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

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

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

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 defintionstatus
1LandIce/LandIceKeyPropertiesGeneral AttributesCouplingIceSheet-IceShelvesMethod by which ice sheets are coupled to ice shelvesDS (gd)
2LandIce/LandIceKeyPropertiesGeneral AttributesGroundingLineMethodSpecify the technique used for modelling the grounding lineDS (gd)
3LandIce/LandIceKeyPropertiesGeneral AttributesLandIceAlbedo[TBA]MISSING
4LandIce/LandIceKeyPropertiesGeneral AttributesAlbedoFunctionOfList those values that land ice albedo is a function ofDS (gd)
5LandIce/LandIceGlaciersGeneral AttributesDynamicArealExtentDoes the model include a dynamic glacier extent?DS (gd)
6LandIce/LandIceGlaciersMassBalanceAblationCalculationType of scheme used to model glacier ablationDS (gd)
7LandIce/LandIceGlaciersMassBalanceDowscalingTechniqueHow the atmospheric variables are used in the mass balance calculations.DS (gd)
8LandIce/LandIceGlaciersSnowTreatmentMethodIs glacier snow treated in the same way as that in the land surface scheme?DS (gd)
9LandIce/LandIceGlaciersSnowTreatmentNumberOfSnowLayersHow many glacier snow layers does the model treat?DS (gd)
10LandIce/LandIceGlaciersSnowTreatmentPropertiesDescription of processes affecting snow on glaciersDS (gd)
11LandIce/LandIceSheetMassBalanceAblationCalculationType of scheme used to calculate ablation in the ice sheet mass balanceDS (gd)
12LandIce/LandIceSheetMassBalanceDowscalingTechniqueHow the atmospheric variables are used in the mass balance calculations.DS (gd)
13LandIce/LandIceSheet/IceSheetDynamicsGeneral AttributesCouplingWithAtmosphereCoupling method between land ice sheet and atmosphere.DS (gd)
14LandIce/LandIceSheet/IceSheetDynamicsModel-NumericsGridConfigHow does the grid configuration for the land ice sheet compare to that used in the land surface scheme?DS (gd)
15LandIce/LandIceSheet/IceSheetDynamicsModel-NumericsMeanResolutionMean horizontal resolution of the land ice sheet model.DS (gd)
16LandIce/LandIceSheet/IceSheetDynamicsModel-NumericsGridCharacteristicsDescription of the horizontal grid used for land ice sheet.DS (gd)
17LandIce/LandIceSheet/IceSheetDynamicsModel-NumericsApproximationApproximation type used in modelling ice sheet dynamicsDS (gd)
18LandIce/LandIceSheet/IceSheetDynamicsModel-NumericsIceStreamsAre ice streams modelled within the land ice model?DS (gd)
19LandIce/LandIceSheetSnowTreatmentMethodHow does the treatment of land-ice snow compare with treatment in the land-surface model?DS (gd)
20LandIce/LandIceSheetSnowTreatmentNumberOfSnowLayersHow many snow layers are included in modelling land ice sheets?DS (gd)
21LandIce/LandIceSheetSnowTreatmentPropertiesDescription of processes affecting snow on ice sheetsDS (gd)
23LandIce/LandIceShelvesMassBalanceAblationCalculationtype of scheme used to model ablation in ice shelvesDS (gd)
24LandIce/LandIceShelvesMassBalanceDowscalingTechniqueHow the atmospheric variables are used in the mass balance calculations.DS (gd)
25LandIce/LandIceShelves/LandIceShelvesDynamicsGeneral AttributesCouplingWithOceanCoupling method between LandIceShelves and Ocean.DS (gd)
26LandIce/LandIceShelves/LandIceShelvesDynamicsModel-NumericsGridConfigDescription of the grid on which ice shelves are modelledDS (gd)
27LandIce/LandIceShelves/LandIceShelvesDynamicsModel-NumericsMeanResolutionMean horizontal resolution of the land ice shelves model.DS (gd)
28LandIce/LandIceShelves/LandIceShelvesDynamicsModel-NumericsGridCharacteristicsDescription of the horizontal grid used for land ice shelves.DS (gd)
29LandIce/LandIceShelves/LandIceShelvesDynamicsModel-NumericsApproximationNumerical approximation used in modelling ice shelf dynamicsDS (gd)
30LandIce/LandIceShelvesSnowTreatmentMethodHow does the treatment of snow on ice shelves compare to treatment of snow in the land surface model?DS (gd)
31LandIce/LandIceShelvesSnowTreatmentNumberOfSnowLayersHow many snow layers are modelled in the ice shelf schemeDS (gd)
32LandIce/LandIceShelvesSnowTreatmentPropertiesDescribe the properties of the model's ice shelf schemeDS (gd)