List of standard variables

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Bulk variables

Variable Units Corresponding name in CF convention
alkalinity_expressed_as_mole_equivalent mmol m-3 sea_water_alkalinity_expressed_as_mole_equivalent
attenuation_coefficient_of_photosynthetic_radiative_flux m-1
attenuation_coefficient_of_shortwave_flux m-1
cell_thickness m cell_thickness
density kg m-3 sea_water_density
depth m depth
downwelling_photosynthetic_radiative_flux W m-2 downwelling_photosynthetic_radiative_flux_in_sea_water
downwelling_shortwave_flux W m-2 downwelling_shortwave_flux_in_sea_water
fractional_saturation_of_oxygen 1 fractional_saturation_of_oxygen_in_sea_water
mass_concentration_of_suspended_matter g m-3 mass_concentration_of_suspended_matter_in_sea_water
mole_concentration_of_ammonium mmol m-3 mole_concentration_of_ammonium_in_sea_water
mole_concentration_of_carbonate_expressed_as_carbon mmol m-3 mole_concentration_of_carbonate_expressed_as_carbon_in_sea_water
mole_concentration_of_dissolved_inorganic_carbon mmol m-3 mole_concentration_of_dissolved_inorganic_carbon_in_sea_water
mole_concentration_of_dissolved_iron umol m-3 mole_concentration_of_dissolved_iron_in_sea_water
mole_concentration_of_nitrate mmol m-3 mole_concentration_of_nitrate_in_sea_water
mole_concentration_of_phosphate mmol m-3 mole_concentration_of_phosphate_in_sea_water
mole_concentration_of_silicate mmol m-3 mole_concentration_of_silicate_in_sea_water
ph_reported_on_total_scale 1 sea_water_ph_reported_on_total_scale
practical_salinity 1e-3 sea_water_practical_salinity
pressure dbar sea_water_pressure
temperature degree_Celsius sea_water_temperature

Horizontal variables

Variable Units Corresponding name in CF convention
bottom_depth m
bottom_depth_below_geoid m sea_floor_depth_below_geoid
bottom_roughness_length m
bottom_stress Pa
cloud_area_fraction 1 cloud_area_fraction
latitude degree_north latitude
longitude degree_east longitude
mole_fraction_of_carbon_dioxide_in_air 1e-6 mole_fraction_of_carbon_dioxide_in_air
surface_air_pressure Pa surface_air_pressure
surface_downwelling_photosynthetic_radiative_flux W m-2 surface_downwelling_photosynthetic_radiative_flux_in_sea_water
surface_downwelling_photosynthetic_radiative_flux_in_air W m-2 surface_downwelling_photosynthetic_radiative_flux_in_air
surface_downwelling_shortwave_flux W m-2
surface_downwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air W m-2 surface_downwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air
surface_specific_humidity 1 surface_specific_humidity
surface_temperature degree_Celsius surface_temperature
wind_speed m s-1 wind_speed

Global variables

Variable Units Corresponding name in CF convention
number_of_days_since_start_of_the_year d

Conserved variables

Variable Units Corresponding name in CF convention
total_carbon mmol m-3
total_iron umol m-3
total_nitrogen mmol m-3
total_phosphorus mmol m-3
total_silicate mmol m-3
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