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Parameter surface_​geostrophic_​sea_​water_​y_​velocity_​assuming_​sea_​level_​for_​geoid

Properties

Properties of the parameter surface_​geostrophic_​sea_​water_​y_​velocity_​assuming_​sea_​level_​for_​geoid
Name surface_geostrophic_sea_water_y_velocity_assuming_sea_level_for_geoid
Description The surface called "surface" means the lower boundary of the atmosphere. A velocity is a vector quantity. "y" indicates a vector component along the grid y-axis, when this is not true latitude, positive with increasing y. "Geostrophic" indicates that geostrophic balance is assumed. "sea_level" means mean sea level. The geoid is a surface of constant geopotential with which mean sea level would coincide if the ocean were at rest. surface_geostrophic_sea_water_x_velocity_assuming_sea_level_for_geoid is the variable part of surface_geostrophic_sea_water_x_velocity. The assumption that sea level is equal to the geoid means that the stationary component of ocean circulation is equal to zero.
AMIP code (Library of AMIP Data Transmission Standards) not specified
GRIB code not specified

Source

The parameter was taken from the NetCDF CF Metadata Convention.


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