CF Standard Names - Radiative Forcing

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The Standard Name Table is maintained through the metadata mailing list. Given the formal concensus-based procedure and the broad acceptance of the CF conventions in the met/ocean communities, it is a very attractive model for creating an Air Chemistry extension to the exisiting Standard Names.

As of April 7, 2006, the CF table contained 755 standard names, roughly categorized fields:

  • Radiation 129
  • Hydrology 128
  • Surface 114
  • Atmosphere Dynamics 95
  • Cloud 41
  • Sea Ice 30
  • Ocean Dynamics 17
  • Carbon Cycle 16
  • Other 185

*Total 755

Among the 'Other' registered standard names one finds a some names for radiative forcing (in W m-2). These will be extended to include aerosols.

toa_adjusted_longwave_forcing
"longwave" means longwave radiation. "toa" means top of atmosphere. Adjusted forcing is the radiative flux change caused by an imposed change in radiative forcing agent (greenhouse gases, aerosol, solar radiation, etc.) after allowance for stratospheric temperature adjustment.

toa_adjusted_radiative_forcing
"toa" means top of atmosphere. Adjusted forcing is the radiative flux change caused by an imposed change in radiative forcing agent (greenhouse gases, aerosol, solar radiation, etc.) after allowance for stratospheric temperature adjustment.

toa_adjusted_shortwave_forcing
"shortwave" means shortwave radiation. "toa" means top of atmosphere. Adjusted forcing is the radiative flux change caused by an imposed change in radiative forcing agent (greenhouse gases, aerosol, solar radiation, etc.) after allowance for stratospheric temperature adjustment. toa_instantaneous_longwave_forcing
"longwave" means longwave radiation. "toa" means top of atmosphere. Instantaneous forcing is the radiative flux change caused instantaneously by an imposed change in radiative forcing agent (greenhouse gases, aerosol, solar radiation, etc.).

toa_instantaneous_radiative_forcing
"toa" means top of atmosphere. Instantaneous forcing is the radiative flux change caused instantaneously by an imposed change in radiative forcing agent (greenhouse gases, aerosol, solar radiation, etc.).

toa_instantaneous_shortwave_forcing
"shortwave" means shortwave radiation. "toa" means top of atmosphere. Instantaneous forcing is the radiative flux change caused instantaneously by an imposed change in radiative forcing agent (greenhouse gases, aerosol, solar radiation, etc.).

tropopause_adjusted_longwave_forcing
"longwave" means longwave radiation. Adjusted forcing is the radiative flux change caused by an imposed change in radiative forcing agent (greenhouse gases, aerosol, solar radiation, etc.) after allowance for stratospheric temperature adjustment.

tropopause_adjusted_radiative_forcing
Adjusted forcing is the radiative flux change caused by an imposed change in radiative forcing agent (greenhouse gases, aerosol, solar radiation, etc.) after allowance for stratospheric temperature adjustment.

tropopause_adjusted_shortwave_forcing
"shortwave" means shortwave radiation. Adjusted forcing is the radiative flux change caused by an imposed change in radiative forcing agent (greenhouse gases, aerosol, solar radiation, etc.) after allowance for stratospheric temperature adjustment.

tropopause_instantaneous_longwave_forcing
"longwave" means longwave radiation. Instantaneous forcing is the radiative flux change caused instantaneously by an imposed change in radiative forcing agent (greenhouse gases, aerosol, solar radiation, etc.).

tropopause_instantaneous_radiative_forcing
Instantaneous forcing is the radiative flux change caused instantaneously by an imposed change in radiative forcing agent (greenhouse gases, aerosol, solar radiation, etc.).

tropopause_instantaneous_shortwave_forcing
"shortwave" means shortwave radiation. Instantaneous forcing is the radiative flux change caused instantaneously by an imposed change in radiative forcing agent (greenhouse gases, aerosol, solar radiation, etc.).