Gridspec: A standard for the description of grids used in Earth System models [article]

Venkatramani Balaji and Alistair Adcroft and Zhi Liang
2019 arXiv   pre-print
The comparative analysis of output from multiple models, and against observational data analysis archives, has become a key methodology in reducing uncertainty in climate projections, and in improving forecast skill of medium- and long-term forecasts. There is considerable momentum toward simplifying such analyses by applying comprehensive community-standard metadata to observational and model output data archives. The representation of gridded data is a critical element in describing the
more » ... ts of model output. We seek here to propose a standard for describing the grids on which such data are discretized. The standard is drafted specifically for inclusion within the Climate and Forecasting (CF) metadata conventions. The contents of this paper have been in the "grey literature" since 2007: it has been posted to arXiv to be citable. To preserve its integrity, the contents have not been updated.
arXiv:1911.08638v1 fatcat:76waiax37betbm4finenoyelau