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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: 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 commentcorrectionsnew definitionstatus
1OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioKeyProperties/OceanBioTimeStepFrameworkPassiveTracersMethodTime stepping method for passive tracers.DS (mpm)
2OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioKeyProperties/OceanBioTimeStepFrameworkPassiveTracersTimeStepTime step for ocean passive tracers parametrization scheme.DS (mpm)
3OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioKeyProperties/OceanBioTimeStepFrameworkBiologyMethodTime stepping method for ocean biology.DS (mpm)
4OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioKeyProperties/OceanBioTimeStepFrameworkBiologyTimeStepTime step for ocean biology parametrization scheme.DS (mpm)
5OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioKeyProperties/OceanBioSpaceConfigHorizontalDomainGridConfigurationConfiguration of the horizontal grid used for ocean biogeochemistry (same as Ocean or different?).DS (mpm)
6OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioKeyProperties/OceanBioSpaceConfigHorizontalDomainMeanResolutionMean horizontal resolution of the ocean biogeochemistry model.DS (mpm)
7OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioKeyProperties/OceanBioSpaceConfigHorizontalDomainGridCharacteristricsDescription of the of the horizontal grid used for ocean biogeochemistry.DS (mpm)
8OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioKeyProperties/OceanBioSpaceConfigVerticalDomainGridConfigurationConfiguration of the vertical grid used for ocean biogeochemistry (same as Ocean or different?).DS (mpm)
9OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioKeyProperties/OceanBioSpaceConfigVerticalDomainNumberOfLevelsTotal number of vertical levels in ocean biogeochemistry model.DS (mpm)
10OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioKeyProperties/OceanBioSpaceConfigVerticalDomainGridCharacteristicsDescription of the vertical grid used for ocean biogeochemistry.DS (mpm)
11OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioKeyPropertiesBioGeoTracersDampingListOfTracersList of tracers to which a damping is applied.DS (mpm)
12OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioKeyPropertiesBioGeoTracersDampingLatMinSouthern boundary of the tracers damping zone.DS (mpm)
13OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioKeyPropertiesBioGeoTracersDampingLatMaxNorthern boundary of the tracers damping zone.DS (mpm)
14OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioKeyPropertiesBioGeoTracersDampingLonMinWestern boundary of the tracers damping zone.DS (mpm)
15OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioKeyPropertiesBioGeoTracersDampingLonMaxEastern boundary of the tracers damping zone.DS (mpm)
16OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioKeyPropertiesBioGeoTracersDampingUpperLevelUpper level of the tracers damping zone.DS (mpm)
17OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioKeyPropertiesBioGeoTracersDampingLowerLevelLower level of the tracers damping zone.DS (mpm)
18OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioKeyPropertiesTransportMethodMethod for transport for ocean biogeochemistry.DS (mpm)
19OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioKeyPropertiesTransportMethodCharacteristicsDescription of the specificities of the ocean biogeochemistry transport method (compared to Ocean tracers one).DS (mpm)
20OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioBoundaryForcingGeneral AttributesAtmosphericDepositionHow deposition of biogeochemical matter from atmosphere is provided to ocean biogeochemistry model.DS (mpm)
21OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioBoundaryForcingGeneral AttributesRiverInputHow biogeochemical substances and particules present in rivers are provided to ocean biogeochemistry model.DS (mpm)
22OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioBoundaryForcingGeneral AttributesSedimentInteractionsHow the sediments materials are provided to ocean biogeochemistry model.DS (mpm)
23OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioGazExchangeCO2PresentIs exchange of carbon dioxide taken into account in the air-sea interaction processes?DS (mpm)
24OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioGazExchangeCO2SchemeTypeScheme used for formulation of CO2 transfer velocity.DS (mpm)
25OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioGazExchangeO2PresentIs exchange of oxygen taken into account in the air-sea interaction processes?DS (mpm)
26OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioGazExchangeO2SchemeTypeScheme used for formulation of O2 transfer velocity.DS (mpm)
27OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioGazExchangeDMSPresentIs exchange of dimethyl sulfid taken into account in the air-sea interaction processes?DS (mpm)
28OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioGazExchangeDMSSchemeTypeScheme used for formulation of DMS transfer velocity.DS (mpm)
29OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioGazExchangeN2PresentIs exchange of nitrogen taken into account in the air-sea interaction processes?DS (mpm)
30OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioGazExchangeN2SchemeTypeScheme used for formulation of N2 transfer velocity.DS (mpm)
31OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioGazExchangeN2OPresentIs exchange of nitrogen oxide taken into account in the air-sea interaction processes?DS (mpm)
32OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioGazExchangeN2OSchemeTypeScheme used for formulation of N2O transfer velocity.DS (mpm)
33OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioGazExchangeCOPresentIs exchange of carbon oxide taken into account in the air-sea interaction processes?DS (mpm)
34OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioGazExchangeCOSchemeTypeScheme used for formulation of CO transfer velocity.DS (mpm)
35OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioTracersGeneral AttributesSulfurCycleIs sulfur cycle included in ocean biogeochemistry model?DS (mpm)
36OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioTracersNutrientsListOfSpeciesList of species (gazeous, organic or mineral) that act as as nutriments.DS (mpm)
37OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioTracersNutrientsNitrousSpeciesList of nutriments derived from nitrogen.DS (mpm)
38OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioTracersNutrientsProcessesList of chemical processes involving nitrogen.DS (mpm)
39OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioTracers/OceanBioTracersEcosystemGeneral AttributesUpperTrophicLevelsMISSING
40OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioTracers/OceanBioTracersEcosystemPhytoplanctonTypeApproach used to represent the phytoplancton in the ocean biogeochemistry model.DS (mpm)
41OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioTracers/OceanBioTracersEcosystemPhytoplanctonListOfSpeciesList of the different types of phytoplancton taken into account in the model.DS (mpm)
42OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioTracers/OceanBioTracersEcosystemZooplanctonTypeApproach used to represent the zooplancton in the biogeochemistry model.DS (mpm)
43OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioTracers/OceanBioTracersEcosystemZooplanctonListOfSpeciesList of the different types of zooplancton taken into account in the model.DS (mpm)
44OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioTracersDisolvedOrganicMatterLabilityIs the lability of dissolved organic matter taken into account in the ocean biogeochemistry model?DS (mpm)
45OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioTracersDisolvedOrganicMatterBacteriaRepresentationAre bacteria taken into account in the ocean biogeochemistry model?DS (mpm)
46OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioTracersParticulesMethodHow the particulate carbon are represented in oceanbiogeochemistry model.DS (mpm)
47OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioTracersParticulesTypesOfParticulesType of particulate matter taken into account in the ocean biogeochemistry model.DS (mpm)
48OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioTracersParticulesSizeSpectrumIs a particule size spectrum used to represent distribution of particules in the water volume?DS (mpm)
49OceanBiogeoChemistry/OceanBioTracersParticulesSinkingSpeedMethod for calculation of particule sinking speed.DS (mpm)