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Parameter tendency_​of_​eastward_​wind_​due_​to_​gravity_​wave_​drag


Properties of the parameter tendency_​of_​eastward_​wind_​due_​to_​gravity_​wave_​drag
Name tendency_of_eastward_wind_due_to_gravity_wave_drag
Description The specification of a physical process by the phrase due_to_process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "tendency_of_X" means derivative of X with respect to time. "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.) The quantity named tendency_of_eastward_wind_due_to_gravity_wave_drag is the sum of the tendencies due to orographic and nonorographic gravity waves which have standard names of tendency_of_eastward_wind_due_to_orographic_gravity_wave_drag and tendency_of_eastward_wind_due_to_nonorographic_gravity_wave_drag, respectively.
AMIP code (Library of AMIP Data Transmission Standards) tnmmugwd
GRIB code not specified


The parameter was taken from the NetCDF CF Metadata Convention.

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