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Parameter northward_​wind

Properties

Properties of the parameter northward_​wind
Name northward_wind
Description "Northward" indicates a vector component which is positive when directed northward (negative southward). 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.)
AMIP code (Library of AMIP Data Transmission Standards) va
GRIB code 34 E132

Source

The parameter was taken from the NetCDF CF Metadata Convention.


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