(1) epfluxdiv, utenddivf are these the same quantity (tendency of
eastward wind due to eliassen palm flux divergence)? The unit of
epfluxdiv are unclear to me
Also note that utenddivf is the new name of acceldif, to conform to a
common standard (possibly the old name will be removed?)
(2) eliassen palm flux:
epmflux, fy are both “northward eliassen palm flux in air”
epvflux, fz are both “upward eliassen palm flux in air”
(4) residual (or TEM) velocities:
vstar , vstarbar are both “northward TEM air velocity”
wstar , wstarbar are both “upward TEM air velocity”
(5) gravity wave GW tendencies:
Here it would be good to converge, because DynVar requests separate
tendencies due to orographic and due to nonorographic GW drags; while
HighResMIP requests the total and the nonorographic GW drags.
In summary, we have redundancy although each requests is by itself fine.
For consistency, best would to define a name using utend… vtend… (as we
do in DynVar); while either approach is fine to me.
accelgw, accelnogw, accelogw: these are the old names, to please be
(6) Another issue (possibly propagated by dynvar, sorry for this):
The unit of utendvstarad and utendwstarad should be ms-2