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Is there a standardized metadata attribute for describing which classification system is used for a (string) variable?

Suppose I have a variable that is a classification of something. In this example, it is a classification of soil texture: ...
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What is the difference between the CF standard_names `platform_id` and `platform_name`

The two CF standard names platform_id and platform_name strike me as being redundantly similar. From their definition in the CF standard name table: platform_id: alias: station_wmo_id A variable with ...
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What are the guidelines for constructing variable names that follow CF conventions?

I am attempting to develop variable names following Unidata's climate forecasting (CF) variable naming guidelines, but for biological variables used to parameterize and evaluate land surface and ...
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How can I create a CF compliant netCDF file?

I have been looking for a proper way to create a netCDF file that is compliant with the Climate and Forecast (CF) Metadata Convention. It is amazing that I can find a compliance checker for NetCDF ...
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