4.2.2.  DATA_DISCIPLINE


The global attribute DATA_DISCIPLINE describes the field of research to which the data in the file belongs and the data acquisition method. An entry consists of three fields: Discipline field, Acquisition method, and Acquisition platform. For a list of allowed variables please refer to Table 7.2.

 

Type: STRING

Entry: Three semicolon-separated fields

Format: Discipline;Acquisition method;Acquisition platform

Example: DATA_DISCIPLINE = ATMOSPHERIC.CHEMISTRY;INSITU;BALLOON


Data Discipline Field Comment
ATMOSPHERIC.CHEMISTRY Atmosphere, chemistry only
ATMOSPHERIC.DYNAMICS Atmosphere, dynamics only
ATMOSPHERIC.PHYSICS Atmosphere, chemistry & dynamics
LAND.SURFACE.GEOPHYSICS -
LUNAR.PHYSICS -
OCEANOGRAPHIC.BIOLOGY Ocean, biology only
OCEANOGRAPHIC.CHEMISTRY Ocean, chemistry only
OCEANOGRAPHIC.DYNAMICS Ocean, dynamics only
OCEANOGRAPHIC.PHYSICS Ocean, chemistry and dynamics
SOLAR.PHYSICS -
STELLAR.PHYSICS -

Acquisition method Comment
INSITU When the analysis of a sample is made at the original sampling position
NUMERICAL.SIMULATION Output from a numerical modelling system
REMOTE.SENSING Teledetection
SAMPLE When a sample is analysed away from its sampling position

Acquisition platform Comment
AIRCRAFT -
ASSIMILATION data assimilation = integrated use of model and experimental data
BALLOON -
BUOY -
BUOY.DRIFTING -
BUOY.MOORING -
GROUNDBASED -
MODEL -
MOORING -
PLATFORM for marine use only
ROCKET -
SATELLITE includes the space shuttle platform
SHIP -