Data Reference Syntax
~/<dataset>/downloads: A temporary dumping ground for downloaded files.
~/<dataset>/data: For data files I want to keep and use. To move from downloads to data they must have undergone pre-processing
Standard variable abbreviations
This list gives the stardard variable id,
followed by the
(these both need to be the same and have underscores instead of spaces
to keep iris/cartopy happy).
geopotential_height: Geopotential height
surface_air_temperature: Surface air temperature
sea_level_pressure: Sea level pressure
eastward_wind: Eastward wind velocity
northward_wind: Northward wind velocity
sea_ice_fraction: Sea ice concentration/fraction
vrot: Northward wind velocity on a rotated sphere (i.e. the north pole has been shifted and the meridional wind re-calculated accordingly)
hilbert_transformed_northward_wind: Wave envelope calculated via a Hilbert Transform
In order to be compliant with my iris/cartopy plotting routines,
all variables should start with these standard names
(and have the corresponding unaltered
then things can be appended to the id using underscores (e.g.
File name syntax
Basic data files
nativeor something like
y181x360, which describes the number of latitude (181) and longitude (360) points (in this case it is a 1 by 1 degree horizontal grid).
<region>: Region names are defined in
<np>: North pole location, e.g.
More complex file names
<inside>: The variable inside the file. e.g.
ltand used for greater and less than,
<prev-var>: if it's not obvious what variable
<inside>was created from, include the previous variable/s