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accepted
2019-05-14 17:27:20.0
false
"Area fraction" is the fraction of a grid cell's horizontal area that has some characteristic of interest. It is evaluated as the area of interest divided by the grid cell area. It may be expressed as a fraction, a percentage, or any other dimensionless representation of a fraction. "Layer" means any layer with upper and lower boundaries that have constant values in some vertical coordinate. There must be a vertical coordinate variable indicating the extent of the layer(s). If the layers are model layers, the vertical coordinate can be "model_level_number", but it is recommended to specify a physical coordinate (in a scalar or auxiliary coordinate variable) as well. Standard names also exist for high, medium and low cloud types. Standard names referring only to "cloud_area_fraction" should be used for quantities for the whole atmosphere column. Cloud area fraction is also called "cloud amount" and "cloud cover".
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2
ice_cloud_area_fraction_in_atmosphere_layer
SDN:P07::95JF7EN0
2019-05-14 17:27:20.0
2