Parameter: met_current_speed

Id
PD3071
Display Name
Surface Current Speed
Standard Name
Unit
m s-1
Fill Value
-9999999
Precision
Parameter Function
CURRENT_SPD
Data Product Identifier
CURRENT_SPD
Data Product Type
Data Level
Parameter Function Map

{"vle_water": "PD1154", "use_velptmn_with_metbk": "CC_use_velpt", "vln_water": "PD1155"}

Description

Estimated magnitude of the surface current using the eastward and northward velocity components from the VELPT mounted on the surface buoy. This is the meta-data "product" CURRENT specified by the DPS referenced below (Section 4.3, step 4). This product is not used in the METBK code; rather, the magnitude of the vector difference of te wind and current vectors is the fundamental variable used in the METBK calculations (see RELWIND_SPD-AUX). Because the direction of the current will also be calculated so as to be made available, the CURRENT metadata product is sub-divided into: CURRENT_SPD (calculated by this code) and CURRENT_DIR.

Parameter Type
function
Value Encoding
float32