CF Standard Names - Discussed Atmospheric Chemistry and Aerosol Terms

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The proposed standard_names listed below are based on the ideas provided at Construction of Atmospheric Chemistry and Aerosol Terms and Future Standard_Names

These names are actually needed for a model intercomparison of three CTMs within the Global and regional Earth-system (Atmosphere) Monitoring using Satellite and in-situ data GEMS project within the theme Global Reactive Gases (GRG). In addition, most of these names probably will be needed within the Task Force on Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollution TF HTAP

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  • first version 29 June 2006 Christiane Textor

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The ideas in these table are based on work in the PRISM project (Peter van Velthoven) see PRISM Standard Name Tables, latest Version, V 1.3

Tables 3 provide a list of most often used standard names, constructed solely from name components and species already mentioned in tables 1 and 2.

Proposed names[edit | edit source]

Table 3.1: Proposed names for chemicals[edit | edit source]

Proposed Standard names
CF Standard_name Canonical unit
gas phase species
mole_fraction_of_ozone_in_air volume mixing ratio of ozone, O3 1 (ppv)
mole_fraction_of_nitric_oxide_in_air volume mixing ratio of nitric oxide, NO 1 (ppv)
mole_fraction_of_hydrogen_peroxide_in_air volume mixing ratio of hydrogen peroxide, H2O2 1 (ppv)
mole_fraction_of_methane_in_air volume mixing ratio of methane, CH4 1 (ppv)
mole_fraction_of_carbon_monoxide_in_air volume mixing ratio of carbon monoxide, CO 1 (ppv)
mole_fraction_of_nitric_acid_in_air volume mixing ratio of nitric acid, HNO3 1 (ppv)
mole_fraction_of_methyl_hydrogen_peroxide_in_air volume mixing ratio of methyl hydrogen peroxide, CH3O2H 1 (ppv)
mole_fraction_of_formaldehyde_in_air volume mixing ratio of formaldehyde, CH2O 1 (ppv)
mole_fraction_of_peroxy_acetyl_nitrate_in_air volume mixing ratio of peroxy acetyl nitrate, PAN, CH3COO2NO2 1 (ppv)
mole_fraction_of_sulfur_dioxide_in_air volume mixing ratio of sulfur dioxide, SO2 1 (ppv)
mole_fraction_of_dimethyl_sulfide_in_air volume mixing ratio of dimethyl sulfide, DMS, CH3SCH3 1 (ppv)
mole_fraction_of_ammonia_in_air volume mixing ratio of ammonia, NH3 1 (ppv)
mole_fraction_of_ammonium_in_air volume mixing ratio of ammonium, NH4 1 (ppv)
mole_fraction_of_methane_sulfonic_acid_in_air volume mixing ratio of methane sulfonic acid, MSA, CH3SO2OH 1 (ppv)
mole_fraction_of_hydroperoxy_radical_in_air volume mixing ratio of the hydroperoxy radical, HO2 1 (ppv)
mole_fraction_of_methyl_peroxy_radical_in_air volume mixing ratio of the methyl peroxy radical, CH3O2 1 (ppv)
mole_fraction_of_hydroxyl_radical_in_air volume mixing ratio of the hydroxy radical, hydroxyl, OH 1 (ppv)
mole_fraction_of_nitrogen_dioxide_in_air volume mixing ratio of nitrogen dioxide, NO2 1 (ppv)
mole_fraction_of_nitrate_radical_in_air volume mixing ratio of the nitrate radical, NO3 1 (ppv)
mole_fraction_of_dinitrogen_pentoxide_in_air volume mixing ratio of dinitrogen pentoxide, N2O5 1 (ppv)
mole_fraction_of_nitric_acid_in_air volume mixing ratio of nitric acid, HNO3 1 (ppv)
mole_fraction_of_peroxy_nitric_acid_in_air volume mixing ratio of peroxy nitric acid, HNO4 1 (ppv)
mole_fraction_of_peroxy_acetyl_radical_in_air volume mixing ratio of the peroxy acetyl radical, C2O3 1 (ppv)
mole_fraction_of_oxygen_radical_in_1D_state_in_air volume mixing ratio of the oxygen radical in the 1D excited state, O(1D) 1 (ppv)
mole_fraction_of_ethane_in_air volume mixing ratio of ethane, C2H6 1 (ppv)
mole_fraction_of_ethene_in_air volume mixing ratio of ethene, C2H4 (aka ethylene) 1 (ppv)
mole_fraction_of_acetylene_in_air volume mixing ratio of acetylene, C2H2 1 (ppv)
mole_fraction_of_propane_in_air volume mixing ratio of propane, C3H8 1 (ppv)
mole_fraction_of_propene_in_air volume mixing ratio of propene, C3H6 1 (ppv)
mole_fraction_of_acetone_in_air volume mixing ratio of acetone, C3H6O 1 (ppv)
mole_fraction_of_butane_in_air volume mixing ratio of butane, C4H10 1 (ppv)
mole_fraction_of_methyl_glyoxal_in_air volume mixing ratio of methyl_glyoxal, CH3COCOH 1 (ppv)
mole_fraction_of_isoprene_in_air volume mixing ratio of isoprene, C5H8 1 (ppv)
mole_fraction_of_ozone_from_stratosphere_in troposphere volume mixing ratio of ozone from the stratosphere 1 (ppv)
lumped species
mole_fraction_of_paraffinic_carbon_bonds_in_air volume mixing ratio of paraffinic carbon bonds 1 (ppv)
mole_fraction_of_olefinic_carbon_bonds_in_air volume mixing ratio of olefinic carbon bonds 1 (ppv)
mole_fraction_of_aldehydes_higher_than_2_in_air volume mixing ratio of aldehydes with more than one C atom, RCHO 1 (ppv)
mole_fraction_of_organic_peroxides_in_air volume mixing ratio of lumped higher organic peroxides, ROOH 1 (ppv)
mole_fraction_of_organic_nitrates_in_air volume mixing ratio of lumped alkyl nitrates, organic nitrates, RNO3 1 (ppv)
mole_fraction_of_secondary_organic_oxy_radical_in_air volume mixing ratio of the secondary_organic_oxy_radical, ROR 1 (ppv)
mole_fraction_of_alkyl_peroxy_radical_in_air volume mixing ratio of alkyl peroxy radicals, XO2 1 (ppv)
mole_fraction_of_intermediate_product_of_isoprene_oxidation_in_air volume mixing ratio of XO2N (intermediate product of isoprene oxidation) 1 (ppv)
mole_fraction_of_nox_in_air volume mixing ratio of NOx=NO+NO2 1 (ppv)
mole_fraction_of_hox_in_air volume mixing ratio of HOx=OH+HO2 1 (ppv)
gases: fluxes/productions/emissions
dry_deposition_flux_due_to_turbulence_of_ozone_at_surface dry deposition of ozone

" | 1/(m2s)= molecules/(m2s)"

wet_deposition_flux_of_nitric_acid_at_surface wet deposition of nitric acid, HNO3

" | 1/(m2s)= molecules/(m2s)"

chemical_net_production_of_ozone_atmosphere net chemical production rate of ozone from all reactions (homogeneous+heterogeneous)


chemical_gross_production_of_ozone_in_air gross chemical production rate of ozone in the gas phase 1/s=(ppv/s)
chemical_loss_of_ozone_in_air chemical loss rate of ozone due to gas phase reactions 1/s=(ppv/s)
chemical_loss_of_sulfur_dioxide_as_sulfur_dioxide_atmosphere chemical loss rate of SO2 1/s (kg/s)

Table 3.2: Proposed names for aerosols[edit | edit source]

Proposed Standard names
mass_concentration_of_sulfate_as_sulfate_aerosol_in_air sulfate aerosol (SO4) kg/m3
mass_concentration_of_nitrate_as_nitrate_aerosol_in_air nitrate aerosol (NO3-) kg/m3
mass_concentration_of_ammonium_sulfate_aerosol_in_air ammoniumsulfate aerosol ((NH4)2SO4) kg/m3
mass_concentration_of_seasalt_aerosol_in_air seasalt aerosol kg/m3
mass_concentration_of_organic_carbon_aerosol_from_terpenes_as_particulate_organic_carbon_aerosol_in_air aerosol from terpenes kg/m3
mass_concentration_of_organic_carbon_as_particulate_organic_carbon_aerosol_in_air organic carbon aerosol kg/m3
mass_concentration_of_hydrophilic_organic_carbon_as_particulate_organic_carbon_aerosol_in_air hydrophilic organic carbon aerosol kg/m3
mass_concentration_of_hydrophobic_organic_carbon_as_particulate_organic_carbon_aerosol_in_air hydrophobic organic carbon aerosol kg/m3
mass_concentration_of_black_carbon_aerosol_in_air black carbon aerosol kg/m3
mass_concentration_of_hydrophilic_black_carbon_aerosol_in_air hydrophilic black carbon aerosol kg/m3
mass_concentration_of_hydrophobic_black_carbon_aerosol_in_air hydrophobic black carbon aerosol kg/m3
mass_concentration_of_dust_aerosol_in_air dust kg/m3
mass_concentration_of_aerosol_water aerosol water kg/m3
aerosols: fluxes/productions/emissions
dry_deposition_flux_of_sulfate_as_sulfate_aerosol_at_surface dry deposition of sulfate at the surface 2D kgS/m2/s
dry_deposition_flux_of_seasalt_at_surface dry deposition of seasalt at the surface 2D kg/m2/s
dry_deposition_flux_of_organic_carbon_as_particulate_organic_carbon_aerosol_at_surface dry deposition of orbanic carbon at the surface 2D kgC/m2/s
dry_deposition_flux_of_black_carbon_aerosol_at_surface dry deposition of black carbon at the surface 2D kgC/m2/s
dry_deposition_flux_of_dust_aerosol_at_surface dry deposition of dust at the surface 2D kg/m2/s
wet_deposition_flux_of_sulfate_as_sulfate_aerosol_at_surface wet deposition of sulfate at the surface 2D kgS/m2/s
wet_deposition_flux_of_seasalt_aerosol_at_surface wet deposition of seasalt at the surface 2D kg/m2/s
wet_deposition_flux_of_orbanic_carbon_as_particulate_organic_carbon_aerosol_at_surface wet deposition of orbanic carbon at the surface 2D kgC/m2/s
wet_deposition_flux_of_black_carbon_aerosol_at_surface wet deposition of black carbon at the surface 2D kgC/m2/s
wet_deposition_flux_of_dust_aerosol_at_surface wet deposition of dust at the surface 2D kg/m2/s
emission_flux_of_sulfate_aerosol_as_sulfate_at_surface emission of sulfate at the surface 2D kgS/m2/s
emission_flux_of_seasalt_aerosol_at_surface emission of seasalt at the surface 2D kg/m2/s
emission_flux_of_organic_carbon_as_particulate_organic_carbon_aerosol_at_surface emission of organic carbon at the surface 2D kgC/m2/s
emission_flux_of_black_carbon_aerosol_at_surface emission of black carbon at the surface 2D kgC/m2/s
emission_flux_of_dust_aerosol_at_surface emission of dust at the surface 2D kg/m2/s
emission_flux_of_sulfate_as_sulfate_aerosol_atmosphere emission of sulfate in the atmosphere 3D (including chemical production) kgS/m3/s
emission_flux_of_organic_carbon_as_particulate_organic_carbon_aerosol_in _the_atmosphere emission of orbanic carbon in the atmosphere 3D kgC/m3/s
emission_flux_of_black_carbon_atmosphere emission of black carbon in the atmosphere 3D kgC/m3/s
chemical_net_production_of_sulfate_as_sulfate_aerosol_atmosphere chemical production rate of sulfate 1/s (kg/s)
optical properties
sulfate_aerosol_optical_depth sulfate aerosol optical depth 1
black_carbon_aerosol_optical_depth black carbon aerosol optical depth 1
organic_carbon_aerosol_optical_depth organic carbon aerosol optical depth 1
dust_aerosol_optical_depth dust aerosol optical depth 1
seasalt_aerosol_optical_depth seasalt aerosol optical depth 1