|Description||"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.) Wind shear is the derivative of wind with respect to height.|
|AMIP code (Library of AMIP Data Transmission Standards)||not specified|
The parameter was taken from the NetCDF CF Metadata Convention.