Air Quality/Chemistry Naming Conventions

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Development of CF-compliant standard_names for air chemistry and aerosols - Start page.

The NetCDF Climate and Forecast (CF) Metadata Convention are designed to promote the processing and sharing of files created with the netCDF API. The CF conventions define metadata that provide a definitive description of what the data in each variable represents, and of their spatial and temporal properties. This enables users of data from different sources to decide which quantities are comparable, and facilitates building applications with powerful extraction, regridding, and display capabilities.

This wiki is an ad hoc virtual workgroup effort in order to construct new CF standard_names for air chemistry and aerosols, which will then be submitted to the [CF mailing list] for approval. The wiki is coordinated by ChristianeTextor and involves many other people.

New standard_names are defined through a step-wise procedure on several article-pages.

  • General concepts and future names are proposed in Construction of Atmospheric Chemistry and Aerosol Terms and Future Standard_Names.
  • Based on the previous page, some standard_names are listed in Proposed Atmospheric Chemistry and Aerosol Names to be submitted to the CF-mailing list.
  • Each of these pages has associated discussions. These are mainly based on emails send to Christiane Textor (but please edit the discussion pages!!).
  • The definitions for new standard_name in the two pages are updated according to the discussion outcomes
  • Please feel free to evaluate, experiment, contribute, edit, create... see bottom of this page how to do.
  • Additional pages with related information are listed below.
This is a temporary experiment/demo of open collaboration technologies. To be moved to a neutral, more permanent work space.


articles

selected discussions

Links to CF-related topics

Links to the web sites related to the definition of Atmospheric Chemistry and Aerosol standard_names for the CF conventions.

What's New

  • 2006-07-04: Discussion initiated by Martin Schultz on the applicability of CF conventions for atmospheric chemistry purposes
  • 2006-06-29: Initial chemical/aerosol names proposed and discussed.
  • 2006-05-22: Future chemical/aerosol names constructed and discussed.
  • 2006-05-16: Wiki created, action started!



How the wiki works

  • Every article page has an associated discussion/talk page. Links to are provided above.
  • On top of each page a menu allows to move between article and discussion. In addition, the wiki keeps track and allows recalling all previous versions through the history-tab.
  • The discussion-page associated with an article is titled Talk:<article name>.
  • To move between the pages, use the top-menu or the links on the pages. DO NOT USE THE MENU BAR ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE.
  • Each article and discussion can be edited by any participant. Click to learn how to edit the wiki!
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