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Here is the table for definitions of terms (parameter names) used in Aerosols_bdl.mm

This table has been generated thanks to Rupert's xml2excel.xsl parser.

  • Last update: 25/01/2010
  • Author: charlotte
  • Partial revision: marie-pierre (25/01)

How to contribute to the process of building and governing definitions?

* comment * column: post a comment to the current definition, tell us the motivation for a change (f.e. def-1: "Type" is too vague)

* corrections * column: corrections requested (f.e. def-1: use "climate models families") . If comments suggest a rejection decision (cf (3)DR bellow), this column can be left empty and one can fill directly the "new definition" column

* new definition * column: the replacing definition in case of rejection decision (cf (3)DR bellow) or corrections accepted (cf (5)CA bellow)

* status * column: is for governance decision about definition. Status can be one of the following:

  • (1) DS="definition submitted"; next step is (2), (3) or (4)
  • (2) DA="definition accepted"
  • (3) DR="definition rejected"; it is no worth to submit corrections, next step is (7)
  • (4) CS="correction submitted" (definition not accepted as it stands); next step is (5) or (6)
  • (5) CA= "correction accepted" next step is (7)
  • (6) CR="correction rejected"; next step is back to (4) or go directly to (7)
  • (7) NDS="new definition submitted"
  • (8) NDA="new definition accepted"
  • (9) NDR="new definition rejected"; next step is back to (7)

The roadmap for definition governance may apear somewhat "heavy", but the advantage of these multiple steps is that we do not expect the same person to fill-in all of the columns. One can only provide a comment on a submitted definition without changing its status (1); another person will submit a correction (4) and a third one (or the same one but in a second round) can propose a new definition (7) after having accepted (5) or rejected (6) the submitted correction.

Once harversted a set of accepted corrections (CA), a "new definion" is written and submitted (NDS).

The defintions are fixed when the status DA or NDA is reached.

NB: Highlighted in bold italic are the lastest changes to be checked.

componentparametergroupparameterdefinition commentcorrectionsnew defintion status
1Aerosols/AerosolKeyPropertiesGeneral AttributesAerosolSchemeScopeWhich atmospheric domains are covered by the aerosol model?DS (cp)
2Aerosols/AerosolKeyPropertiesGeneral AttributesBasicApproximationsDecription of the basic approximations made in the Aerosol model.DS (cp)
3Aerosols/AerosolKeyPropertiesGeneral AttributesListOfPrognosticVariablesWhat prognostic variables are used by the aerosol model?DS (cp)
4Aerosols/AerosolKeyPropertiesGeneral AttributesNumberOfTracersEnter the number of tracers in the aerosol model.DS (cp)
5Aerosols/AerosolKeyPropertiesGeneral AttributesFamilyApproachAre aerosol calculations generalised into families of species?DS (cp)
6Aerosols/AerosolKeyProperties/AerosolSpaceConfigHorizontalDomainGridConfigConfiguration of the horizontal grid used for aerosols (same as that of the atmosphere or atmospheric chemistry model or different?).DS (mpm)
7Aerosols/AerosolKeyProperties/AerosolSpaceConfigHorizontalDomainMeanResolutionMean horizontal resolution of the atmospheric chemistry and aerosols model.remove "atmospheric chemistry"Mean horizontal resolution of the aerosols model.CS (mpm)
8Aerosols/AerosolKeyProperties/AerosolSpaceConfigHorizontalDomainGridCharacteristicsDescription of the horizontal grid used for atmospheric chemistry and aerosols.remove "atmospheric chemistry"Description of the horizontal grid used for aerosols.CS (mpm)
9Aerosols/AerosolKeyProperties/AerosolSpaceConfigVerticalDomainGridConfigurationConfiguration of the vertical grid used for aerosols (same as that of atmosphere or atmospheric chemistry model or different?)DS (mpm)
10Aerosols/AerosolKeyProperties/AerosolSpaceConfigVerticalDomainGridCharacteristicsDescription of the vertical grid used for atmospheric chemistry and aerosols.remove "atmospheric chemistry"Description of the vertical grid used for aerosols.CS (mpm)
11Aerosols/AerosolKeyProperties/AerosolSpaceConfigVerticalDomainNumberOfLevelsTotal number of vertical levels in atmospheric chemistry and aerosols model.remove "atmospheric chemistry"Total number of vertical levels in aerosols model.CS (mpm)
12Aerosols/AerosolKeyPropertiesAerosolTimeStepFrameworkMethodMathematical method deployed to solve the evolution of a given variable. If "operator splitting" all the processes are decoupled, the time evolution is calculated sequentially and the tendencies cumulated;If "integrated" all the processes having an impact on the time evolution are taken into account and solved simultaneously.DS (cp)
13Aerosols/AerosolKeyPropertiesAerosolTimeStepFrameworkAdvectionTimeStepTime step for aerosols advection.DS (cp)
14Aerosols/AerosolKeyPropertiesAerosolTimeStepFrameworkPhysicalTimeStepTime step for aerosols physics.DS (cp)
15Aerosols/AerosolKeyPropertiesAerosolTimeStepFrameworkTimeStepTime step for the aerosol modelDS (cp)
16Aerosols/AerosolKeyPropertiesAerosolTimeStepFrameworkSchemeTypeSpecify the type of time step scheme.DS (cp)
17Aerosols/AerosolKeyPropertiesMeteorologicalForcing3D-Variables3-Dimensional forcing variables e.g.: U, V, W, T, Q, P, convective mass fluxDS (cp)
18Aerosols/AerosolKeyPropertiesMeteorologicalForcing2D-Variables2-Dimensional forcing variables e.g. land-sea maskDS (cp)
19Aerosols/AerosolKeyPropertiesMeteorologicalForcingFrequencyFrequency with which meteorological forcings are appliedDS (cp)
20Aerosols/AerosolTransportGeneral AttributesMethodIs aerosol transport the same as atmospheric chemistry transport?DS (cp)
21Aerosols/AerosolTransportGeneral AttributesSchemeTypeThe type of atmospheric chemistry transport scheme.DS (cp)
22Aerosols/AerosolTransportGeneral AttributesMassConservationHow is mass conservation maintained?
i) "mass adjustment": Adjustment is required to conserve mass.
ii) "concentration positivity": Negative concentrations are reset.
iii) "gradient monotony": Sharp gradients in concentration are smoothed.
DS (cp)
23Aerosols/AerosolTransportGeneral AttributesConvectionConvective Transport:
i) "convective fluxes connected to tracers": Do tracers "see" convection?
ii) "vertical velocities connected to tracers": Are the mass flux vertical velocities connected with tracers in the atmos chemistry scheme?
DS (cp)
24Aerosols/AerosolTransportTurbulenceMethodIs aerosol turbulence the same as atmospheric chemistry turbulence?DS (cp)
25Aerosols/AerosolTransportTurbulenceSchemedescription of the scheme used for parametrization of the turbulent transport of aerosols.DS (cp)
26Aerosols/AerosolEmissionAndConc/Aerosol2D-SourcesVegetationSpeciesEmittedList of species emitted by vegetation.DS (cp)
27Aerosols/AerosolEmissionAndConc/Aerosol2D-SourcesVegetationMethodMethod used to define species emitted by vegetation.DS (cp)
28Aerosols/AerosolEmissionAndConc/Aerosol2D-SourcesVegetationClimatologyTypeSpecify the climatology type.DS (cp)
29Aerosols/AerosolEmissionAndConc/Aerosol2D-SourcesBareGroundSpeciesEmittedList of species emitted by bare ground.DS (cp)
30Aerosols/AerosolEmissionAndConc/Aerosol2D-SourcesBareGroundMethodMethod used to define species emitted by the sea.DS (cp)
31Aerosols/AerosolEmissionAndConc/Aerosol2D-SourcesBareGroundClimatologyTypeSpecify the climatology type.DS (cp)
32Aerosols/AerosolEmissionAndConc/Aerosol2D-SourcesSeaSurfaceSpeciesEmittedlist of species emitted by the sea.DS (cp)
33Aerosols/AerosolEmissionAndConc/Aerosol2D-SourcesSeaSurfaceMethodMethod used to define species emitted by the sea.DS (cp)
34Aerosols/AerosolEmissionAndConc/Aerosol2D-SourcesSeaSurfaceClimatologyTypeSpecify the climatology type.DS (cp)
35Aerosols/AerosolEmissionAndConc/Aerosol2D-SourcesAnthropogenicSpeciesEmittedList of species emitted by human activities at the surface.DS (cp)
36Aerosols/AerosolEmissionAndConc/Aerosol2D-SourcesAnthropogenicMethodMethod used to define species emitted by human activities at the surface.DS (cp)
37Aerosols/AerosolEmissionAndConc/Aerosol2D-SourcesAnthropogenicClimatologyTypeSpecify the climatology type.DS (cp)
38Aerosols/AerosolEmissionAndConc/Aerosol3D-SourcesAircraftSpeciesEmittedList of species emitted by aircrafts.DS (cp)
39Aerosols/AerosolEmissionAndConc/Aerosol3D-SourcesAircraftMethodMethod used to define species emitted by aircraft.DS (cp)
40Aerosols/AerosolEmissionAndConc/Aerosol3D-SourcesAircraftClimatologyTypeSpecify the climatology type.DS (cp)
41Aerosols/AerosolEmissionAndConc/Aerosol3D-SourcesBiomassBurningSpeciesEmittedList of 3D species emitted by biomass burning.DS (cp)
42Aerosols/AerosolEmissionAndConc/Aerosol3D-SourcesBiomassBurningMethodMethod used to define species emitted by biomass burning.DS (cp)
43Aerosols/AerosolEmissionAndConc/Aerosol3D-SourcesBiomassBurningClimatologyTypeSpecify the climatology type.DS (cp)
44Aerosols/AerosolEmissionAndConc/Aerosol3D-SourcesLightningPrecursorSpeciesEmittedList of species emitted by lightning.DS (cp)
45Aerosols/AerosolEmissionAndConc/Aerosol3D-SourcesLightningMethodMethod used to define species emitted by lightning.DS (cp)
46Aerosols/AerosolEmissionAndConc/Aerosol3D-SourcesLightningClimatologyTypeSpecify the climatology type.DS (cp)
47Aerosols/AerosolEmissionAndConc/Aerosol3D-SourcesVolcanicSpeciesEmittedlist of 3D species emitted by volcanoes.DS (cp)
48Aerosols/AerosolEmissionAndConc/Aerosol3D-SourcesVolcanicMethodMethod used to define species emitted by volcanoes.DS (cp)
49Aerosols/AerosolEmissionAndConc/Aerosol3D-SourcesVolcanicClimatologyTypeSpecify the climatology type.DS (cp)
50Aerosols/AerosolEmissionAndConcConcentrationsPrescribedLowerBoundaryList of species prescribed at the lower boundary.DS (cp)
51Aerosols/AerosolEmissionAndConcConcentrationsPrescribedUpperBoundaryList of species prescribed at the upper boundary.DS (cp)
52Aerosols/AerosolModelGeneral AttributesProcessesWhich processes are included in the aerosol model?DS (cp)
53Aerosols/AerosolModelGeneral AttributesCouplingWithOther model components coupled to the Aerosol model.DS (cp)
54Aerosols/AerosolModelGeneral AttributesGasPhasePrecursorsList of gas phase aerosol precursors.DS (cp)
55Aerosols/AerosolModelAerosolSchemeSchemeTypeType(s) of aerosol scheme used by the aerosols model (potentially multiple: some species may be covered by one type of aerosol scheme and other species by another type)DS (mpm)
56Aerosols/AerosolModelAerosolSchemeSpeciesList of species covered by the bulk scheme.DS (cp)
57Aerosols/AerosolModelAerosolSchemeFrameworkClassification Framework:
Single Moment classifies aerosols in terms of aerosol type e.g. biomass aerosol.
Microphysical classifies aerosols in terms of size bins/modes.
DS (cp)
58Aerosols/AerosolModelAerosolSchemeSpeciesList of species covered by the modal scheme.DS (cp)
59Aerosols/AerosolModelAerosolSchemeFrameworkClassification Framework:
Single Moment classifies aerosols in terms of aerosol type e.g. biomass aerosol.
Microphysical classifies aerosols in terms of size bins/modes.
DS (cp)
60Aerosols/AerosolModelAerosolSchemeSpeciesList of species covered by the bin scheme.DS (cp)
61Aerosols/AerosolModelAerosolSchemeSchemeTypeWhat type of aerosol scheme is used?DS (cp)
62Aerosols/AerosolModelAerosolSchemeFrameworkClassification Framework:
Single Moment classifies aerosols in terms of aerosol type e.g. biomass aerosol.
Microphysical classifies aerosols in terms of size bins/modes.
DS (cp)
63Aerosols/AerosolModelAerosolSchemeSpeciesList of species covered by the scheme.DS (cp)