CF Standard Names - Discussed Atmospheric Chemistry and Aerosol Terms

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Currently Proposed Names[edit | edit source]

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Standard Name Table[edit | edit source]

Standard Name Canonical Units GRIB PCMDI
aerosol_angstrom_exponent 1    
air_density kg m-3    
air_potential_temperature K 13 theta
R4,C1 R4,C2 R4,C3 R4,C4
R5,C1 R5,C2 R5,C3 R5,C4
R6,C1 R6,C2 R6,C3 R6,C4

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PRISM proposals in black, new suggestion in blue      
CF species_name Species Chemical formula Remarks
carbon_dioxide alias co2 Carbon dioxide * CO2 * already defined in CF
ozone  alias: o3 Ozone ** O3 ** used both in the atmosphere and the ocean (O3, DMS)
nitrogen_oxide Nitrogen oxide NO  
hydrogen_peroxide Hydrogen peroxide H2O2  
methane Methane CH4  
carbon_monoxide Carbon monoxide CO  
nitric_acid Nitric acid HNO3  
methyl_hydrogen_peroxide Methyl hydrogen peroxide CH3O2H  
formaldehyde Formaldehyde CH2O  
peroxy_acetyl_nitrate Peroxy acetyl nitrate (PAN) CH3C(O)O2NO2  
sulfur_dioxide Sulfur dioxide SO2  
dimethyl_sulfide Dimethyl sulfide (DMS) ** CH3SCH3  
ammonia Ammonia NH3  
ammonium Ammonium NH4  
methane_sulfonic_acid Methane sulfonic acid (MSA) CH3SO2OH  
hydroperoxy_radical Hydroperoxy radical HO2  
methyl_peroxy_radical Methyl peroxy radical CH3O2  
hydroxyl_radical Hydroxyl radical (hydroxy radical) OH  
nitrogen_dioxide Nitrogen dioxide NO2  
nitrate_radical Nitrate radical NO3  
dinitrogen_pentoxide Dinitrogen pentoxide N2O5  
nitric_acid Nitric acid HNO3  
peroxy_nitric_acid Peroxy nitric acid HNO4  
peroxy_acetyl_radical Peroxy acetyl radical C2O3  
oxygen_radical_in_1D_state Oxygen radical in the 1D (excited) state O(1-D)  
ethane ethane C2H6  
ethylene ethylene or ethene C2H4  
acetylene acetylene C2H2  
propane propane C3H8  
propene propene C3H6  
acetone acetone C3H6O  
butane butane C4H10  
methyl_glyoxal Methyl glyoxal CH3C(O)C(O)H  
isoprene Isoprene, 2-methyl-1,3-butadiene C5H8  
lumped species (modified CBMiv) Species    
paraffinic_carbon_bonds paraffinic carbon bonds    alkanic carbon bonds 
olefinic_carbon_bonds olefinic carbon bonds   alkenic carbon bonds
aldehydes_higher_than_2 acetaldehyde and higher aldehydes,    
aldehydes with more than one C atom, RCHO    
organic_peroxides  lumped higher organic peroxides, ROOH    
organic_nitrates  lumped alkyl nitrates, organic nitrates, RNO3    
secondary_organic_oxy_radical  the secondary_organic_oxy_radical, ROR    
alkyl_peroxy_radical  alkyl peroxy radicals, XO2    
intermediate_product_of_isoprene_oxidation  XO2N (intermediate product of isoprene oxidation)    
nox  NOx=NO+NO2    
hox  HOx=OH+HO2    
Aerosols     extension _aerosol to distinguish from gases (e.g. NO3) radical in gas phase, from NO3 ion in aerosol
dust_aerosol dust    
seasalt_aerosol seasalt    
black carbon_aerosol black carbon BC  
hydrophilic_black carbon_aerosol hydrophilic_black carbon BC  
hydrophobic_black carbon_aerosol hydrophobic_black carbon BC  
organic_carbon_aerosol_from_terpenes_aerosol organic_carbon_aerosol_from_terpenes ? organic_carbon_from_terpenes (aerosol is a compartment)
organic_carbon_aerosol organic_carbon OC  
hydrophilic_organic_carbon_aerosol hydrophilic_organic_carbon OC  
hydrophobic_organic_carbon_aerosol hydrophobic_organic_carbon OC  
sulfate_aerosol sulfate SO4(2-) what is the cation?
nitrate_aerosol nitrate NO3(-) what is the cation?
ammonium_aerosol ammonium NH4(+)  
ammonium_sulfate_aerosol ammonium_sulfate (NH4)2SO4 do we need sulfate and ammonium sulfate?
aerosol total aerosol    
aerosol water  aerosol water     
conversion_factor_OC_POM_aerosol conversion factor organic carbon to particulate organic carbon