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

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

  • Last update: 02/12/2009
  • Author: marie-pierre

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.

componentparametergroupparameterdefinition comment corrections new definition status
1Atmosphere/AtmosKeyPropertiesGeneral AttributesModelFamilyType of atmospheric model.DS(mpm)
2Atmosphere/AtmosKeyPropertiesGeneral AttributesBasicApproximationsBasic fluid dynamics approximations made in the atmospheric model.remove "fluid dynamics"Basic approximations made in the atmospheric model.CA(clp)
3Atmosphere/AtmosKeyPropertiesGeneral AttributesVolcanoesImplementationHow the volcanoes effect is modelled in the atmophere.change "volcanoes effect" to "effect of volcanoes"How the effect of volcanoes is modelled in the atmosphere.CA(clp)
4Atmosphere/AtmosKeyPropertiesGeneral AttributesVolcanoesImplementationMethodDetails of volcanoes implementation method.DS(mpm)
5Atmosphere/AtmosKeyPropertiesGeneral AttributesVolcanoesForcingFieldsReference for the data used to simulate the volcanic forcing of climate.DS(mpm)
6Atmosphere/AtmosKeyProperties/TopOfAtmosInsolationGeneral AttributesImpactOnOzoneImpact of TOA radiation on stratospheric ozone.DS(mpm)
7Atmosphere/AtmosKeyProperties/TopOfAtmosInsolationSolarConstantTypeTime adaptation of the solar constant.not sure "time adaptation" are the appropriate wordstime dependencyTime dependency of the solar constantCA(clp)
8Atmosphere/AtmosKeyProperties/TopOfAtmosInsolationSolarConstantValueValue of the solar constant.DS(mpm)
9Atmosphere/AtmosKeyProperties/TopOfAtmosInsolationSolarConstantCharacteristicsDescription of the solar constant.DS(mpm)
10Atmosphere/AtmosKeyProperties/TopOfAtmosInsolationOrbitalParametersTypeTime adaptation of the orbital parameters.not sure "time adaptation" are the appropriate wordsTime dependency of the orbital parametersCA(clp)
11Atmosphere/AtmosKeyProperties/TopOfAtmosInsolationOrbitalParametersReferenceDateReference year for orbital parameters.DS(mpm)
12Atmosphere/AtmosKeyProperties/TopOfAtmosInsolationOrbitalParametersTransientMethodDescription of transient orbital parameters.DS(mpm)
13Atmosphere/AtmosKeyProperties/TopOfAtmosInsolationOrbitalParametersComputationMethodMethod for computing orbital parameters."Method used for..."CR(clp)
14Atmosphere/AtmosKeyProperties/AtmosSpaceConfigurationOrographyOrographyTypeTime adaptation of the orography.not sure "time adaptation" are the appropriate wordsEpoch associated with orographyCA(clp)
15Atmosphere/AtmosKeyProperties/AtmosSpaceConfigurationOrographyOrographyChangesChanges in orography for its time phasing."time adaptation" instead of "time phasing"Change from present-day orography to fit epoch.CA(clp)
16Atmosphere/AtmosKeyProperties/AtmosSpaceConfiguration/AtmosHorizontalDomainGridGridTypeGeometry type of the horizontal grid.DS(mpm)
17Atmosphere/AtmosKeyProperties/AtmosSpaceConfiguration/AtmosHorizontalDomainGridPoleSingularityTreatmentMethod used to deal with the pole singularities.DS(mpm)
18Atmosphere/AtmosKeyProperties/AtmosSpaceConfiguration/AtmosHorizontalDomainResolutionMeanZonalResolutionMean zonal resolution.DS(mpm)
19Atmosphere/AtmosKeyProperties/AtmosSpaceConfiguration/AtmosHorizontalDomainResolutionMeanMeridionalResolutionMean meridional resolution.DS(mpm)
20Atmosphere/AtmosKeyProperties/AtmosSpaceConfiguration/AtmosHorizontalDomainResolutionEquatorMeridionalRefinementResolution at equator.DS(mpm)
21Atmosphere/AtmosKeyProperties/AtmosSpaceConfiguration/AtmosHorizontalDomainResolutionSpecialRefinementDescription of any other special gid refinement (location, resolution).spelling: "grid"Description of any other special grid refinement (location, resolution).CA(clp)
22Atmosphere/AtmosKeyProperties/AtmosSpaceConfiguration/AtmosHorizontalDomainExtentLatMinSouthern boundary of the geographical domain.DS(mpm)
23Atmosphere/AtmosKeyProperties/AtmosSpaceConfiguration/AtmosHorizontalDomainExtentLatMaxNorthern boundary of the geographical domain.DS(mpm)
24Atmosphere/AtmosKeyProperties/AtmosSpaceConfiguration/AtmosHorizontalDomainExtentLonMinWestern boundary of the geographical domain.DS(mpm)
25Atmosphere/AtmosKeyProperties/AtmosSpaceConfiguration/AtmosHorizontalDomainExtentLonMaxEastern boundary of the geographical domain.DS(mpm)
26Atmosphere/AtmosKeyProperties/AtmosSpaceConfigurationVerticalDomainVerticalCoordinateSystemvertical coordinate system.DS(mpm)
27Atmosphere/AtmosKeyProperties/AtmosSpaceConfigurationVerticalDomainTopModelLevelLevel at top of the atmosphere.DS(mpm)
28Atmosphere/AtmosKeyProperties/AtmosSpaceConfigurationVerticalDomainNumberOfLevelsTotal number of vertical levels.DS(mpm)
29Atmosphere/AtmosKeyProperties/AtmosSpaceConfigurationVerticalDomain!NumberOfLevelsBellow850hPaNumber of vertical levels bellow 850 hPa.DS(mpm)
30Atmosphere/AtmosKeyProperties/AtmosSpaceConfigurationVerticalDomain!NumberOfLevelsAbove200hPaNumber of vertical levels above 200 hPa.DS(mpm)
31Atmosphere/AtmosDynamicalCoreGeneral AttributesListOfPrognosticVariablesList of the prognostic variables of the model.DS(mpm)
32Atmosphere/AtmosDynamicalCoreGeneral AttributesTopBoundaryConditionType of boundary layer at top of the model.DS(mpm)
33Atmosphere/AtmosDynamicalCoreGeneral AttributesHeatTreatmentAtTopDescription of any specific treatment of heat at top of the model.DS(mpm)
34Atmosphere/AtmosDynamicalCoreGeneral AttributesWindTreatmentAtTopDescription of any specific treatment of wind at top of the model.DS(mpm)
35Atmosphere/AtmosDynamicalCoreGeneral AttributesLateralBoundaryConditionType of lateral boundary condition (only if the model is a RCM).DS(mpm)
36Atmosphere/AtmosDynamicalCoreTimeSteppingFrameworkSchemeTypeType of time stepping scheme.DS(mpm)
37Atmosphere/AtmosDynamicalCoreTimeSteppingFrameworkTimeStepTime step of the model.DS(mpm)
38Atmosphere/AtmosDynamicalCoreHorizontalDiscretizationSchemeTypeType of horizontal discretization scheme.DS(mpm)
39Atmosphere/AtmosDynamicalCoreHorizontalDiscretizationSpectralTruncatureNumberSpectral truncature number of the horizontal discretization scheme.DS(mpm)
40Atmosphere/AtmosDynamicalCoreHorizontalDiscretizationNumberOfZonalGridBoxesNumber of zonal grid boxes of the horizontal discretization grid.DS(mpm)
41Atmosphere/AtmosDynamicalCoreHorizontalDiscretizationNumberOfMeridionalGridBoxesNumber of Meridional grid boxes of the horizontal discretization grid.DS(mpm)
42Atmosphere/AtmosDynamicalCoreHorizontalDiscretizationSchemeMethodNumerical method for the horizontal discretization scheme.DS(mpm)
43Atmosphere/AtmosDynamicalCoreHorizontalDiscretizationSchemeOrderOrder of the (centered) finite differences method used by the horizontal dicretization scheme.DS(mpm)
44Atmosphere/AtmosDynamicalCoreHorizontalDiffusionSchemeNamecommonly used name of the horizontal diffusion scheme.Upper-case: "Common"Commonly used name of the horizontal diffusion scheme.CA(clp)
45Atmosphere/AtmosDynamicalCoreHorizontalDiffusionSchemeMethodNumerical method used by horizontal diffusion scheme.DS(mpm)
46Atmosphere/AtmosDynamicalCore/AtmosAdvectionTracersSchemeNameCommonly used name for tracers advection scheme.DS(mpm)
47Atmosphere/AtmosDynamicalCore/AtmosAdvectionTracersSchemeTypeType of numerical scheme used for advection of tracers.DS(mpm)
48Atmosphere/AtmosDynamicalCore/AtmosAdvectionTracersConservedQuantitiesQuantities conserved trought tracers advection scheme.DS(mpm)
49Atmosphere/AtmosDynamicalCore/AtmosAdvectionTracersConservationMethodMethod used to ensure conservation in tracers advection scheme.DS(mpm)
50Atmosphere/AtmosDynamicalCore/AtmosAdvectionMomentumSchemeNameCommonly used name for momentum advection scheme.DS(mpm)
51Atmosphere/AtmosDynamicalCore/AtmosAdvectionMomentumSchemeTypeType of numerical scheme used for advection of momentum.DS(mpm)
52Atmosphere/AtmosDynamicalCore/AtmosAdvectionMomentumConservedQuantitiesQuantities conserved trought momentum advection scheme.DS(mpm)
53Atmosphere/AtmosDynamicalCore/AtmosAdvectionMomentumConservationMethodMethod used to ensure conservation in momentum advection scheme.DS(mpm)
54Atmosphere/AtmosRadiationGeneral AttributesTimeStepTime step of the radiative scheme.DS(mpm)
55Atmosphere/AtmosRadiationGeneral AttributesAerosolTypesAerosols whose radiative effect is taken into account.DS(mpm)
56Atmosphere/AtmosRadiationGeneral AttributesGHG-TypesGHG whose radiative effect is taken into account.DS(mpm)
57Atmosphere/AtmosRadiationLongwaveSchemeTypeType of scheme used for longwave radiation parametrisation.spelling: "parametrization"Type of scheme used for longwave radiation parametrization.CA(clp)
58Atmosphere/AtmosRadiationLongwaveSchemeMethodMethod for the radiative transfert calculations used in the longwave scheme.DS(mpm)
59Atmosphere/AtmosRadiationLongwaveNumberOfSpectralIntervalsNumber of spectral interval of the longwave radiation scheme.plural: "intervals"Number of spectral intervals of the longwave radiation scheme.CA(clp)
60Atmosphere/AtmosRadiationShortwaveSchemeTypeType of scheme used for shortwave radiation parametrization.DS(mpm)
61Atmosphere/AtmosRadiationShortwaveNumberOfSpectralIntervalsNumber of spectral intervals of the short radiation scheme.spelling: "shortwave"Number of spectral intervals of the shortwave radiation scheme.CA(clp)
62Atmosphere/AtmosRadiationCloudRadiativePropertiesiceRadiative properties of ice cristals in clouds.DS(mpm)
63Atmosphere/AtmosRadiationCloudRadiativePropertiesliquidRadiative properties of cloud droplets.DS(mpm)
64Atmosphere/AtmosConvectTurbulCloudBoundaryLayerTurbulenceSchemeNameCommonly used name for boundary layer tubulence scheme.DS(mpm)
65Atmosphere/AtmosConvectTurbulCloudBoundaryLayerTurbulenceClosureOrderClosure order of the Mellor-Yamada scheme.DS(mpm)
66Atmosphere/AtmosConvectTurbulCloudBoundaryLayerTurbulenceSchemeTypeType of scheme used for parametrization of turbulence in the boundary layer.DS(mpm)
67Atmosphere/AtmosConvectTurbulCloudBoundaryLayerTurbulenceCounterGradientApplication of a counter-gradient term for calculation of the vertical turbulent heat fluxes in case of slighlty stable layer.scientific meaning to be checkedDS(mpm)
68Atmosphere/AtmosConvectTurbulCloudDeepConvectionSchemeNameCommonly used name for deep convection scheme.DS(mpm)
69Atmosphere/AtmosConvectTurbulCloudDeepConvectionSchemeTypeType of scheme used for parametrization of deep convection.DS(mpm)
70Atmosphere/AtmosConvectTurbulCloudDeepConvectionSchemeMethodMethod for mass flux calculation in deep convection.DS(mpm)
71Atmosphere/AtmosConvectTurbulCloudDeepConvectionProcessesPhysical processes taken into account in the parametrization of the deep convection.".. of deep convection"Physical processes taken into account in the parametrization of deep convection.CA(clp)
72Atmosphere/AtmosConvectTurbulCloudShallowConvectionMethodMethod used for parametrization of shallow convection.DS(mpm)
73Atmosphere/AtmosConvectTurbulCloudShallowConvectionSchemeNameCommonly used name for shallow convection scheme.DS(mpm)
74Atmosphere/AtmosConvectTurbulCloudShallowConvectionSchemeTypeType of scheme used for parametrization of shallow convection.DS(mpm)
75Atmosphere/AtmosConvectTurbulCloudMidLevelConvectionSchemeNameCommonly used name for mid-level convection scheme.DS(mpm)
76Atmosphere/AtmosConvectTurbulCloudMidLevelConvectionSchemeTypeType of scheme used for parametrization of mid-level convection.DS(mpm)
77Atmosphere/AtmosConvectTurbulCloudLargeScalePrecipitationSchemeNameCommonly used name of the large scale precipitation parametrization scheme.DS(mpm)
78Atmosphere/AtmosConvectTurbulCloudLargeScalePrecipitationPrecipitatingHydrometeorsPrecipitating hydrometeors in the large scale precipitation scheme."... hydrometeors taken into account in.."Precipitating hydrometeors included in the large scale precipitation scheme.CA(clp)
79Atmosphere/AtmosConvectTurbulCloudMicrophysicsSchemeNameCommonly used name of the microphysics parametrization scheme.DS(mpm)
80Atmosphere/AtmosConvectTurbulCloudMicrophysicsProcessesDescription of the microphysics processes that are taken into account in the microphysics scheme.spelling: "microphysical processes"Description of the microphysical processes that are taken into account in the microphysics scheme.CS(clp)
81Atmosphere/AtmosConvectTurbulCloud/AtmosCloudSchemeCloudSchemeAttributesSeparatedCloudTreatmentDifferent cloud schemes for the different types of clouds (convective, stratiform and bondary layer clouds).DS(mpm)
82Atmosphere/AtmosConvectTurbulCloud/AtmosCloudSchemeCloudSchemeAttributesCloudOverlapMethod for taking into account overlapping of cloud layers.DS(mpm)
83Atmosphere/AtmosConvectTurbulCloud/AtmosCloudSchemeCloudSchemeAttributesProcessesCloud processes included in the cloud scheme (e.g. entrainment, detrainment, bulk cloud, etc.).DS(mpm)
84Atmosphere/AtmosConvectTurbulCloud/AtmosCloudSchemeSubGridScaleWaterDistributionTypeApproach used for cloud water content and fractional cloud cover.DS(mpm)
85Atmosphere/AtmosConvectTurbulCloud/AtmosCloudSchemeSubGridScaleWaterDistributionFunctionNameCommonly used name of the probability density function (PDF) representing distribution of water vapor within a grid box.scientific meaning to be checkedgrammar correction "representing the distribution".
Definition looks sound.
Commonly used name of the probability density function (PDF) representing the distribution of water vapor within a grid box.CA(clp)
86Atmosphere/AtmosConvectTurbulCloud/AtmosCloudSchemeSubGridScaleWaterDistributionFunctionOrderOrder of the function (PDF) used to represent subgrid scale water vapor distribution.scientific meaning to be checkedDefinition looks soundDA(clp)
87Atmosphere/AtmosConvectTurbulCloud/AtmosCloudSchemeSubGridScaleWaterDistributionCouplingWithConvectionCloud formation coupled with convection.DS(mpm)
88Atmosphere/AtmosConvectTurbulCloud/CloudSimulatorCOSPAttributesCOSPRunConfigurationMethod used to run the CFMIP Observational Simulator Package.DS(gerry)
89Atmosphere/AtmosConvectTurbulCloud/CloudSimulatorCOSPAttributesNumberOfGridpointsNumber of gridpoints used.add: "by COSP."Number of gridpoints used by COSP.CA(clp)
90Atmosphere/AtmosConvectTurbulCloud/CloudSimulatorCOSPAttributesNumberOfColumnsNumber of subcolumns used.add: "by COSP."Number of subcolumns used by COSP.CA(clp)
91Atmosphere/AtmosConvectTurbulCloud/CloudSimulatorCOSPAttributesNumberOfLevelsNumber of model levels used.add: "by COSP."Number of model levels used by COSP.CA(clp)
92Atmosphere/AtmosConvectTurbulCloud/CloudSimulatorInputsRadarRadarFrequencyCloudSat radar frequency (in GHz).suppress the unitsCloudSat radar frequency.CA(clp)
93Atmosphere/AtmosConvectTurbulCloud/CloudSimulatorInputsRadarRadarTypeType of radar - surface or spaceborne?surface or spaceborne are possible values in the drop-down list. No need to be repeated in definition.suppress "surface or spaceborne?"Type of radarCA(clp)
94Atmosphere/AtmosConvectTurbulCloud/CloudSimulatorInputsRadarUseGasAbsorptionInclude gaseous absorption?DS(gerry)
95Atmosphere/AtmosConvectTurbulCloud/CloudSimulatorInputsRadarUseEffectiveRadiusIs effective radius used by the radar simulator?DS(gerry)
96Atmosphere/AtmosConvectTurbulCloud/CloudSimulatorInputsLidarLidarIceTypeIce particle shape in lidar calculations.DS(gerry)
97Atmosphere/AtmosConvectTurbulCloud/CloudSimulatorInputsLidarOverlapOverlap type.DS(gerry)
98Atmosphere/AtmosConvectTurbulCloud/CloudSimulatorISSCPAttributesTopHeightCloud top height management. e.g. adjusted using both a computed infrared brightness temperature and visible optical depth to adjust cloud top pressure.the e.g. is repetition of potential values in the drop-down listsupress the e.g.CS(mpm)
99Atmosphere/AtmosConvectTurbulCloud/CloudSimulatorISSCPAttributesTopHeightDirectionDirection for finding the radiance determined cloud-top pressure.
Atmosphere pressure level with interpolated temperature equal to the radiance determined cloud-top pressure.
Not sure second sentence is part of the definition (mpm)DS(gerry)
100Atmosphere/AtmosOrographyAndWavesGeneral AttributesSpongeLayerSponge layer in the upper layers in order to avoid gravitywaves reflection at top.DS(mpm)
101Atmosphere/AtmosOrographyAndWavesGeneral AttributesBackgroundBackground distribution of waves (???).to be improvedsuppress "(???)"DS(mpm)
102Atmosphere/AtmosOrographyAndWavesGeneral AttributesSubGridScaleOrographySubgrid scale orography effects taken into account.DS(mpm)
103Atmosphere/AtmosOrographyAndWavesOrographicGravityWavesSourceMechanismsPhysical mechanisms generating orographic gravity waves.DS(mpm)
104Atmosphere/AtmosOrographyAndWavesOrographicGravityWavesCalculationMethodCalculation method for orographic gravity waves.DS(mpm)
105Atmosphere/AtmosOrographyAndWavesOrographicGravityWavesPropagationSchemeType of propagation scheme for orographic gravity waves.DS(mpm)
106Atmosphere/AtmosOrographyAndWavesOrographicGravityWavesDissipationSchemeType of dissipation scheme for orographic gravity waves.DS(mpm)
107Atmosphere/AtmosOrographyAndWavesConvectiveGravityWavesPropagationSchemeType of propagation scheme for convective gravity waves.DS(mpm)
108Atmosphere/AtmosOrographyAndWavesConvectiveGravityWavesDissipationSchemeType of dissipation scheme for convective gravity waves.DS(mpm)
109Atmosphere/AtmosOrographyAndWavesNon-OrographicGravityWavesSourceMechanismsPhysical mechanisms generating non-orographic gravity waves.DS(mpm)
110Atmosphere/AtmosOrographyAndWavesNon-OrographicGravityWavesCalculationMethodCalculation method for non-orographic gravity waves.DS(mpm)
111Atmosphere/AtmosOrographyAndWavesNon-OrographicGravityWavesPropagationSchemeType of propagation scheme for non-orographic gravity waves.DS(mpm)
112Atmosphere/AtmosOrographyAndWavesNon-OrographicGravityWavesDissipationSchemeType of dissipation scheme for non-orographic gravity waves.DS(mpm)