Hi,

I haven't heard anything after sending this in. Can these names be considered 
for
inclusion in the standard_name list?

Kind regards,

Maarten Sneep

On 23/02/18 15:04, Maarten Sneep wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I'd like to propose the following standard names:
> 
> * atmosphere_mole_content_of_methane
> * atmosphere_mole_content_of_water_vapor
> * atmosphere_mole_content_of_carbon_monoxide
> * atmosphere_mole_content_of_semiheavy_water_vapor
> * atmosphere_mole_content_of_nitrogen_dioxide
> 
> Details are provided below.
> 
> atmosphere_mole_content_of_methane
> Canonical units: mol/m2
> Description: "Content" indicates a quantity per unit area. The "atmosphere 
> content"
> of a quantity refers to the vertical integral from the surface to the top of 
> the
> atmosphere. For the content between specified levels in the atmosphere, 
> standard
> names including "content_of_atmosphere_layer" are used. The construction
> "atmosphere_mole_content_of_X" means the vertically integrated number of 
> moles of X
> above a unit area. The chemical formula for methane is CH4. Methane is a 
> member of
> the group of hydrocarbons known as alkanes. There are standard names for the 
> alkane
> group as well as for some of the individual species.
> 
> (References: atmosphere_mass_content_of_methane, 
> atmosphere_mole_content_of_ozone;
> for ozone both mole content and mass content exist).
> 
> 
> atmosphere_column_average_mole_fraction_of_methane_in_dry_air
> Canonical units: 1
> 
> 
> atmosphere_mole_content_of_water_vapor
> Canonical units: mol/m2
> Description: "Content" indicates a quantity per unit area. The "atmosphere 
> content"
> of a quantity refers to the vertical integral from the surface to the top of 
> the
> atmosphere. For the content between specified levels in the atmosphere, 
> standard
> names including "content_of_atmosphere_layer" are used. The construction
> "atmosphere_mole_content_of_X" means the vertically integrated number of 
> moles of X
> above a unit area. The chemical formula for water is H2O. Atmosphere water 
> vapor
> content is sometimes referred to as "precipitable water", although this term 
> does not
> imply the water could all be precipitated.
> 
> (References: atmosphere_mass_content_of_water_vapor,
> atmosphere_mole_content_of_ozone; for ozone both mole content and mass 
> content exist).
> 
> 
> atmosphere_mole_content_of_carbon_monoxide
> Canonical units: mol/m2
> Description: "Content" indicates a quantity per unit area. The "atmosphere 
> content"
> of a quantity refers to the vertical integral from the surface to the top of 
> the
> atmosphere. For the content between specified levels in the atmosphere, 
> standard
> names including "content_of_atmosphere_layer" are used. The construction
> "atmosphere_mole_content_of_X" means the vertically integrated number of 
> moles of X
> above a unit area. The chemical formula for carbon monoxide is CO.
> 
> (References: atmosphere_mass_content_of_carbon_monoxide,
> atmosphere_mole_content_of_ozone; for ozone both mole content and mass 
> content exist).
> 
> 
> atmosphere_mole_content_of_semiheavy_water_vapor
> Canonical units: mol/m2
> Description: "Content" indicates a quantity per unit area. The "atmosphere 
> content"
> of a quantity refers to the vertical integral from the surface to the top of 
> the
> atmosphere. For the content between specified levels in the atmosphere, 
> standard
> names including "content_of_atmosphere_layer" are used. The construction
> "atmosphere_mole_content_of_X" means the vertically integrated number of 
> moles of X
> above a unit area. The chemical formula for semi-heavy water is HDO, water 
> with one
> hydrogen replaced by deuterium.
> 
> Note: This one is tricky, HDO is not D2O, so the correct term is not heavy 
> water.
> Open for suggestions here.
> 
> 
> atmosphere_mole_content_of_nitrogen_dioxide
> Canonical units: mol/m2
> Description: "Content" indicates a quantity per unit area. The "atmosphere 
> content"
> of a quantity refers to the vertical integral from the surface to the top of 
> the
> atmosphere. For the content between specified levels in the atmosphere, 
> standard
> names including "content_of_atmosphere_layer" are used. The construction
> "atmosphere_mole_content_of_X" means the vertically integrated number of 
> moles of X
> above a unit area. The chemical formula for nitrogen_dioxide is NO2.
> 
> (References: troposphere_mole_content_of_nitrogen_dioxide,
> stratosphere_mole_content_of_nitrogen_dioxide).

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