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A CellMeasure describes a measurement or parameter for cells within a domain; one is commonly used where the defined measure is not inferable from coordinates.

A CellMeasure instance must contain:

  • A measure property, which indicates the metric of the domain it supplies (see <reference to properties | CellMeasure>).
  • A units property, consistent with the measure property (see <reference to properties | CellMeasure>).
  • A typed numeric array of metric values:
    • the values array shape is consistent with the domain axes mediating the references from the containing Field.

A CellMeasure may contain further properties (see <reference to properties>).


In CF-netCDF files, CellMeasure instances correspond to variables named by the cell_measures attribute of the data variable.