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

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

  • Last update: 01/12/2009
  • Author: charlotte

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.

componentparametergroupparameterdefinitioncommentcorrectionsnew definitionstatus
1AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemKeyPropertiesGeneral AttributesChemSchemeScopeWhich atmospheric domains are covered by the atmospheric chemistry model?DS(cp)
2AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemKeyPropertiesGeneral AttributesBasicApproximationsDecribe the basic approximations made in the Atmospheric Chemistry model.DS (cp)
3AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemKeyPropertiesGeneral AttributesListOfPrognosticVariablesWhat prognostic variables are used by the atmospheric chemistry model?DS (cp)
4AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemKeyPropertiesGeneral AttributesNumberOfTracersEnter the number of tracers in the atmospheric chemistry model.DS (cp)
5AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemKeyPropertiesGeneral AttributesFamilyApproachAre atmospheric chemistry calculations generalised into families of species?DS (cp)
6AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemKeyProperties/AtmChemSpaceConfigHorizontalDomainGridConfig[TBA]MISSING
7AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemKeyProperties/AtmChemSpaceConfigHorizontalDomainGridCharacteristicsDescription of the horizontal grid used for atmospheric chemistry and aerosols.DS (cp)
8AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemKeyProperties/AtmChemSpaceConfigHorizontalDomainMeanResolutionMean horizontal resolution of the atmospheric chemistry and aerosols model.DS (cp)
9AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemKeyProperties/AtmChemSpaceConfigVerticalDomainGridConfiguration[TBA]MISSING
10AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemKeyProperties/AtmChemSpaceConfigVerticalDomainGridCharacteristicsDescription of the vertical grid used for atmospheric chemistry and aerosols.DS (cp)
11AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemKeyProperties/AtmChemSpaceConfigVerticalDomainNumberOfLevelsTotal number of vertical levels in atmospheric chemistry and aerosols model.DS (cp)
12AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemKeyProperties/AtmChemSpaceConfigVerticalDomainNumberOfLevels[TBA]MISSING
13AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemKeyProperties/AtmChemSpaceConfigVerticalDomainVerticalCoordinateSystem[TBA]MISSING
14AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemKeyProperties/AtmChemSpaceConfigVerticalDomainLevelsValues[TBA]MISSING
15AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemKeyProperties/AtmChemSpaceConfigVerticalDomainLevelsA-Values[TBA]MISSING
16AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemKeyProperties/AtmChemSpaceConfigVerticalDomainLevelsB-Values[TBA]MISSING
17AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemKeyPropertiesTimeSteppingFrameworkMethod##################################################MISSING
18AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemKeyPropertiesTimeSteppingFrameworkAdvectionTimeStepTime step for chemical species advection.DS (cp)
19AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemKeyPropertiesTimeSteppingFrameworkPhysicalTimeStepTime step for physics and chemistry.DS (cp)
20AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemKeyPropertiesTimeSteppingFrameworkTimeStepTime step for the chemistry modelDS (cp)
21AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemKeyPropertiesTimeSteppingFrameworkSchemeTypeSpecify the type of time step scheme.DS (cp)
22AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemTransportGeneral AttributesSchemeTypeThe type of atmospheric chemistry transport scheme.DS (cp)
23AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemTransportGeneral 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)
24AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemTransportGeneral 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)
25AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemTransportTurbulenceTypeIs chemistry transport scheme turbulence in 2D or 3D?DS (cp)
26AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemTransportTurbulenceCouplingWithChemicalReactivityIs chemistry transport scheme turbulence coupled with chemical reactivity?DS (cp)
27AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemEmissionAndConc/AtmChem2D-SourcesVegetationSpeciesEmittedList of gaseous species emitted by the vegetation.DS (cp)
28AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemEmissionAndConc/AtmChem2D-SourcesVegetationMethodMethod used to define gaseous species emitted by vegetation.DS (cp)
29AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemEmissionAndConc/AtmChem2D-SourcesVegetationClimatologyTypeSpecify the climatology type.DS (cp)
30AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemEmissionAndConc/AtmChem2D-SourcesBareGroundSpeciesEmittedList of gaseous species emitted by bare ground.DS (cp)
31AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemEmissionAndConc/AtmChem2D-SourcesBareGroundMethodMethod used to define gaseous species emitted by bare ground.DS (cp)
32AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemEmissionAndConc/AtmChem2D-SourcesBareGroundClimatologyTypeSpecify the climatology type.DS (cp)
33AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemEmissionAndConc/AtmChem2D-SourcesSeaSurfaceSpeciesEmittedlist of gaseaous species emitted by sea surface.DS (cp)
34AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemEmissionAndConc/AtmChem2D-SourcesSeaSurfaceMethodMethod used to define gaseous species emitted by sea surface.DS (cp)
35AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemEmissionAndConc/AtmChem2D-SourcesSeaSurfaceClimatologyTypeSpecify the climatology type.DS (cp)
36AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemEmissionAndConc/AtmChem2D-SourcesAnthropogenicSpeciesEmittedList of species emitted by human activities at the surface.DS (cp)
37AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemEmissionAndConc/AtmChem2D-SourcesAnthropogenicMethodMethod used to define gaseous species emitted by ground based human activities.DS (cp)
38AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemEmissionAndConc/AtmChem2D-SourcesAnthropogenicClimatologyTypeSpecify the climatology type.DS (cp)
39AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemEmissionAndConc/AtmChem3D-SourcesAircraftSpeciesEmittedList of species emitted by aircrafts.DS (cp)
40AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemEmissionAndConc/AtmChem3D-SourcesAircraftMethodMethod used to define gaseous species emitted by bare aircraft.DS (cp)
41AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemEmissionAndConc/AtmChem3D-SourcesAircraftClimatologyTypeSpecify the climatology type.DS (cp)
42AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemEmissionAndConc/AtmChem3D-SourcesBiomassBurningSpeciesEmittedlist of 3D species emitted by biomass burning.DS (cp)
43AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemEmissionAndConc/AtmChem3D-SourcesBiomassBurningMethodMethod used to define gaseous species emitted by biomass burning.DS (cp)
44AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemEmissionAndConc/AtmChem3D-SourcesBiomassBurningClimatologyTypeSpecify the climatology type.DS (cp)
45AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemEmissionAndConc/AtmChem3D-SourcesLightningSpeciesEmittedList of species emitted by lightnings.DS (cp)
46AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemEmissionAndConc/AtmChem3D-SourcesLightningMethodMethod used to define gaseous species emitted by lightning.DS (cp)
47AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemEmissionAndConc/AtmChem3D-SourcesLightningClimatologyTypeSpecify the climatology type.DS (cp)
48AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemEmissionAndConc/AtmChem3D-SourcesVolcanicSpeciesEmittedList of 3D species emitted by volcanoes.DS (cp)
49AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemEmissionAndConc/AtmChem3D-SourcesVolcanicMethodMethod used to define gaseous species emitted by volcanoes.DS (cp)
50AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemEmissionAndConc/AtmChem3D-SourcesVolcanicClimatologyTypeSpecify the climatology type.DS (cp)
51AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemEmissionAndConcConcentrationsPrescribedLowerBoundaryList of species prescribed at the lower boundary.DS (cp)
52AtmosphericChemistry/AtmChemEmissionAndConcConcentrationsPrescribedUpperBoundaryList of species prescribed at the upper boundary.DS (cp)
53AtmosphericChemistry/AtmGasPhaseChemistryGeneral AttributesSpeciesSpecies included in the gas phase chemistry scheme.DS (cp)
54AtmosphericChemistry/AtmGasPhaseChemistryProcessesDryDepositionIs dry deposition prescribed or interactive? Dry deposition describes the dry processes by which gaseous species deposit themselves on solid surfaces thus decreasing their concentration in the air.DS (cp)
55AtmosphericChemistry/AtmGasPhaseChemistryProcessesWetDepositionIs wet deposition included? Wet deposition describes the moist processes by which gaseous species deposit themselves on solid surfaces thus decreasing their concentration in the air.DS (cp)
56AtmosphericChemistry/AtmGasPhaseChemistryProcessesOxidationIs oxidation included? Oxidation describes the loss of electrons or an increase in oxidation state by a molecule.DS (cp)
57AtmosphericChemistry/AtmGasPhaseChemistryProcessesWashOut-RainOutDownward transport of soluble chemistry species in clouds.DS (cp)
58AtmosphericChemistry/AtmGasPhaseChemistryNumOfReactionsAndSpeciesNumberOfBimolecularReactionsThe number of bi-molecular reactions in the gas phase chemistry scheme.DS (cp)
59AtmosphericChemistry/AtmGasPhaseChemistryNumOfReactionsAndSpeciesNumberOfTermolecularReactionsThe number of ter-molecular reactions in the gas phase chemistry scheme.DS (cp)
60AtmosphericChemistry/AtmGasPhaseChemistryNumOfReactionsAndSpeciesNumberOfAdvectedSpeciesThe number of advected species in the gas phase chemistry scheme.DS (cp)
61AtmosphericChemistry/AtmGasPhaseChemistryNumOfReactionsAndSpeciesNumberOfSteadyStateSpeciesThe number of steady state species in the gas phase chemistry scheme.DS (cp)
62AtmosphericChemistry/AtmHeterogeneousChemistry/StratosphericHeterChemSpeciesGasPhaseGas phase species included in the stratospheric heterogeneous chemistry scheme.DS (cp)
63AtmosphericChemistry/AtmHeterogeneousChemistry/StratosphericHeterChemSpeciesAerosol-PSCAerosol species included in the stratospheric heterogeneous chemistry scheme.DS (cp)
64AtmosphericChemistry/AtmHeterogeneousChemistry/StratosphericHeterChemProcessesSedimentationIs sedimentation included in the stratospheric heterogeneous chemistry scheme?
Sedimentation is the vertical settling of particles.
DS (cp)
65AtmosphericChemistry/AtmHeterogeneousChemistry/StratosphericHeterChemProcessesCoagulationIs coagulation included in the stratospheric heterogeneous chemistry scheme?
Coagulation is a process by which aerosol particles grow.
DS (cp)
66AtmosphericChemistry/AtmHeterogeneousChemistry/StratosphericHeterChemNumOfReactionsAndSpeciesNumberOfReactionsThe number of reactions in the stratospheric heterogeneous chemistry scheme.DS (cp)
67AtmosphericChemistry/AtmHeterogeneousChemistry/StratosphericHeterChemNumOfReactionsAndSpeciesNumberOfAdvectedSpeciesThe number of advected species in the stratospheric heterogeneous chemistry scheme.DS (cp)
68AtmosphericChemistry/AtmHeterogeneousChemistry/StratosphericHeterChemNumOfReactionsAndSpeciesNumberOfSteadyStateSpeciesThe number of steady state species in the stratospheric heterogeneous chemistry scheme.DS (cp)
69AtmosphericChemistry/AtmHeterogeneousChemistry/TroposphericHeterChemSpeciesGasPhaseList of gas phase species involved in tropospheric heterogeneous chemistry processes.DS (cp)
70AtmosphericChemistry/AtmHeterogeneousChemistry/TroposphericHeterChemSpeciesAerosolsAerosol species included in the tropospheric heterogeneous chemistry scheme.DS (cp)
71AtmosphericChemistry/AtmHeterogeneousChemistry/TroposphericHeterChemProcessesDryDepositionIs dry deposition prescribed or interactive?
Dry deposition describes the dry processes by which species deposit themselves on solid surfaces thus decreasing their concentration in the air.
DS (cp)
72AtmosphericChemistry/AtmHeterogeneousChemistry/TroposphericHeterChemProcessesWetDepositionIs wet deposition included?
Wet deposition describes the moist processes by which species deposit themselves on solid surfaces thus decreasing their concentration in the air.
DS (cp)
73AtmosphericChemistry/AtmHeterogeneousChemistry/TroposphericHeterChemProcessesWashOut-RainOutDownward transport of soluble chemistry species in clouds.DS (cp)
74AtmosphericChemistry/AtmHeterogeneousChemistry/TroposphericHeterChemProcessescoagulationIs coagulation included in the stratospheric heterogeneous chemistry scheme?
Coagulation is a process by which aerosol particles grow.
DS (cp)
75AtmosphericChemistry/AtmHeterogeneousChemistry/TroposphericHeterChemNumOfReactionsAndSpeciesNumberOfReactionsThe number of reactions in the tropospheric heterogeneous chemistry scheme.DS (cp)
76AtmosphericChemistry/AtmHeterogeneousChemistry/TroposphericHeterChemNumOfReactionsAndSpeciesNumberOfAdvectedSpeciesThe number of advected species in the tropospheric heterogeneous chemistry scheme.DS (cp)
77AtmosphericChemistry/AtmHeterogeneousChemistry/TroposphericHeterChemNumOfReactionsAndSpeciesNumberOfSteadyStateSpeciesThe number of steady state species in the tropospheric heterogeneous chemistry scheme.DS (cp)
78AtmosphericChemistry/PhotoChemistryPhotolysisMethodIs the photolysis scheme online or offline?
If it is offline, does the look up table take clouds into account with respect to effective photolysis rate for photodissociation?
DS (cp)
79AtmosphericChemistry/PhotoChemistryPhotolysisProcessesProcesses included in the photolysis scheme.DS (cp)
80AtmosphericChemistry/PhotoChemistryPhotolysisReactionDataReaction information taken into account by the photolysis scheme.DS (cp)
81AtmosphericChemistry/PhotoChemistryNumOfReactionsAndSpeciesNumberOfReactionsThe number of reactions in the photo-chemistry scheme.DS (cp)
82AtmosphericChemistry/PhotoChemistryNumOfReactionsAndSpeciesNumberOfSpeciesThe number of species in the photo-chemistry scheme.DS (cp)