michel Paquette
Proposed Date: May 4, 2021
Comments: #270
Units: J kg-1 K-1 (JKGK)
Updated term description
Thermal capacity, or heat capacity, is the amount of heat energy required to increase the temperature of 1 kg of material by 1 K. It is a property of the material. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have the attribute units_metadata="temperature: difference", meaning that it refers to temperature differences and implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrelevant, because it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).

apparent_air_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Emily Schlie
Proposed Date: June 12, 2020
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature. The quantity with standard name apparent_air_temperature is the perceived air temperature derived from either a combination of temperature and wind (which has standard name wind_chill_of_air_temperature) or temperature and humidity (which has standard name heat_index_of_air_temperature) for the hour indicated by the time coordinate variable. When the air temperature falls to 283.15 K or below, wind chill is used for the apparent_air_temperature. When the air temperature rises above 299.817 K, the heat index is used for apparent_air_temperature. For temperatures above 283.15 and below 299.817K, the apparent_air_temperature is the ambient air temperature (which has standard name air_temperature). References: https://digital.weather.gov/staticpages/definitions.php; WMO codes registry entry http://codes.wmo.int/grib2/codeflag/4.2/_0-0-21. 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).

perceived_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Vivien Voss
Proposed Date: May 17, 2022
Comments: #270
Units: degree_C (UPAA)
Updated term description
Perceived temperature (PT) is an equivalent air temperature of the actual thermal condition. It is the air temperature of a reference condition causing the same thermal perception in a human body considering air temperature, wind speed, humidity, solar and thermal radiation as well as clothing and activity level. It is not the perceived air temperature, that derives either from wind chill and heat index and has the standard_name apparent_air_temperature. 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).

physiological_equivalent_temperature

accepted
Proposer: Vivien Voss
Proposed Date: May 17, 2022
Comments: #270
Units: degree_C (UPAA)
Updated term description
Physiological equivalent temperature (PET) is an equivalent air temperature of the actual thermal condition. It is the air temperature of a reference condition without wind and solar radiation at which the heat budget of the human body is balanced with the same core and skin temperature. Note that PET here is not potential evapotranspiration. 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).

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eigenmode

under discussion
Proposer: Matthias Schneider
Proposed Date: Jan. 9, 2024
Comments: #199
Modes representing different patterns (e.g. vertically correlated atmospheric patterns). Ordering is from most important modes to less important modes.

true_state_pressure

under discussion
Proposer: Matthias Schneider
Proposed Date: Jan. 27, 2024
Comments: #199
Atmospheric pressures representing the true atmospheric state (analogous to the pressures representing the measured or modelled atmosphere).

true_state_altitude

under discussion
Proposer: Matthias Schneider
Proposed Date: Jan. 9, 2024
Comments: #199
Atmospheric altitudes representing the true atmospheric state (analogous to the altitudes representing the measured or modelled atmosphere).

mole_concentration_of_preformed_dissolved_inorganic_carbon_in_sea_water

accepted
Proposer: Swati Gehlot and Bo Liu
Proposed Date: Jan. 17, 2024
Comments: #274
Units: mol m-3 (MLM3)
New Term
"Mole concentration" means the number of moles per unit volume, also called "molarity", and is used in the construction "mole_concentration_of_X_in_Y", where X is a material constituent of Y. A chemical or biological species denoted by X may be described by a single term such as "nitrogen" or a phrase such as "nox_expressed_as_nitrogen". "Dissolved inorganic carbon" is the sum of CO3, HCO3 and H2CO3. The subduction and subsequent transport of surface water carry into the interior ocean considerable quantities of dissolved inorganic carbon, which is entirely independent of biological activity (such as organic decomposition and oxidation) after the water leaves the sea surface. Such dissolved inorganic carbon is termed “preformed” dissolved inorganic carbon (Redfield,1942).

sea_water_preformed_alkalinity_expressed_as_mole_equivalent

accepted
Proposer: Swati Gehlot and Bo Liu
Proposed Date: Jan. 17, 2024
Comments: #274
Units: mol m-3 (MLM3)
New Term
"Mole concentration" means the number of moles per unit volume, also called "molarity", and is used in the construction "mole_concentration_of_X_in_Y", where X is a material constituent of Y. A chemical or biological species denoted by X may be described by a single term such as "nitrogen" or a phrase such as "nox_expressed_as_nitrogen". "Alkalinity" refers to total alkalinity equivalent concentration, including carbonate, borate, phosphorus, silicon, and nitrogen components. The subduction and subsequent transport of surface water carry into the interior ocean considerable quantities of alkalinity, which is entirely independent of biological activity (such as organic decomposition and oxidation) after the water leaves the sea surface. Such alkalinity is termed “preformed” alkalinity (Redfield,1942).

mole_concentration_of_preformed_dissolved_inorganic_13C_in_sea_water

accepted
Proposer: Swati Gehlot and Bo Liu
Proposed Date: Jan. 17, 2024
Comments: #274
Units: mol m-3 (MLM3)
New Term
"Mole concentration" means the number of moles per unit volume, also called "molarity", and is used in the construction "mole_concentration_of_X_in_Y", where X is a material constituent of Y. A chemical or biological species denoted by X may be described by a single term such as "nitrogen" or a phrase such as "nox_expressed_as_nitrogen". "Dissolved inorganic carbon-13" is the sum of CO3_13C, HCO3_13C and H2CO3_13C. The subduction and subsequent transport of surface water carry into the interior ocean considerable quantities of dissolved inorganic carbon-13, which is entirely independent of biological activity (such as organic decomposition and oxidation) after the water leaves the sea surface. Such dissolved inorganic carbon-13 is termed “preformed” dissolved inorganic carbon-13 (Redfield,1942).

mole_concentration_of_preformed_dissolved_molecular_oxygen_in_sea_water

accepted
Proposer: Swati Gehlot and Bo Liu
Proposed Date: Jan. 17, 2024
Comments: #274
Units: mol m-3 (MLM3)
New Term
"Mole concentration" means the number of moles per unit volume, also called "molarity", and is used in the construction "mole_concentration_of_X_in_Y", where X is a material constituent of Y. A chemical or biological species denoted by X may be described by a single term such as "nitrogen" or a phrase such as "nox_expressed_as_nitrogen". The subduction and subsequent transport of surface water carry into the interior ocean considerable quantities of dissolved oxygen, which are entirely independent of biological activity (such as organic decomposition and oxidation) after the water leaves the sea surface. Such dissolved oxygen is termed “preformed” dissolved oxygen (Redfield,1942).

mole_concentration_of_preformed_dissolved_inorganic_phosphorus_in_sea_water

accepted
Proposer: Swati Gehlot and Bo Liu
Proposed Date: Jan. 17, 2024
Comments: #274
Units: mol m-3 (MLM3)
New Term
"Mole concentration" means the number of moles per unit volume, also called "molarity", and is used in the construction "mole_concentration_of_X_in_Y", where X is a material constituent of Y. A chemical or biological species denoted by X may be described by a single term such as "nitrogen" or a phrase such as "nox_expressed_as_nitrogen". "Dissolved inorganic phosphorus" means the sum of all inorganic phosphorus in solution (including phosphate, hydrogen phosphate, dihydrogen phosphate, and phosphoric acid). The subduction and subsequent transport of surface water carry into the interior ocean considerable quantities of nutrients, which are entirely independent of biological activity (such as organic decomposition and oxidation) after the water leaves the sea surface. Such nutrients are termed “preformed” nutrients (Redfield,1942).

atmosphere_stability_k_index

accepted
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory
Proposed Date: Jan. 10, 2024
Comments: #270
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
The atmosphere_stability_k_index is an index that indicates the potential of severe convection and is often referred to as simply the k index. The index is calculated as A + B - C, where A is the difference in air temperature between 850 and 500 hPa, B is the dew point temperature at 850 hPa, and C is the dew point depression (i.e. the amount by which the air temperature exceeds its dew point temperature) at 700 hPa. 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).

virtual_temperature_of_air

under discussion
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory
Proposed Date: March 9, 2023
Comments:
Units: K (UPKA)
Term change from Term: virtual_temperature
The virtual temperature of air is the temperature at which the dry air constituent of a parcel of moist air would have the same density as the moist air at the same pressure.

virtual_potential_temperature_of_air

under discussion
Proposer: Simon Peatman
Proposed Date: Dec. 9, 2022
Comments:
Units: K (UPKA)
New Term
The virtual potential temperature of air is the potential temperature at which the dry air constituent of a parcel of moist air would have the same density as the moist air at the same pressure.

volume_extinction_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_ambient_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer:
Proposed Date: None
Comments:
CF mailing list link:
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
Term change from Term: volume_extinction_coefficient_in_air_due_to_ambient_aerosol_particles
The volume extinction coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length. Extinction is the sum of absorption and scattering, sometimes called "attenuation". "Extinction" is the term most commonly used at optical wavelengths whereas "attenuation" is more often used at radio and radar wavelengths. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Ambient_aerosol" means that the aerosol is measured or modelled at the ambient state of pressure, temperature and relative humidity that exists in its immediate environment. "Ambient aerosol particles" are aerosol particles that have taken up ambient water through hygroscopic growth. The extent of hygroscopic growth depends on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase.

volume_extinction_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_cloud_particles

accepted
Proposer:
Proposed Date: None
Comments:
CF mailing list link:
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
Term change from Term: volume_extinction_coefficient_in_air_due_to_cloud_particles
The volume extinction coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length. Extinction is the sum of absorption and scattering, sometimes called "attenuation". "Extinction" is the term most commonly used at optical wavelengths whereas "attenuation" is more often used at radio and radar wavelengths. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Cloud particles" means suspended liquid or ice water droplets. A coordinate of radiation_wavelength or radiation_frequency should be included to specify either the wavelength or frequency.

remote_sensing_averaging_kernel_of_mole_fraction_of_methane_in_air

accepted
Proposer: Matthias Schneider
Proposed Date: Dec. 22, 2022
Comments: #199
Averaging kernels of the methane mole fractions obtained by a remote sensing observation (changes of methane in the retrieved atmosphere relative to the changes of methane in the true atmosphere, Rodgers 2000).

remote_sensing_averaging_kernel_of_logarithm_of_mole_fraction_of_methane_in_air

accepted
Proposer: Matthias Schneider
Proposed Date: Dec. 22, 2022
Comments: #199
Logarithmic scale averaging kernels of the methane mole fractions obtained by a remote sensing observation (Rodgers, 2020). These kernels are also called fractional averaging kernels (Keppens et al., 2015) They represent the fractional changes of methane in the retrieved atmosphere relative to the fractional changes of methane in the true atmosphere.

rank_of_remote_sensing_averaging_kernel_of_mole_fraction_of_methane_in_air

accepted
Proposer: Matthias Schneider
Proposed Date: Dec. 22, 2022
Comments: #199
Rank the matrix representing the remote sensing averaging kernels (Weber 2019; Schneider et al., 2022) of the methane mole fractions obtained by a remote sensing observation (changes of methane in the retrieved atmosphere relative to the changes of methane in the true atmosphere, Rodgers 2000).

singular_value_of_remote_sensing_averaging_kernel_mole_fraction_of_methane_in_air

accepted
Proposer: Matthias Schneider
Proposed Date: Dec. 22, 2022
Comments: #199
Singular values of the matrix representing the remote sensing averaging kernels (Weber 2019; Schneider et al., 2022) of the methane mole fractions obtained by a remote sensing observation (changes of methane in the retrieved atmosphere relative to the changes of methane in the true atmosphere, Rodgers 2000).

left_singular_vector of_remote_sensing_averaging_kernel_of_logarithm_of_mole_fraction_of_methane_in_air

accepted
Proposer: Matthias Schneider
Proposed Date: Dec. 22, 2022
Comments: #199
Left singular vectors of the matrix representing the logarithmic scale remote sensing averaging kernels (Weber 2019; Schneider et al., 2022) of the methane mole fractions obtained by a remote sensing observation (fractional changes of methane in the retrieved atmosphere relative to the fractional changes of methane in the true atmosphere, Rodgers 2000; Keppens et al., 2015).

left_singular_vector of_remote_sensing_averaging_kernel_of_mole_fraction_of_methane_in_air

accepted
Proposer: Matthias Schneider
Proposed Date: Dec. 22, 2022
Comments: #199
Left singular vectors of the matrix representing the remote sensing averaging kernels (Weber 2019; Schneider et al., 2022) of the methane mole fractions obtained by a remote sensing observation (changes of methane in the retrieved atmosphere relative to the changes of methane in the true atmosphere, Rodgers 2000).

rank_of_remote_sensing_averaging_kernel_of_logarithm_of_mole_fraction_of_methane_in_air

accepted
Proposer: Matthias Schneider
Proposed Date: Dec. 22, 2022
Comments: #199
Rank of the matrix representing the logarithmic scale remote sensing averaging kernels (Weber 2019; Schneider et al., 2022) of the methane mole fractions obtained by a remote sensing observation (fractional changes of methane in the retrieved atmosphere relative to the fractional changes of methane in the true atmosphere, Rodgers 2000; Keppens et al., 2015).

right_singular_vector_of_remote_sensing_averaging_kernel_of_logarithm_of_mole_fraction_of_methane_in_air

accepted
Proposer: Matthias Schneider
Proposed Date: Dec. 22, 2022
Comments: #199
Right singular vectors of the matrix representing the logarithmic scale remote sensing averaging kernels (Weber 2019; Schneider et al., 2022) of the methane mole fractions obtained by a remote sensing observation (changes of methane in the retrieved atmosphere relative to the changes of methane in the true atmosphere, Rodgers 2000; Keppens et al., 2015).

singular_value_of_remote_sensing_averaging_kernel_of_logarithm_of_mole_fraction_of_methane_in_air

accepted
Proposer: Matthias Schneider
Proposed Date: Dec. 22, 2022
Comments: #199
Singular values of the matrix representing the remote sensing averaging kernels (Weber 2019; Schneider et al., 2022) of the methane mole fractions obtained by a remote sensing observation (changes of methane in the retrieved atmosphere relative to the changes of methane in the true atmosphere, Rodgers 2000).

right_singular_vector of_remote_sensing_averaging_kernel_of_mole_fraction_of_methane_in_air

accepted
Proposer: Matthias Schneider
Proposed Date: Dec. 22, 2022
Comments: #199
Right singular vectors of the matrix representing the remote sensing averaging kernels (Weber 2019; Schneider et al., 2022) of the methane mole fractions obtained by a remote sensing observation (changes of methane in the retrieved atmosphere relative to the changes of methane in the true atmosphere, Rodgers 2000).

sea_surface_wave_principal_from_direction

accepted
Proposer: Dawn Petraitis
Proposed Date: Sept. 13, 2023
Comments:
Units: degrees (UAAA)
New Term
The wave direction in each frequency band, calculated from the first-order components of the wave directional spectrum. The full directional wave spectrum is described as a Fourier series: S = a0/2 + a1cos(theta) + b1sin(theta) + a2cos(2theta) + b2sin(2theta). The Fourier coefficients a1, b1, a2, & b2 can be converted to polar coordinates as follows: R1 = (SQRT(a1a1+b1b1))/a0, R2 = (SQRT(a2a2+b2b2))/a0, ALPHA1 = 270.0-ARCTAN(b1,a1), ALPHA2 = 270.0-(0.5*ARCTAN(b2,a2)+{0 or 180, whichever minimizes the difference between ALPHA1 and ALPHA2}). ALPHA1 is the mean wave direction, which is determined from the first-order Fourier coefficients. This spectral parameter is a separate quantity from the bulk parameter (MWDIR), which has the standard name sea_surface_wave_from_direction_at_variance_spectral_density_maximum. The phrase "from_direction" is used in the construction X_from_direction and indicates the direction from which the velocity vector of X is coming. The direction is a bearing in the usual geographical sense, measured positive clockwise from due north.

sea_surface_wave_spectral_principal_direction

accepted
Proposer: Dawn Petraitis
Proposed Date: Sept. 13, 2023
Comments:
Units: degrees (UAAA)
New Term
The wave direction in each frequency band, calculated from the second-order components of the wave directional spectrum. Since there is an ambiguity of 180 degrees in the calculation of Alpha2 (i.e. 90 degrees and 270 degrees result in equivalent spectra), the value closer to Alpha1 is selected. The full directional wave spectrum is described as a Fourier series: S = a0/2 + a1cos(theta) + b1sin(theta) + a2cos(2theta) + b2sin(2theta). The Fourier coefficients a1, b1, a2, & b2 can be converted to polar coordinates as follows: R1 = (SQRT(a1a1+b1b1))/a0, R2 = (SQRT(a2a2+b2b2))/a0, ALPHA1 = 270.0-ARCTAN(b1,a1), ALPHA2 = 270.0-(0.5*ARCTAN(b2,a2)+{0 or 180, whichever minimizes the difference between ALPHA1 and ALPHA2}). ALPHA2 is the principal wave direction, which is determined from the second-order Fourier coefficients. This spectral parameter is a separate quantity from the bulk parameter (MWDIR), which has the standard name sea_surface_wave_from_direction_at_variance_spectral_density_maximum. The phrase "from_direction" is used in the construction X_from_direction and indicates the direction from which the velocity vector of X is coming. The direction is a bearing in the usual geographical sense, measured positive clockwise from due north.

sea_water_speed_due_to_ekman_drift

accepted
Proposer: Marcelo Andrioni
Proposed Date: Oct. 13, 2023
Comments:
CF mailing list link: Standard names: Ekman current
Units: m s-1 (UVAA)
New Term
Speed is the magnitude of velocity. The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Ekman drift" is the movement of a layer of water (the Ekman layer) due to the combination of wind stress at the sea surface and the Coriolis effect. Ekman drift is to the right of the wind direction in the Northern Hemisphere and the left in the Southern Hemisphere. Reference: https://www.open.edu/openlearn/science-maths-technology/the-oceans/content-section-4.3.

sea_water_velocity_to_direction_due_to_ekman_drift

accepted
Proposer: Marcelo Andrioni
Proposed Date: Oct. 13, 2023
Comments:
CF mailing list link: Standard names: Ekman current
Units: degree (UAAA)
New Term
A velocity is a vector quantity. The phrase "to_direction" is used in the construction X_to_direction and indicates the direction towards which the velocity vector of X is headed. The direction is a bearing in the usual geographical sense, measured positive clockwise from due north. The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Ekman drift" is the movement of a layer of water (the Ekman layer) due to the combination of wind stress at the sea surface and the Coriolis effect. Ekman drift is to the right of the wind direction in the Northern Hemisphere and the left in the Southern Hemisphere. Reference: https://www.open.edu/openlearn/science-maths-technology/the-oceans/content-section-4.3.

water_surface_height_above_reference_datum

under discussion
Proposer: Fernando Manzano
Proposed Date: May 30, 2023
Comments:
Units: m (ULAA)
Updated term description
'Water surface height above reference datum' means the height of the upper surface of a body of liquid water, such as sea, lake or river, above an arbitrary reference datum. The altitude of the datum should be provided in a variable with standard name water_surface_reference_datum_altitude. The surface called "surface" means the lower boundary of the atmosphere. Nevertheless, the reference datum could be a geophysical surface, a height with respect to a geophysical surface, or a local benchmark attached to the land. Because the definition of the datum may vary from one place to another, spatial differences in actual tidal_sea_surface_height_above_reference_datum are not generally physically meaningful. However, local differences in this quantity over time are physically meaningful.

mass_fraction_of_frozen_water_in_air

under discussion
Proposer: Bjorn Stevens
Proposed Date: July 30, 2023
Comments:
The phrase "frozen_water" means ice. "Mass fraction" is used in the construction "mass_fraction_of_X_in_Y", where X is a material constituent of Y. It means the ratio of the mass of X to the mass of Y (including X). A chemical species or biological group denoted by X may be described by a single term such as "nitrogen" or a phrase such as "nox_expressed_as_nitrogen".

sea_ice_volume_fraction_of_ridged_ice

under discussion
Proposer: Aurore Biardeau
Proposed Date: June 15, 2023
Comments:
Units: 1 (UUUU)
New Term

cumulative_probability_of_air_temperature

new
Proposer: Klaus Zimmermann
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments:
Units: 1 (UUUU)
New Term
A probability percentile.

number_of_days_with_air_temperature_above_threshold

under discussion
Proposer: Klaus Zimmermann
Proposed Date: Sept. 23, 2021
Comments:
Units: 1 (UUUU)
Updated term description
Air temperature is the bulk temperature of the air, not the surface (skin) temperature. A variable whose standard name has the form number_of_days_with_X_below|above_threshold is a count of the number of days on which the condition X_below|above_threshold is satisfied. It must have a climatological time variable, and a cell_methods entry for within days which describes the processing of quantity X before the threshold is applied. A number_of_days is an extensive quantity in time, and the cell_methods entry for over days should be "sum". It must give information about the threshold in one or both of the following two ways. With an explicit threshold in a coordinate variable or scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of X, or with a percentile threshold given in a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name cumulative_probability_of_X.

mass_concentration_of_haptophytes_expressed_as_chlorophyll_in_sea_water

under discussion
Proposer: Corinne Derval
Proposed Date: Nov. 13, 2020
Comments:
Units: mg m-3 (UMMC)
New Term
Mass concentration means mass per unit volume and is used in the construction mass_concentration_of_X_in_Y, where X is a material constituent of Y. A chemical or biological species denoted by X may be described by a single term such as "nitrogen" or a phrase such as "nox_expressed_as_nitrogen". The phrase "expressed_as" is used in the construction A_expressed_as_B, where B is a chemical constituent of A. It means that the quantity indicated by the standard name is calculated solely with respect to the B contained in A, neglecting all other chemical constituents of A. Chlorophylls are the green pigments found in most plants, algae and cyanobacteria; their presence is essential for photosynthesis to take place. There are several different forms of chlorophyll that occur naturally. All contain a chlorin ring (chemical formula C20H16N4) which gives the green pigment and a side chain whose structure varies. The naturally occurring forms of chlorophyll contain between 35 and 55 carbon atoms. Haptophytes are mainly unicellular marine algae which play an important role in the DMSP production and in calcifying.

mass_concentration_of_dinoflagellates_expressed_as_chlorophyll_in_sea_water

under discussion
Proposer: Corinne Derval
Proposed Date: Nov. 13, 2020
Comments:
Units: mg m-3 (UMMC)
New Term
Mass concentration means mass per unit volume and is used in the construction mass_concentration_of_X_in_Y, where X is a material constituent of Y. A chemical or biological species denoted by X may be described by a single term such as "nitrogen" or a phrase such as "nox_expressed_as_nitrogen". The phrase "expressed_as" is used in the construction A_expressed_as_B, where B is a chemical constituent of A. It means that the quantity indicated by the standard name is calculated solely with respect to the B contained in A, neglecting all other chemical constituents of A. Chlorophylls are the green pigments found in most plants, algae and cyanobacteria; their presence is essential for photosynthesis to take place. There are several different forms of chlorophyll that occur naturally. All contain a chlorin ring (chemical formula C20H16N4) which gives the green pigment and a side chain whose structure varies. The naturally occurring forms of chlorophyll contain between 35 and 55 carbon atoms. Dinoflagellates (dinophytes) are mostly unicellular, rarely colonial, biflagellated algae with cell walls firm, or reinforced with polygonal plates. They produce some of the most potent toxins known.

mass_concentration_of_prochlorococcus_expressed_as_chlorophyll_in_sea_water

under discussion
Proposer: Corinne Derval
Proposed Date: Nov. 13, 2020
Comments:
Units: mg m-3 (UMMC)
New Term
Mass concentration means mass per unit volume and is used in the construction mass_concentration_of_X_in_Y, where X is a material constituent of Y. A chemical or biological species denoted by X may be described by a single term such as "nitrogen" or a phrase such as "nox_expressed_as_nitrogen". The phrase "expressed_as" is used in the construction A_expressed_as_B, where B is a chemical constituent of A. It means that the quantity indicated by the standard name is calculated solely with respect to the B contained in A, neglecting all other chemical constituents of A. Chlorophylls are the green pigments found in most plants, algae and cyanobacteria; their presence is essential for photosynthesis to take place. There are several different forms of chlorophyll that occur naturally. All contain a chlorin ring (chemical formula C20H16N4) which gives the green pigment and a side chain whose structure varies. The naturally occurring forms of chlorophyll contain between 35 and 55 carbon atoms. Prochlorococcus are marine Prokaryotes with an extremely small cell, containing divinyl chlorophyll a and b as their primary photosynthetic pigments and adapted to the high-light, oligotrophic, warm waters of the tropical and subtropical regions of the world’s oceans.

mass_concentration_of_prokaryotes_expressed_as_chlorophyll_in_sea_water

under discussion
Proposer: Corinne Derval
Proposed Date: Nov. 13, 2020
Comments:
Units: mg m-3 (UMMC)
New Term
Mass concentration means mass per unit volume and is used in the construction mass_concentration_of_X_in_Y, where X is a material constituent of Y. A chemical or biological species denoted by X may be described by a single term such as "nitrogen" or a phrase such as "nox_expressed_as_nitrogen". The phrase "expressed_as" is used in the construction A_expressed_as_B, where B is a chemical constituent of A. It means that the quantity indicated by the standard name is calculated solely with respect to the B contained in A, neglecting all other chemical constituents of A. Chlorophylls are the green pigments found in most plants, algae and cyanobacteria; their presence is essential for photosynthesis to take place. There are several different forms of chlorophyll that occur naturally. All contain a chlorin ring (chemical formula C20H16N4) which gives the green pigment and a side chain whose structure varies. The naturally occurring forms of chlorophyll contain between 35 and 55 carbon atoms. Prokaryotes group refers to those phytoplankters characterized by a prokaryotic cell and represents the main component of picophytoplankton.

mass_concentration_of_greenalgae_expressed_as_chlorophyll_in_sea_water

under discussion
Proposer: Corinne Derval
Proposed Date: Nov. 13, 2020
Comments:
Units: mg m-3 (UMMC)
New Term
Mass concentration means mass per unit volume and is used in the construction mass_concentration_of_X_in_Y, where X is a material constituent of Y. A chemical or biological species denoted by X may be described by a single term such as "nitrogen" or a phrase such as "nox_expressed_as_nitrogen". The phrase "expressed_as" is used in the construction A_expressed_as_B, where B is a chemical constituent of A. It means that the quantity indicated by the standard name is calculated solely with respect to the B contained in A, neglecting all other chemical constituents of A. Chlorophylls are the green pigments found in most plants, algae and cyanobacteria; their presence is essential for photosynthesis to take place. There are several different forms of chlorophyll that occur naturally. All contain a chlorin ring (chemical formula C20H16N4) which gives the green pigment and a side chain whose structure varies. The naturally occurring forms of chlorophyll contain between 35 and 55 carbon atoms. Green Alge are small green unicellular flagellates caractherized by the presence of Chlorophyll b.

mass_concentration_of_cryptophytes_expressed_as_chlorophyll_in_sea_water

under discussion
Proposer: Corinne Derval
Proposed Date: Nov. 13, 2020
Comments:
Units: mg m-3 (UMMC)
New Term
Mass concentration means mass per unit volume and is used in the construction mass_concentration_of_X_in_Y, where X is a material constituent of Y. A chemical or biological species denoted by X may be described by a single term such as "nitrogen" or a phrase such as "nox_expressed_as_nitrogen". The phrase "expressed_as" is used in the construction A_expressed_as_B, where B is a chemical constituent of A. It means that the quantity indicated by the standard name is calculated solely with respect to the B contained in A, neglecting all other chemical constituents of A. Chlorophylls are the green pigments found in most plants, algae and cyanobacteria; their presence is essential for photosynthesis to take place. There are several different forms of chlorophyll that occur naturally. All contain a chlorin ring (chemical formula C20H16N4) which gives the green pigment and a side chain whose structure varies. The naturally occurring forms of chlorophyll contain between 35 and 55 carbon atoms. Cryptophytes are flaggellated unicellular organisms attributable to nanophytoplanktonic component, very rich in fatty acids and therefore a high quality food source for herbivorous zooplankton.

tidal_sea_surface_height_above_reference_datum

under discussion
Proposer: Fernando Manzano on behalf of the Copernicus Marine In Situ TAC Sea Level Reprocessed product Team
Proposed Date: May 30, 2023
Comments:
"Sea surface height" is a time-varying quantity. "Height_above_X" means the vertical distance above the named surface X, in this case above an arbitrary reference datum. The tidal component of sea surface height describes the predicted variability of the sea surface due to astronomic forcing (chiefly lunar and solar cycles) and shallow water resonance of tidal components; for example as generated based on harmonic analysis, or resulting from the application of harmonic tidal series as boundary conditions to a numerical tidal model. The reference datum could be a geophysical surface, a height with respect to a geophysical surface, or a local benchmark attached to the land. Because the definition of the datum may vary from one place to another, spatial differences in actual tidal_sea_surface_height_above_reference_datum are not generally physically meaningful. However, local differences in this quantity over time are physically meaningful.

sea_floor_sediment_age_before_1950

under discussion
Proposer: Katrine Husum
Proposed Date: April 4, 2022
Comments:
Units: s (UTBB)
New Term
"sediment_age" means the length of time elapsed since the sediment was deposited. "before_1950" is a transparent representation of the phrase "before_present" used in the geological and archaeological domains to refer to time elapsed between an event and 1950 AD. "sea_floor_sediment" is sediment deposited at the sea bed.

mass_concentration_of_prokaryotes_expressed_as_carbon_in_sea_water

under discussion
Proposer: Gunnar Bratbak
Proposed Date: April 4, 2022
Comments:
Units: Kg m-3 (UKMC)
New Term
"Mass concentration" means mass per unit volume and is used in the construction "mass_concentration_of_X_in_Y", where X is a material constituent of Y. A chemical species or biological group denoted by X may be described by a single term such as "nitrogen" or a phrase such as "nox_expressed_as_nitrogen". The phrase "expressed_as" is used in the construction A_expressed_as_B, where B is a chemical constituent of A. It means that the quantity indicated by the standard name is calculated solely with respect to the B contained in A, neglecting all other chemical constituents of A. "Prokaryotes” are all Bacteria and Archaea excluding photosynthetic cyanobacteria such as Synechococcus and Prochlorococcus or other separately named components of the procaryotic population.

mole_concentration_of_prokaryotes_expressed_as_carbon_in_sea_water

under discussion
Proposer: Gunnar Bratbak
Proposed Date: April 4, 2022
Comments:
Units: mol m-3 (MLM3)
New Term
Mole concentration means number of moles per unit volume, also called "molarity", and is used in the construction mole_concentration_of_X_in_Y, where X is a material constituent of Y. A chemical or biological species denoted by X may be described by a single term such as "nitrogen" or a phrase such as "nox_expressed_as_nitrogen". The phrase "expressed_as" is used in the construction A_expressed_as_B, where B is a chemical constituent of A. It means that the quantity indicated by the standard name is calculated solely with respect to the B contained in A, neglecting all other chemical constituents of A. "Prokaryotes” are all Bacteria and Archaea excluding photosynthetic cyanobacteria such as Synechococcus and Prochlorococcus or other separately named components of the procaryotic population.

volume_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm10_dry_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. Aerosol particles take up ambient water (a process known as hygroscopic growth) depending on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. "Dry aerosol particles" means aerosol particles without any water uptake. The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm10 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 10 micrometers.

volume_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm2p5_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm2p5 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 2.5 micrometers. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm1_dried_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Dried_aerosol_particles" means that the aerosol sample has been dried from the ambient state before sizing, but that the dry state (relative humidity less than 40 per cent) has not necessarily been reached. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm1 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 1 micrometers.

volume_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm10_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm10 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 10 micrometers. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm10_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm10 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 10 micrometers.

volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm10_ambient_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. Backwards scattering refers to the sum of scattering into all backward angles i.e. scattering_angle exceeds pi/2 radians. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Ambient aerosol particles" are aerosol particles that have taken up ambient water through hygroscopic growth. The extent of hygroscopic growth depends on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm10 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 10 micrometers. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm1_ambient_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. Backwards scattering refers to the sum of scattering into all backward angles i.e. scattering_angle exceeds pi/2 radians. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Ambient aerosol particles" are aerosol particles that have taken up ambient water through hygroscopic growth. The extent of hygroscopic growth depends on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm1 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 1 micrometers. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm2p5_dry_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. Aerosol particles take up ambient water (a process known as hygroscopic growth) depending on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. "Dry aerosol particles" means aerosol particles without any water uptake. The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm2p5 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 2.5 micrometers.

volume_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm1_dried_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Dried_aerosol_particles" means that the aerosol sample has been dried from the ambient state before sizing, but that the dry state (relative humidity less than 40 per cent) has not necessarily been reached. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm1 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 1 micrometers. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm10_ambient_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Ambient aerosol particles" are aerosol particles that have taken up ambient water through hygroscopic growth. The extent of hygroscopic growth depends on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm10 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 10 micrometers. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm2p5_dried_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Dried_aerosol_particles" means that the aerosol sample has been dried from the ambient state before sizing, but that the dry state (relative humidity less than 40 per cent) has not necessarily been reached. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm2p5 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 2.5 micrometers. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm10_dry_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. Aerosol particles take up ambient water (a process known as hygroscopic growth) depending on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. "Dry aerosol particles" means aerosol particles without any water uptake. The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm10 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 10 micrometers. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm1_dry_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. Aerosol particles take up ambient water (a process known as hygroscopic growth) depending on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. "Dry aerosol particles" means aerosol particles without any water uptake. The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm1 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 1 micrometers. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm10_dried_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Dried_aerosol_particles" means that the aerosol sample has been dried from the ambient state before sizing, but that the dry state (relative humidity less than 40 per cent) has not necessarily been reached. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm10 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 10 micrometers. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_dry_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. Aerosol particles take up ambient water (a process known as hygroscopic growth) depending on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. "Dry aerosol particles" means aerosol particles without any water uptake. The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_dried_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Dried_aerosol_particles" means that the aerosol sample has been dried from the ambient state before sizing, but that the dry state (relative humidity less than 40 per cent) has not necessarily been reached. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm2p5_dry_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. Aerosol particles take up ambient water (a process known as hygroscopic growth) depending on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. "Dry aerosol particles" means aerosol particles without any water uptake. The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm2p5 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 2.5 micrometers. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm10_dry_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. Backwards scattering refers to the sum of scattering into all backward angles i.e. scattering_angle exceeds pi/2 radians. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. Aerosol particles take up ambient water (a process known as hygroscopic growth) depending on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. "Dry aerosol particles" means aerosol particles without any water uptake. The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm10 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 10 micrometers.

volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm10_dried_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Dried_aerosol_particles" means that the aerosol sample has been dried from the ambient state before sizing, but that the dry state (relative humidity less than 40 per cent) has not necessarily been reached. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm10 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 10 micrometers.

volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm1_ambient_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Ambient aerosol particles" are aerosol particles that have taken up ambient water through hygroscopic growth. The extent of hygroscopic growth depends on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm1 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 1 micrometers. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm10_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. Backwards scattering refers to the sum of scattering into all backward angles i.e. scattering_angle exceeds pi/2 radians. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm10 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 10 micrometers.

volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm1_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. Backwards scattering refers to the sum of scattering into all backward angles i.e. scattering_angle exceeds pi/2 radians. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm1 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 1 micrometers.

volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_dried_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. Backwards scattering refers to the sum of scattering into all backward angles i.e. scattering_angle exceeds pi/2 radians. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Dried_aerosol_particles" means that the aerosol sample has been dried from the ambient state before sizing, but that the dry state (relative humidity less than 40 per cent) has not necessarily been reached. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm1_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm1 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 1 micrometers. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_ambient_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Ambient aerosol particles" are aerosol particles that have taken up ambient water through hygroscopic growth. The extent of hygroscopic growth depends on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm2p5_ambient_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Ambient aerosol particles" are aerosol particles that have taken up ambient water through hygroscopic growth. The extent of hygroscopic growth depends on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm2p5 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 2.5 micrometers.

volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm2p5_dried_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. Backwards scattering refers to the sum of scattering into all backward angles i.e. scattering_angle exceeds pi/2 radians. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Dried_aerosol_particles" means that the aerosol sample has been dried from the ambient state before sizing, but that the dry state (relative humidity less than 40 per cent) has not necessarily been reached. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm2p5 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 2.5 micrometers. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm10_dried_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Dried_aerosol_particles" means that the aerosol sample has been dried from the ambient state before sizing, but that the dry state (relative humidity less than 40 per cent) has not necessarily been reached. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm10 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 10 micrometers. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm2p5_dried_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Dried_aerosol_particles" means that the aerosol sample has been dried from the ambient state before sizing, but that the dry state (relative humidity less than 40 per cent) has not necessarily been reached. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm2p5 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 2.5 micrometers. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_dry_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. Aerosol particles take up ambient water (a process known as hygroscopic growth) depending on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. "Dry aerosol particles" means aerosol particles without any water uptake. The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm2p5_dry_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. Aerosol particles take up ambient water (a process known as hygroscopic growth) depending on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. "Dry aerosol particles" means aerosol particles without any water uptake. The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm2p5 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 2.5 micrometers.

volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm1_dry_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. Aerosol particles take up ambient water (a process known as hygroscopic growth) depending on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. "Dry aerosol particles" means aerosol particles without any water uptake. The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm1 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 1 micrometers.

volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm1_ambient_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Ambient aerosol particles" are aerosol particles that have taken up ambient water through hygroscopic growth. The extent of hygroscopic growth depends on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm1 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 1 micrometers.

volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm1_dry_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. Aerosol particles take up ambient water (a process known as hygroscopic growth) depending on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. "Dry aerosol particles" means aerosol particles without any water uptake. The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm1 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 1 micrometers. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm1_dried_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Dried_aerosol_particles" means that the aerosol sample has been dried from the ambient state before sizing, but that the dry state (relative humidity less than 40 per cent) has not necessarily been reached. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm1 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 1 micrometers.

volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm2p5_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm2p5 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 2.5 micrometers.

volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm10_ambient_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Ambient aerosol particles" are aerosol particles that have taken up ambient water through hygroscopic growth. The extent of hygroscopic growth depends on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm10 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 10 micrometers.

volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_dry_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. Aerosol particles take up ambient water (a process known as hygroscopic growth) depending on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. "Dry aerosol particles" means aerosol particles without any water uptake. The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase.

volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm2p5_dried_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Dried_aerosol_particles" means that the aerosol sample has been dried from the ambient state before sizing, but that the dry state (relative humidity less than 40 per cent) has not necessarily been reached. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm2p5 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 2.5 micrometers.

volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm2p5_ambient_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. Backwards scattering refers to the sum of scattering into all backward angles i.e. scattering_angle exceeds pi/2 radians. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Ambient_aerosol" means that the aerosol is measured or modelled at the ambient state of pressure, temperature and relative humidity that exists in its immediate environment. "Ambient aerosol particles" are aerosol particles that have taken up ambient water through hygroscopic growth. The extent of hygroscopic growth depends on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm2p5 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 2.5 micrometers.

volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm10_ambient_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Ambient aerosol particles" are aerosol particles that have taken up ambient water through hygroscopic growth. The extent of hygroscopic growth depends on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm10 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 10 micrometers. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm1_dried_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Dried_aerosol_particles" means that the aerosol sample has been dried from the ambient state before sizing, but that the dry state (relative humidity less than 40 per cent) has not necessarily been reached. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm1 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 1 micrometers. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. Backwards scattering refers to the sum of scattering into all backward angles i.e. scattering_angle exceeds pi/2 radians. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase.

volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_ambient_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. Backwards scattering refers to the sum of scattering into all backward angles i.e. scattering_angle exceeds pi/2 radians. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Ambient aerosol particles" are aerosol particles that have taken up ambient water through hygroscopic growth. The extent of hygroscopic growth depends on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase.

volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm1_dried_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. Backwards scattering refers to the sum of scattering into all backward angles i.e. scattering_angle exceeds pi/2 radians. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Dried_aerosol_particles" means that the aerosol sample has been dried from the ambient state before sizing, but that the dry state (relative humidity less than 40 per cent) has not necessarily been reached. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm1 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 1 micrometers.

volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm10_dry_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. Aerosol particles take up ambient water (a process known as hygroscopic growth) depending on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. "Dry aerosol particles" means aerosol particles without any water uptake. The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm10 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 10 micrometers. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm1_ambient_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. Backwards scattering refers to the sum of scattering into all backward angles i.e. scattering_angle exceeds pi/2 radians. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Ambient aerosol particles" are aerosol particles that have taken up ambient water through hygroscopic growth. The extent of hygroscopic growth depends on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm1 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 1 micrometers.

volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm10_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm10 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 10 micrometers. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm2p5_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm10 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 2.5 micrometers. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_dried_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Dried_aerosol_particles" means that the aerosol sample has been dried from the ambient state before sizing, but that the dry state (relative humidity less than 40 per cent) has not necessarily been reached. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm10_ambient_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. Backwards scattering refers to the sum of scattering into all backward angles i.e. scattering_angle exceeds pi/2 radians. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Ambient_aerosol" means that the aerosol is measured or modelled at the ambient state of pressure, temperature and relative humidity that exists in its immediate environment. "Ambient aerosol particles" are aerosol particles that have taken up ambient water through hygroscopic growth. The extent of hygroscopic growth depends on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm10 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 10 micrometers.

volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm2p5_dried_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. Backwards scattering refers to the sum of scattering into all backward angles i.e. scattering_angle exceeds pi/2 radians. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Dried_aerosol_particles" means that the aerosol sample has been dried from the ambient state before sizing, but that the dry state (relative humidity less than 40 per cent) has not necessarily been reached. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm2p5 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 2.5 micrometers.

volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm10_dried_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. Backwards scattering refers to the sum of scattering into all backward angles i.e. scattering_angle exceeds pi/2 radians. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Dried_aerosol_particles" means that the aerosol sample has been dried from the ambient state before sizing, but that the dry state (relative humidity less than 40 per cent) has not necessarily been reached. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm10 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 10 micrometers.

volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm2p5_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. Backwards scattering refers to the sum of scattering into all backward angles i.e. scattering_angle exceeds pi/2 radians. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm1 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 1 micrometers.

volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm10_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm10 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 10 micrometers.

volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_ambient_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with "specific_" instead of "volume_". A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Ambient_aerosol" means that the aerosol is measured or modelled at the ambient state of pressure, temperature and relative humidity that exists in its immediate environment. "Ambient aerosol particles" are aerosol particles that have taken up ambient water through hygroscopic growth. The extent of hygroscopic growth depends on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm10_dry_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. Aerosol particles take up ambient water (a process known as hygroscopic growth) depending on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. "Dry aerosol particles" means aerosol particles without any water uptake. The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm10 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 10 micrometers.

volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_ambient_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Ambient aerosol particles" are aerosol particles that have taken up ambient water through hygroscopic growth. The extent of hygroscopic growth depends on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase.

volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm1_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm1 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 1 micrometers. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm2p5_ambient_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Ambient aerosol particles" are aerosol particles that have taken up ambient water through hygroscopic growth. The extent of hygroscopic growth depends on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm2p5 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 2.5 micrometers.

volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm1_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. Backwards scattering refers to the sum of scattering into all backward angles i.e. scattering_angle exceeds pi/2 radians. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm1 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 1 micrometers. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm2p5_ambient_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Ambient aerosol particles" are aerosol particles that have taken up ambient water through hygroscopic growth. The extent of hygroscopic growth depends on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm2p5 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 2.5 micrometers. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm1_ambient_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Ambient aerosol particles" are aerosol particles that have taken up ambient water through hygroscopic growth. The extent of hygroscopic growth depends on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm1 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 1 micrometers. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. Backwards scattering refers to the sum of scattering into all backward angles i.e. scattering_angle exceeds pi/2 radians. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_ambient_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. Backwards scattering refers to the sum of scattering into all backward angles i.e. scattering_angle exceeds pi/2 radians. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Ambient aerosol particles" are aerosol particles that have taken up ambient water through hygroscopic growth. The extent of hygroscopic growth depends on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_dry_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. Backwards scattering refers to the sum of scattering into all backward angles i.e. scattering_angle exceeds pi/2 radians. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. Aerosol particles take up ambient water (a process known as hygroscopic growth) depending on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. "Dry aerosol particles" means aerosol particles without any water uptake. The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase.

volume_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm1_ambient_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Ambient aerosol particles" are aerosol particles that have taken up ambient water through hygroscopic growth. The extent of hygroscopic growth depends on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm1 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 1 micrometers.

volume_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_dry_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. Aerosol particles take up ambient water (a process known as hygroscopic growth) depending on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. "Dry aerosol particles" means aerosol particles without any water uptake. The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase.

volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm2p5_ambient_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. Backwards scattering refers to the sum of scattering into all backward angles i.e. scattering_angle exceeds pi/2 radians. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Ambient aerosol particles" are aerosol particles that have taken up ambient water through hygroscopic growth. The extent of hygroscopic growth depends on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm2p5 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 2.5 micrometers. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm2p5_dried_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Dried_aerosol_particles" means that the aerosol sample has been dried from the ambient state before sizing, but that the dry state (relative humidity less than 40 per cent) has not necessarily been reached. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm10 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 10 micrometers.

volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm2p5_dry_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. Aerosol particles take up ambient water (a process known as hygroscopic growth) depending on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. "Dry aerosol particles" means aerosol particles without any water uptake. The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm2p5 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 2.5 micrometers. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm10_dried_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. Backwards scattering refers to the sum of scattering into all backward angles i.e. scattering_angle exceeds pi/2 radians. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Dried_aerosol_particles" means that the aerosol sample has been dried from the ambient state before sizing, but that the dry state (relative humidity less than 40 per cent) has not necessarily been reached. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm10 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 10 micrometers. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_dry_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. Backwards scattering refers to the sum of scattering into all backward angles i.e. scattering_angle exceeds pi/2 radians. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. Aerosol particles take up ambient water (a process known as hygroscopic growth) depending on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. "Dry aerosol particles" means aerosol particles without any water uptake. The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm1_dry_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. Backwards scattering refers to the sum of scattering into all backward angles i.e. scattering_angle exceeds pi/2 radians. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. Aerosol particles take up ambient water (a process known as hygroscopic growth) depending on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. "Dry aerosol particles" means aerosol particles without any water uptake. The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm1 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 1 micrometers. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm2p5_dry_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. Backwards scattering refers to the sum of scattering into all backward angles i.e. scattering_angle exceeds pi/2 radians. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. Aerosol particles take up ambient water (a process known as hygroscopic growth) depending on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. "Dry aerosol particles" means aerosol particles without any water uptake. The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm2p5 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 2.5 micrometers. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm1_dried_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. Backwards scattering refers to the sum of scattering into all backward angles i.e. scattering_angle exceeds pi/2 radians. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Dried_aerosol_particles" means that the aerosol sample has been dried from the ambient state before sizing, but that the dry state (relative humidity less than 40 per cent) has not necessarily been reached. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm1 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 1 micrometers. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm2p5_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm2p5 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 2.5 micrometers.

volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm10_dry_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. Backwards scattering refers to the sum of scattering into all backward angles i.e. scattering_angle exceeds pi/2 radians. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. Aerosol particles take up ambient water (a process known as hygroscopic growth) depending on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. "Dry aerosol particles" means aerosol particles without any water uptake. The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm10 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 10 micrometers. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm10_ambient_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Ambient aerosol particles" are aerosol particles that have taken up ambient water through hygroscopic growth. The extent of hygroscopic growth depends on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm10 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 10 micrometers.

volume_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm1_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm1 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 1 micrometers.

volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm2p5_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. Backwards scattering refers to the sum of scattering into all backward angles i.e. scattering_angle exceeds pi/2 radians. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm2p5 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 2.5 micrometers. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm10_dried_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Dried_aerosol_particles" means that the aerosol sample has been dried from the ambient state before sizing, but that the dry state (relative humidity less than 40 per cent) has not necessarily been reached. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm10 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 10 micrometers.

volume_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase.

volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm10_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. Backwards scattering refers to the sum of scattering into all backward angles i.e. scattering_angle exceeds pi/2 radians. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm10 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 10 micrometers. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm1_dry_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. Backwards scattering refers to the sum of scattering into all backward angles i.e. scattering_angle exceeds pi/2 radians. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. Aerosol particles take up ambient water (a process known as hygroscopic growth) depending on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. "Dry aerosol particles" means aerosol particles without any water uptake. The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm1 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 1 micrometers.

volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm2p5_dry_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. Backwards scattering refers to the sum of scattering into all backward angles i.e. scattering_angle exceeds pi/2 radians. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. Aerosol particles take up ambient water (a process known as hygroscopic growth) depending on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. "Dry aerosol particles" means aerosol particles without any water uptake. The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm2p5 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 2.5 micrometers.

volume_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm1_dry_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. Aerosol particles take up ambient water (a process known as hygroscopic growth) depending on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. "Dry aerosol particles" means aerosol particles without any water uptake. The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm1 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 1 micrometers.

volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm2p5_ambient_aerosol_particles_at_standard_temperature_and_pressure

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments: Created by bulk upload
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Ambient aerosol particles" are aerosol particles that have taken up ambient water through hygroscopic growth. The extent of hygroscopic growth depends on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm2p5 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 2.5 micrometers. "Standard_temperature_and_pressure" refer to a reference volume at 273.15 K temperature and 1013.25 hPa pressure.

water_evapotranspiration_flux

under discussion
Proposer:
Proposed Date: None
Comments:
CF mailing list link:
Units: kg m-2 s-1 (KSP2)
Updated term description
Water means water in all phases. Evaporation is the conversion of liquid or solid into vapor. (The conversion of solid alone into vapor is called "sublimation".) The process of transpiration is not included. In accordance with common usage in geophysical disciplines, "flux" implies per unit area, called "flux density" in physics. Unless indicated in the cell_methods attribute, a quantity is assumed to apply to the whole area of each horizontal grid box. Previously, the qualifier where_type was used to specify that the quantity applies only to the part of the grid box of the named type. Names containing the where_type qualifier are deprecated and newly created data should use the cell_methods attribute to indicate the horizontal area to which the quantity applies. In the versions before 56 transpiration was not mentioned and for versions 56 to 71 it was allowed to use water_evaporation_flux as an alias.

atmosphere_mass_content_of_rain

under discussion
Proposer: Yuling Wu
Proposed Date: Aug. 6, 2020
Comments:
CF mailing list link: Standard name: AMSR products
Units: kg m-2 (KMP2)
New Term
"Content" indicates a quantity per unit area. The mass is the total mass of the molecules. The "atmosphere content" of a quantity refers to the vertical integral from the surface to the top of the atmosphere. For the content between specified levels in the atmosphere, standard names including "content_of_atmosphere_layer" are used. "Rain" means drops of water falling through the atmosphere that have a diameter greater than 0.5 mm.

water_evapotranspiration_amount

under discussion
Proposer: Beate Geyer
Proposed Date: June 18, 2021
Comments:
Units: kg m-2 (KMP2)
New Term
Water means water in all phases. "Evapotranspiration" means all water vapor fluxes into the atmosphere from the surface: liquid evaporation, sublimation, and transpiration. Evaporation is the conversion of liquid or solid into vapor. Transpiration is the process by which water is carried from the roots of plants and evaporates from the stomata. (The conversion of solid alone into vapor is called "sublimation".) "Amount" means mass per unit area. Unless indicated in the cell_methods attribute, a quantity is assumed to apply to the whole area of each horizontal grid box.

water_potential_evapotranspiration_amount

under discussion
Proposer: Beate Geyer
Proposed Date: June 18, 2021
Comments:
Units: kg m-2 (KMP2)
New Term
"Water" means water in all phases. "Evapotranspiration" means all water vapor fluxes into the atmosphere from the surface: liquid evaporation, sublimation, and transpiration. Evaporation is the conversion of liquid or solid into vapor. Transpiration is the process by which water is carried from the roots of plants and evaporates from the stomata. (The conversion of solid alone into vapor is called "sublimation".) Potential evapotranspiration is the rate at which evaporation would take place under unaltered ambient conditions (temperature, relative humidity, wind, etc.) if the supply of water were unlimited, on the surface as if from an open water surface and unlimited in the soil. "Amount" means mass per unit area.

downward_heat_flux_at_snow_base_in_snow

under discussion
Proposer: Martin Juckes
Proposed Date: May 13, 2020
Comments:
Units: W m-2 (UFAA)
Term change from Term: downward_heat_flux_at_ground_level_in_snow
"snow_base" means the bottom of a layer of snow which is lying on rock, soil or ice. "Downward" indicates a vector component which is positive when directed downward (negative upward). In accordance with common usage in geophysical disciplines, "flux" implies per unit area, called "flux density" in physics.

volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_pm1_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments:
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Pm1 aerosol particles" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 1 micrometers.

volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_air_due_to_aerosol_particles

accepted
Proposer: Markus Fiebig
Proposed Date: Sept. 22, 2021
Comments:
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. A scattering_angle should not be specified with this quantity. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. To specify the relative humidity at which the sample was measured, provide a scalar coordinate variable with the standard name of "relative_humidity". The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase.

concentration_of_colored_dissolved_organic_matter_in_sea_water_expressed_as_fluorescence_in_raman_units

under discussion
Proposer: Yannick Kern & Colin Stedmon
Proposed Date: March 17, 2023
Comments:
Units: nm-1
New Term
Also commonly known as Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM). CDOM plays an important role in the carbon cycling and biogeochemistry of coastal waters. It occurs naturally in aquatic environments primarily as a result of matter released from decaying plant and animal matter, which can enter coastal areas in river run-off containing organic materials leached from soils. Fluorescence intensity is normalised to the integrated Raman scattering peak of pure water from excitation at 350 nm, and therefore reported in Raman Units. The wavelengths that fluorescence is measured at will depend on the sensor used and is stated as an radiation_wavelength attribute (eg. “Ex350nm Em460nm”).

spectral_slope_of_volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water_due_to_dissolved_organic_matter

under discussion
Proposer: Yannick Kern & Colin Stedmon
Proposed Date: March 17, 2023
Comments:
Units: m-1 (UPRM)
New Term
A measure of the dependency of the volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water_due_to_dissolved_organic_matter on wavelength. The wavelength range it has been calculated over is stated as an radiation_wavelength attribute (e.g. “275-295 nm”).

moles_of_nitrous_oxide_per_unit_mass_in_sea_water

new
Proposer: Alison Pamment
Proposed Date: Feb. 8, 2023
Comments: Remove duplicate N2O sentence from description.
Units: mol kg-1 (MLKG)
Updated term description
The construction "moles_of_X_per_unit_mass_in_Y" is also called "molality" of X in Y, where X is a material constituent of Y. A chemical species or biological group denoted by X may be described by a single term such as "nitrogen" or a phrase such as "nox_expressed_as_nitrogen". The chemical formula for nitrous oxide is N2O. The equivalent term in the NERC P01 Parameter Usage Vocabulary may be found at http://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/P01/current/DN2OZZ01/.

water_volume_contained_in_river_channel

under discussion
Proposer: Dikra Khedhaouiria
Proposed Date: Oct. 6, 2021
Comments: Github #134 1.
Units: m3 (MCUB)
New Term
The river_channel represents a body of water flowing along a natural channel and storage refers to the amount of water stored in that channel.

mass_concentration_of_phycoerythrin_5_in_sea_water

under discussion
Proposer: Fernando Carvalho Pacheco & Fernando Santiago-Mandujano & Karin Bjorkman & Andrew Barna
Proposed Date: Oct. 19, 2021
Comments: Github #135 8.
"Mass concentration" means mass per unit volume and is used in the construction "mass_concentration_of_X_in_Y", where X is a material constituent of Y. A chemical species or biological group denoted by X may be described by a single term such as "nitrogen" or a phrase such as "nox_expressed_as_nitrogen". “Phycoerythrin-5” is the concentration of phycoerythrin in the 10-5 µm fractions per unit volume of the water body.

enrichment_of_15N_in_particulate_nitrogen_in_particles_in_sea_water_expressed_as_lowercase_delta_15N_relative_to_atmospheric_nitrogen

under discussion
Proposer: Fernando Carvalho Pacheco & Fernando Santiago-Mandujano & Karin Bjorkman & Andrew Barna
Proposed Date: Oct. 19, 2021
Comments: Github #135 17. Is this the same as term 10? (Term 18 withdrawn as duplicate of term 11).
Isotopic enrichment of 15N, often called d15N or delta 15N (lower case delta), is a measure of the ratio of stable isotopes 15N:14N. Reference: Karl, D. (2018) Sediment trap flux measurements from the Hawaii Ocean Time-Series (HOT) project at station ALOHA. Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO). doi:10.1575/1912/bco-dmo.737393.1.

mass_concentration_of_phycoerythrin_10_in_sea_water

under discussion
Proposer: Fernando Carvalho Pacheco & Fernando Santiago-Mandujano & Karin Bjorkman & Andrew Barna
Proposed Date: Oct. 19, 2021
Comments: Github #135 9.
"Mass concentration" means mass per unit volume and is used in the construction "mass_concentration_of_X_in_Y", where X is a material constituent of Y. A chemical species or biological group denoted by X may be described by a single term such as "nitrogen" or a phrase such as "nox_expressed_as_nitrogen". “Phycoerythrin-10” is the concentration of phycoerythrin >10 µm fractions per unit volume of the water body.

mass_concentration_of_phycoerythrin_4_in_sea_water

under discussion
Proposer: Fernando Carvalho Pacheco & Fernando Santiago-Mandujano & Karin Bjorkman & Andrew Barna
Proposed Date: Oct. 19, 2021
Comments: Github #135 7.
"Mass concentration" means mass per unit volume and is used in the construction "mass_concentration_of_X_in_Y", where X is a material constituent of Y. A chemical species or biological group denoted by X may be described by a single term such as "nitrogen" or a phrase such as "nox_expressed_as_nitrogen". “Phycoerythrin-4” is the concentration of phycoerythrin in the 5-0.4 µm fractions per unit volume of the water body.

spectral_width_of_radio_wave_scattered_by_air

under discussion
Proposer: Ingemar Häggström
Proposed Date: Oct. 1, 2021
Comments:
Units: Hz (UTHZ)
New Term
The "instrument" (examples are radar and lidar) is the device used to make the observation. The "scatterers" are what causes the transmitted signal to be returned to the instrument (examples are aerosols, hydrometeors and refractive index irregularities), of whatever kind the instrument detects. A standard name referring to frequency width of the received signal.

radio_signal_roundtrip_travel_time_in_air

under discussion
Proposer: Ingemar Häggström
Proposed Date: Oct. 1, 2021
Comments:
Units: s (UTBB/)
New Term
The "instrument" (examples are radar and lidar) is the device used to make the observation. The "scatterers" are what causes the transmitted signal to be returned to the instrument (examples are aerosols, hydrometeors and refractive index irregularities), of whatever kind the instrument detects. A standard name referring to time taken for a signal to propagate from the emitting instrument to a reflecting volume and back again to the instrument.

received_power_of_radio_wave_scattered_by_air

under discussion
Proposer: Ingemar Häggström
Proposed Date: Oct. 1, 2021
Comments:
Units: W (WATT)
New Term
The "instrument" (examples are radar and lidar) is the device used to make the observation. The "scatterers" are what causes the transmitted signal to be returned to the instrument (examples are aerosols, hydrometeors and refractive index irregularities), of whatever kind the instrument detects. A standard name referring to the recieved power of the signal at the instrument.

northward_storm_velocity

under discussion
Proposer: Emily Schlie, Eric Engle, and the CAMPS team (NOAA MDL)
Proposed Date: Dec. 22, 2020
Comments:
CF mailing list link: Standard names: **
Units: m s-1 (UVAA)
New Term
The northward component of storm_motion. "Northward" indicates a vector component which is positive when directed northward (negative southward). Storm_motion is defined as the average speed of a storm and the direction the storm will move from.

eastward_storm_velocity

under discussion
Proposer: Emily Schlie, Eric Engle, and the CAMPS team
Proposed Date: Dec. 22, 2020
Comments:
CF mailing list link: Standard names: **
Units: m s-1 (UVAA)
New Term
The eastward component of storm motion. “Eastward” indicates a vector component which is positive when directed eastward (negative westward). Storm motion is defined as the average speed of a storm and the direction the storm will move from.

residuum_of_soil_water_content

under discussion
Proposer: Ronny Petrik and Klaus Keuler and Burkhardt Rockel
Proposed Date: May 20, 2021
Comments:
Units: kg m-2 (KMP2)
New Term
"Water" means water in all phases. "Content" indicates a quantity per unit area. The mass content of water in soil refers to the vertical integral from the surface down to those layer of the soil model which is the lowermost hydrological active layer. For the content between specified levels in the soil, standard names including "content_of_soil_layer" are used. "Residuum" is defined by the difference between the tendency of the soil moisture content over a specific time period (left hand side of soil water equation) and the sum of the sources and sinks of soil water over the same time period (right hand side of equation). A positive value means that the soil becomes falsely wetter in a model and a negative value means the soil becomes falsely dryer. It should be noted, that the residuum has to be calculated excluding climatological layers where the temperature or the soil water content is kept to a climatological value or a value given by another soil layer.

sea_surface_wave_variance_spectral_density_attenuation_coefficient_due_to_icebergs

under discussion
Proposer: Andy Saulter
Proposed Date: Dec. 21, 2020
Comments:
Units: 1 (UUUU)
New Term
The attenuation coefficient is the fractional reduction of sea_surface_wave_variance_spectral_density due to the stated process. Attenuation is the sum of absorption and scattering.

sea_water_temperature_anomaly

new
Proposer:
Proposed Date: None
Comments:
CF mailing list link:
Units: K (UPKA)
Updated term description
The term "anomaly" means difference from climatology. Sea water temperature is the in situ temperature of the sea water. To specify the depth at which the temperature anomaly applies, use a vertical coordinate variable or scalar coordinate variable. To specify the reference (baseline) epoch to which the quantity applies, provide a scalar coordinate variable with standard name reference_epoch.

surface_roughness_length_due_to_vegetation

under discussion
Proposer: Yuling Wu
Proposed Date: Aug. 6, 2020
Comments:
Units: m (ULAA)
New Term
"Vegetation roughness" in fluid dynamics means the surface roughness caused by vegetation in impeding the flow.

lwe_solid_precipitation_rate

under discussion
Proposer: Yuling Wu
Proposed Date: Aug. 6, 2020
Comments:
Units: m s-1 (UVAA)
New Term
"Frozen Precipitation" in the earth's atmosphere means precipitation of water in frozen phase only. The abbreviation "lwe" means liquid water equivalent.

mass_concentration_of_pm10_calcium_dry_aerosol_particles_in_air

under discussion
Proposer: Jen Thomas and Christian Tatzelt
Proposed Date: June 29, 2020
Comments: Linked to discussion of "dry_aerosol" in https://github.com/cf-convention/discuss/issues/61.
Units: kg m-3 (UKMC)
New Term
"Mass concentration" means mass per unit volume and is used in the construction "mass_concentration_of_X_in_Y", where X is a material constituent of Y. A chemical species or biological group denoted by X may be described by a single term such as "nitrogen" or a phrase such as "nox_expressed_as_nitrogen". "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. Aerosol particles take up ambient water (a process known as hygroscopic growth) depending on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. "Dry aerosol particles" means aerosol particles without any water uptake. "Pm10 aerosol" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 10 micrometers. The chemical formula for the calcium dication is Ca(2+).

mass_concentration_of_pm10_chloride_dry_aerosol_particles_in_air

under discussion
Proposer: Jen Thomas and Christian Tatzelt
Proposed Date: June 29, 2020
Comments: Linked to discussion of "dry_aerosol" in https://github.com/cf-convention/discuss/issues/61.
Units: kg m-3 (UKMC)
New Term
"Mass concentration" means mass per unit volume and is used in the construction "mass_concentration_of_X_in_Y", where X is a material constituent of Y. A chemical species or biological group denoted by X may be described by a single term such as "nitrogen" or a phrase such as "nox_expressed_as_nitrogen". "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. Aerosol particles take up ambient water (a process known as hygroscopic growth) depending on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. "Dry aerosol particles" means aerosol particles without any water uptake. "Pm10 aerosol" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 10 micrometers. The chemical formula for chloride is Cl-.

mass_concentration_of_pm10_oxalate_dry_aerosol_particles_in_air

under discussion
Proposer: Jen Thomas and Christian Tatzelt
Proposed Date: June 29, 2020
Comments: Linked to discussion of "dry_aerosol" in https://github.com/cf-convention/discuss/issues/61.
Units: kg m-3 (UKMC)
New Term
"Mass concentration" means mass per unit volume and is used in the construction "mass_concentration_of_X_in_Y", where X is a material constituent of Y. A chemical species or biological group denoted by X may be described by a single term such as "nitrogen" or a phrase such as "nox_expressed_as_nitrogen". "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. Aerosol particles take up ambient water (a process known as hygroscopic growth) depending on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. "Dry aerosol particles" means aerosol particles without any water uptake. "Pm10 aerosol" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 10 micrometers. The chemical formula for the oxalate dianion is C2O4(2-).

mass_concentration_of_pm10_bromide_dry_aerosol_particles_in_air

under discussion
Proposer: Jen Thomas and Christian Tatzelt
Proposed Date: June 29, 2020
Comments: Linked to discussion of "dry_aerosol" in https://github.com/cf-convention/discuss/issues/61.
Units: kg m-3 (UKMC)
New Term
"Mass concentration" means mass per unit volume and is used in the construction "mass_concentration_of_X_in_Y", where X is a material constituent of Y. A chemical species or biological group denoted by X may be described by a single term such as "nitrogen" or a phrase such as "nox_expressed_as_nitrogen". "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. Aerosol particles take up ambient water (a process known as hygroscopic growth) depending on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. "Dry aerosol particles" means aerosol particles without any water uptake. "Pm10 aerosol" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 10 micrometers. The chemical formula for the bromide anion is Br-.

mass_concentration_of_pm10_methanesulfonic_acid_dry_aerosol_particles_in_air

under discussion
Proposer: Jen Thomas and Christian Tatzelt
Proposed Date: June 29, 2020
Comments: Linked to discussion of "dry_aerosol" in https://github.com/cf-convention/discuss/issues/61.
Units: kg m-3 (UKMC)
New Term
"Mass concentration" means mass per unit volume and is used in the construction "mass_concentration_of_X_in_Y", where X is a material constituent of Y. A chemical species or biological group denoted by X may be described by a single term such as "nitrogen" or a phrase such as "nox_expressed_as_nitrogen". "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. Aerosol particles take up ambient water (a process known as hygroscopic growth) depending on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. "Dry aerosol particles" means aerosol particles without any water uptake. "Pm10 aerosol" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 10 micrometers. The chemical formula for methanesulfonic acid is CH3SO3H.

mass_concentration_of_pm10_sodium_dry_aerosol_particles_in_air

under discussion
Proposer: Jen Thomas and Christian Tatzelt
Proposed Date: June 29, 2020
Comments: Linked to discussion of "dry_aerosol" in https://github.com/cf-convention/discuss/issues/61.
Units: kg m-3 (UKMC)
New Term
"Mass concentration" means mass per unit volume and is used in the construction "mass_concentration_of_X_in_Y", where X is a material constituent of Y. A chemical species or biological group denoted by X may be described by a single term such as "nitrogen" or a phrase such as "nox_expressed_as_nitrogen". "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. Aerosol particles take up ambient water (a process known as hygroscopic growth) depending on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. "Dry aerosol particles" means aerosol particles without any water uptake. "Pm10 aerosol" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 10 micrometers. The chemical formula for the sodium cation is Na+.

mass_concentration_of_pm10_potassium_dry_aerosol_particles_in_air

under discussion
Proposer: Jen Thomas and Christian Tatzelt
Proposed Date: June 29, 2020
Comments: Linked to discussion of "dry_aerosol" in https://github.com/cf-convention/discuss/issues/61.
Units: kg m-3 (UKMC)
New Term
"Mass concentration" means mass per unit volume and is used in the construction "mass_concentration_of_X_in_Y", where X is a material constituent of Y. A chemical species or biological group denoted by X may be described by a single term such as "nitrogen" or a phrase such as "nox_expressed_as_nitrogen". "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. Aerosol particles take up ambient water (a process known as hygroscopic growth) depending on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. "Dry aerosol particles" means aerosol particles without any water uptake. "Pm10 aerosol" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 10 micrometers. The chemical formula for the potassium cation is K+.

mass_concentration_of_pm10_magnesium_dry_aerosol_particles_in_air

under discussion
Proposer: Jen Thomas and Christian Tatzelt
Proposed Date: June 29, 2020
Comments: Linked to discussion of "dry_aerosol" in https://github.com/cf-convention/discuss/issues/61.
Units: kg m-3 (UKMC)
New Term
"Mass concentration" means mass per unit volume and is used in the construction "mass_concentration_of_X_in_Y", where X is a material constituent of Y. A chemical species or biological group denoted by X may be described by a single term such as "nitrogen" or a phrase such as "nox_expressed_as_nitrogen". "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. Aerosol particles take up ambient water (a process known as hygroscopic growth) depending on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. "Dry aerosol particles" means aerosol particles without any water uptake. "Pm10 aerosol" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 10 micrometers. The chemical formula for the magnesium dication is Mg(2+).

mass_concentration_of_pm10_nitrate_dry_aerosol_particles_in_air

under discussion
Proposer: Jen Thomas and Christian Tatzelt
Proposed Date: June 29, 2020
Comments: Linked to discussion of "dry_aerosol" in https://github.com/cf-convention/discuss/issues/61.
Units: kg m-3 (UKMC)
New Term
"Mass concentration" means mass per unit volume and is used in the construction "mass_concentration_of_X_in_Y", where X is a material constituent of Y. A chemical species or biological group denoted by X may be described by a single term such as "nitrogen" or a phrase such as "nox_expressed_as_nitrogen". "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. Aerosol particles take up ambient water (a process known as hygroscopic growth) depending on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. "Dry aerosol particles" means aerosol particles without any water uptake. "Pm10 aerosol" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 10 micrometers. The chemical formula for the nitrate anion is NO3-.

mass_concentration_of_pm10_sulfate_dry_aerosol_particles_in_air

under discussion
Proposer: Jen Thomas and Christian Tatzelt
Proposed Date: June 29, 2020
Comments: Linked to discussion of "dry_aerosol" in https://github.com/cf-convention/discuss/issues/61.
Units: kg m-3 (UKMC)
New Term
"Mass concentration" means mass per unit volume and is used in the construction "mass_concentration_of_X_in_Y", where X is a material constituent of Y. A chemical species or biological group denoted by X may be described by a single term such as "nitrogen" or a phrase such as "nox_expressed_as_nitrogen". "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. Aerosol particles take up ambient water (a process known as hygroscopic growth) depending on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. "Dry aerosol particles" means aerosol particles without any water uptake. "Pm10 aerosol" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 10 micrometers. The chemical formula for the sulfate anion is SO4(2-).

mass_concentration_of_pm10_ammonium_dry_aerosol_particles_in_air

under discussion
Proposer: Jen Thomas and Christian Tatzelt
Proposed Date: June 29, 2020
Comments: Linked to discussion of "dry_aerosol" in https://github.com/cf-convention/discuss/issues/61.
Units: kg m-3 (UKMC)
New Term
"Mass concentration" means mass per unit volume and is used in the construction "mass_concentration_of_X_in_Y", where X is a material constituent of Y. A chemical species or biological group denoted by X may be described by a single term such as "nitrogen" or a phrase such as "nox_expressed_as_nitrogen". "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. Aerosol particles take up ambient water (a process known as hygroscopic growth) depending on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. "Dry aerosol particles" means aerosol particles without any water uptake. "Pm10 aerosol" means atmospheric particulate compounds with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 10 micrometers. The chemical formula for ammonium is NH4.

lake_water_temperature

new
Proposer: Beate Geyer and Burkhardt Rockel
Proposed Date: Aug. 21, 2020
Comments:
CF mailing list link: Standard names: lake variables
Units: degree (UAAA)
New Term
Lake water temperature is the in situ temperature of the lake water. To specify the depth at which the temperature applies use a vertical coordinate variable or scalar coordinate variable.

lake_floor_depth_below_lake_surface

new
Proposer: Beate Geyer and Burkhardt Rockel
Proposed Date: Aug. 21, 2020
Comments:
CF mailing list link: Standard names: lake variables
Units: m (ULAA)
New Term
The lake_floor_depth_below_lake_surface is the vertical distance between the lake surface and the lake bed as measured at a given point in space.

lake_mixed_layer_thickness

new
Proposer: Beate Geyer and Burkhardt Rockel
Proposed Date: Aug. 21, 2020
Comments:
CF mailing list link: Standard names: lake variables
Units: m (ULAA)
New Term
The lake mixed layer is the upper part of the ocean, regarded as being well-mixed. Various criteria are used to define the mixed layer; this can be specified by using a standard name of lake_mixed_layer_defined_by_X. "Thickness" means the vertical extent of a layer.

surface_longwave_dust_ambient_aerosol_direct_radiative_effect

under discussion
Proposer: Martin Juckes
Proposed Date: April 24, 2019
Comments:
Units: W m-2 (UFAA)
Term change from Term: surface_net_downward_longwave_dust_ambient_aerosol_particles_direct_radiative_effect
The surface called "surface" means the lower boundary of the atmosphere. The term "longwave" means longwave radiation. "X_direct_radiative_effect" refers to the instantaneous radiative impact of X on the Earth's energy balance, excluding secondary effects such as changes in cloud cover which may be caused by X. A positive radiative forcing or radiative effect is equivalent to a downward radiative flux and contributes to a warming of the earth system. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Ambient_aerosol" means that the aerosol is measured or modelled at the ambient state of pressure, temperature and relative humidity that exists in its immediate environment.

surface_shortwave_dust_ambient_aerosol_direct_radiative_effect_assuming_clear_sky

under discussion
Proposer: Martin Juckes
Proposed Date: April 24, 2019
Comments:
Units: W m-2 (UFAA)
Term change from Term: surface_net_downward_shortwave_dust_ambient_aerosol_particles_direct_radiative_effect_assuming_clear_sky
The surface called "surface" means the lower boundary of the atmosphere. The term "shortwave" means shortwave radiation. "X_direct_radiative_effect" refers to the instantaneous radiative impact of X on the Earth's energy balance, excluding secondary effects such as changes in cloud cover which may be caused by X. A positive radiative forcing or radiative effect is equivalent to a downward radiative flux and contributes to a warming of the earth system. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Ambient_aerosol" means that the aerosol is measured or modelled at the ambient state of pressure, temperature and relative humidity that exists in its immediate environment. A phrase "assuming_condition" indicates that the named quantity is the value which would obtain if all aspects of the system were unaltered except for the assumption of the circumstances specified by the condition. "Clear sky" means in the absence of clouds.

surface_longwave_dust_ambient_aerosol_direct_radiative_effect_assuming_clear_sky

under discussion
Proposer: Martin Juckes
Proposed Date: April 24, 2019
Comments:
Units: W m-2 (UFAA)
Term change from Term: surface_net_downward_longwave_dust_ambient_aerosol_particles_direct_radiative_effect_assuming_clear_sky
The surface called "surface" means the lower boundary of the atmosphere. The term "longwave" means longwave radiation. "X_direct_radiative_effect" refers to the instantaneous radiative impact of X on the Earth's energy balance, excluding secondary effects such as changes in cloud cover which may be caused by X. A positive radiative forcing or radiative effect is equivalent to a downward radiative flux and contributes to a warming of the earth system. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Ambient_aerosol" means that the aerosol is measured or modelled at the ambient state of pressure, temperature and relative humidity that exists in its immediate environment. A phrase "assuming_condition" indicates that the named quantity is the value which would obtain if all aspects of the system were unaltered except for the assumption of the circumstances specified by the condition. "Clear sky" means in the absence of clouds.

toa_longwave_dust_ambient_aerosol_direct_radiative_effect_assuming_clear_sky

under discussion
Proposer: Martin Juckes
Proposed Date: April 24, 2019
Comments:
Units: W m-2 (UFAA)
Term change from Term: toa_longwave_dust_ambient_aerosol_particles_direct_radiative_effect_assuming_clear_sky
The abbreviation "toa" means top of atmosphere. The term "longwave" means longwave radiation. "X_direct_radiative_effect" refers to the instantaneous radiative impact of X on the Earth's energy balance, excluding secondary effects such as changes in cloud cover which may be caused by X. A positive radiative forcing or radiative effect is equivalent to a downward radiative flux and contributes to a warming of the earth system. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Ambient_aerosol" means that the aerosol is measured or modelled at the ambient state of pressure, temperature and relative humidity that exists in its immediate environment. A phrase "assuming_condition" indicates that the named quantity is the value which would obtain if all aspects of the system were unaltered except for the assumption of the circumstances specified by the condition. "Clear sky" means in the absence of clouds.

surface_shortwave_dust_ambient_aerosol_direct_radiative_effect

under discussion
Proposer: Martin Juckes
Proposed Date: April 24, 2019
Comments:
Units: W m-2 (UFAA)
Term change from Term: surface_net_downward_shortwave_dust_ambient_aerosol_particles_direct_radiative_effect
The surface called "surface" means the lower boundary of the atmosphere. The term "shortwave" means shortwave radiation. "X_direct_radiative_effect" refers to the instantaneous radiative impact of X on the Earth's energy balance, excluding secondary effects such as changes in cloud cover which may be caused by X. A positive radiative forcing or radiative effect is equivalent to a downward radiative flux and contributes to a warming of the earth system. "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. "Ambient_aerosol" means that the aerosol is measured or modelled at the ambient state of pressure, temperature and relative humidity that exists in its immediate environment.

upward_turbulent_heat_flux_in_air

under discussion
Proposer: Martin Juckes / Alison Pamment
Proposed Date: July 4, 2018
Comments: Arising from LS3MIP discussion.
Units: W m-2 (UFAA)
Term change from Term: upward_sensible_heat_flux_in_air
"Upward" indicates a vector component which is positive when directed upward (negative downward). The "turbulent heat flux" is the exchange of heat caused by the motion of air. In accordance with common usage in geophysical disciplines, "flux" implies per unit area, called "flux density" in physics.

surface_upward_turbulent_heat_flux

under discussion
Proposer: Martin Juckes / Alison Pamment
Proposed Date: July 4, 2018
Comments: Arising from LS3MIP discussion.
Units: W m-2 (UFAA)
Term change from Term: surface_upward_sensible_heat_flux
The surface called "surface" means the lower boundary of the atmosphere. "Upward" indicates a vector component which is positive when directed upward (negative downward). The "turbulent heat flux" is the exchange of heat between the surface and the air by motion of air. In accordance with common usage in geophysical disciplines, "flux" implies per unit area, called "flux density" in physics. Unless indicated in the cell_methods attribute, a quantity is assumed to apply to the whole area of each horizontal grid box. Previously, the qualifier "where_type" was used to specify that the quantity applies only to the part of the grid box of the named type. Names containing the where_type qualifier are deprecated and newly created data should use the cell_methods attribute to indicate the horizontal area to which the quantity applies.

integral_wrt_time_of_surface_downward_turbulent_heat_flux

under discussion
Proposer: Martin Juckes / Alison Pamment
Proposed Date: July 4, 2018
Comments: Arising from LS3MIP discussion.
Units: W s m-2 (WSMM)
Term change from Term: integral_wrt_time_of_surface_downward_sensible_heat_flux
The phrase "integral_wrt_X_of_Y" means int Y dX. The data variable should have an axis for X specifying the limits of the integral as bounds. "wrt" means with respect to. The surface called "surface" means the lower boundary of the atmosphere. "Downward" indicates a vector component which is positive when directed downward (negative upward). The "turbulent heat flux" is the exchange of heat between the surface and the air by motion of air. In accordance with common usage in geophysical disciplines, "flux" implies per unit area, called "flux density" in physics.

surface_downward_turbulent_heat_flux

under discussion
Proposer: Martin Juckes / Alison Pamment
Proposed Date: July 4, 2018
Comments: Arising from LS3MIP discussion.
Units: W m-2 (UFAA)
Term change from Term: surface_downward_sensible_heat_flux
The surface called "surface" means the lower boundary of the atmosphere. "Downward" indicates a vector component which is positive when directed downward (negative upward). The "turbulent heat flux" is the exchange of heat between the surface and the air by motion of air. In accordance with common usage in geophysical disciplines, "flux" implies per unit area, called "flux density" in physics.

isotope_ratio_of_2H_to_1H_in_sea_water_excluding_solutes_and_solids

under discussion
Proposer: Martin Juckes
Proposed Date: April 3, 2018
Comments: CMIP6 - PMIP. 12.
Units: 1 (UUUU)
New Term
The phrase "ratio_of_X_to_Y" means X/Y. The phrase "isotope_ratio" is used in the construction isotope_ratio_of_A_to_B where A and B are both named isotopes. It means the ratio of the number of atoms of A to the number of atoms of B present within a medium. "H" means the element "hydrogen" and "2H" is the stable isotope "hydrogen-2", usually called "deuterium". "1H" is the stable isotope "hydrogen-1". The phrase "in_sea_water_excluding_solutes_and_solids" means that the standard name refers to the composition of the sea water medium itself and does not include material that may be dissolved or suspended in the medium.

atmosphere_mole_content_of_semiheavy_water_vapor

under discussion
Proposer: Maarten Sneep
Proposed Date: Feb. 23, 2018
Comments:
"Content" indicates a quantity per unit area. The "atmosphere content" of a quantity refers to the vertical integral from the surface to the top of the atmosphere. For the content between specified levels in the atmosphere, standard names including "content_of_atmosphere_layer" are used. The construction "atmosphere_mole_content_of_X" means the vertically integrated number of moles of X above a unit area. The chemical formula for semi-heavy water is HDO, water with one hydrogen replaced by deuterium.

mass_fraction_of_chloride_dry_aerosol_particles_in_air

under discussion
Proposer: Daniel Neumann
Proposed Date: May 18, 2017
Comments:
Units: 1 (UUUU)
New Term
Mass fraction is used in the construction "mass_fraction_of_X_in_Y", where X is a material constituent of Y. It means the ratio of the mass of X to the mass of Y (including X). A chemical or biological species denoted by X may be described by a single term such as "nitrogen" or a phrase such as "nox_expressed_as_nitrogen". "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. Aerosol particles take up ambient water (a process known as hygroscopic growth) depending on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. "Dry aerosol particles" means aerosol particles without any water uptake. The chemical formula for chloride is Cl-.

mass_concentration_of_chloride_dry_aerosol_particles_in_air

under discussion
Proposer: Daniel Neumann
Proposed Date: May 18, 2017
Comments:
Units: kg m-3 (UKMC)
New Term
Mass concentration means mass per unit volume and is used in the construction "mass_concentration_of_X_in_Y", where X is a material constituent of Y. A chemical or biological species denoted by X may be described by a single term such as "nitrogen" or a phrase such as "nox_expressed_as_nitrogen". "Aerosol" means the system of suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets) and their carrier gas, the air itself. Aerosol particles take up ambient water (a process known as hygroscopic growth) depending on the relative humidity and the composition of the particles. "Dry aerosol particles" means aerosol particles without any water uptake. The chemical formula for chloride is Cl-.

divergence_of_surface_downward_stress

under discussion
Proposer: Bruce Hackett
Proposed Date: Jan. 19, 2016
Comments:
Units: N m-3 (NCUM)
New Term
The surface downward stress is the wind stress on the surface. The quantity with standard name divergence_of_surface_downward_stress is a signed scalar that represents the magnitude of the 2D surface wind downward stress vector field's source (positive) or sink (negative) at a given point. The surface called "surface" means the lower boundary of the atmosphere.

vertical_component_of_curl_of_surface_downward_stress

under discussion
Proposer: Bruce Hackett
Proposed Date: Jan. 19, 2016
Comments:
Units: N m-3 (NCUM)
New Term
The surface downward stress is the wind stress on the surface. The quantity with standard name vertical_component_of_curl_of_surface_downward_stress is a signed scalar that represents the magnitude of the 2D surface wind downward stress vector field's local anti-clock-wise rotation at a given point; clockwise rotation is thus given as negative curl. The surface called "surface" means the lower boundary of the atmosphere. "Downward" indicates a downward flux of momentum, which accelerates the lower medium along the vector and the upper medium against the vector.