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GES DISC Science Keyword Request for new MERRA-2 Ocean data

Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2022 11:50 am America/New_York
by cloeser
Our MERRA-2 curation team at GES DISC would like to request new science keywords. Below is a summary but attached is more information about the request.
ScienceKeywords_MERRA2-Ocean.pdf
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EARTH SCIENCE > OCEAN > LAND/OCEAN/ICE MASK
EARTH SCIENCE > OCEAN > LAND/OCEAN/ICE FRACTION
EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LAND/OCEAN/ICE MASK
EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LAND/OCEAN/ICE FRACTION
Justification: These keywords are used to identify the type of grid location.

EARTH SCIENCE> ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS> CLOUD MICROPHYSICS > ICE NUCLEI
Justification: This keyword describes the unique properties of cloud formations.

EARTH SCIENCE> ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
Justification: This keyword is a generic keyword for air temperature without specifying the altitude.

EARTH SCIENCE> OCEANS> SALINITY/DENSITY > SALT FLUX
Justification: this keyword describes one kind of oceanic flux, salt flux.

EARTH SCIENCE> OCEANS> OCEAN HEAT BUDGET > HEAT FLUX > SENSIBLE HEAT FLUX
Justification: This keyword is needed since it is one kind of heat flux.

EARTH SCIENCE> OCEANS> PRECIPITATION > SOLID PRECIPITATION > SNOW
EARTH SCIENCE> OCEANS> PRECIPITATION > LIQUID PRECIPITATION > RAINFALL
Justification: These two keywords are needed to describe the precipitation types over the ocean.

EARTH SCIENCE> OCEANS> OCEAN WINDS > WIND VELOCITY / SPEED
Justification: This keyword is needed to describe the key features of ocean wind.

EARTH SCIENCE> OCEANS> SEA ICE > AREA
EARTH SCIENCE> OCEANS> SEA ICE > VOLUME
Justification: These keywords are needed to describe the properties of sea ice.

EARTH SCIENCE> CRYOSPHERE> SEA ICE> STRAIN RATES
EARTH SCIENCE> CRYOSPHERE> SEA ICE> STRESS
EARTH SCIENCE> CRYOSPHERE> SEA ICE> STRENGTH
Justification: The keywords above describe fundamental features of sea ice.

EARTH SCIENCE> CRYOSPHERE> SEA ICE> HEAT FLUX> SENSIBLE HEAT FLUX
EARTH SCIENCE> CRYOSPHERE> SEA ICE> HEAT FLUX> LATENT HEAT FLUX
EARTH SCIENCE> CRYOSPHERE> SEA ICE> HEAT FLUX> LONGWAVE HEAT FLUX
EARTH SCIENCE> CRYOSPHERE> SEA ICE> HEAT FLUX> SHORTWAVE HEAT FLUX
Justification: The keywords above describe fundamental features of sea ice.

EARTH SCIENCE> LAND SURFACE > HEAT FLUX > SENSIBLE HEAT FLUX
EARTH SCIENCE> LAND SURFACE > HEAT FLUX > LATENT HEAT FLUX
EARTH SCIENCE> LAND SURFACE > HEAT FLUX > LONGWAVE HEAT FLUX
EARTH SCIENCE> LAND SURFACE > HEAT FLUX > SHORTWAVE HEAT FLUX
Justification: The keywords above describe fundamental heat flux over land.

Please let me know if you need more information. Thanks!

Re: GES DISC Science Keyword Request for new MERRA-2 Ocean data

Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2022 1:01 pm America/New_York
by GCMD - sritz
Hi Carlee, we will create a ticket for your request so you can track it.

Scott

Re: GES DISC Science Keyword Request for new MERRA-2 Ocean data

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2022 12:19 pm America/New_York
by GCMD - sritz
Hi @cloeser the ticket for this request is https://bugs.earthdata.nasa.gov/browse/CMRSCI-4274

Re: GES DISC Science Keyword Request for new MERRA-2 Ocean data

Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2022 12:56 pm America/New_York
by GCMD - sritz
@cloeser this keyword request is complete. Please see ticket https://bugs.earthdata.nasa.gov/browse/CMRSCI-4274 for details.