Questions tagged [tags]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
3
votes
1answer
25 views

How do people feel about a PM2.5 tag and this wiki excerpt?

I have recently created pm2.5 and have it on 3 questions so far. update: 8 questions now. I have also written the following tag Wiki excerpt: PM2.5 is one size classification of airborne ...
2
votes
2answers
39 views

GPS vs GNSS tags, do we need both?

GPS technically only refers to the system established by the US, whereas GNSS is a general term including Beidou, Galileo, and GLONASS. (any others?). Two questions use gps and five questions use ...
2
votes
1answer
16 views

ground-truth tag description

I recently added a ground-truth tag because I thought that remote-sensing was too generic, and sometimes nongermane, for questions where somebody posts a Google (maps or Earth) satellite image and ...
-4
votes
1answer
115 views

ES Stack Exchange's Mineral Guide [closed]

Project is closed by the system. We could move it to github, but the point I saw is there are a lot of good geologists at the site. I am sugesting to take from an own server one monthly data request ...
3
votes
1answer
19 views

Editing questions tagged 'rocks' or 'minerals' together with 'identification-request'?

I see people tagging identification questions with identification-request and rocks (example), or only with rocks. Consider the following question counts: 66 tagged tagged rocks and identification-...
4
votes
1answer
48 views

Add 'software' and 'simulation' tags

I have added the software and simulation tags to this question. They seem perfectly good tags for this site. But I also know that if a newly suggested tag is not used enough, it will disappear again. ...
6
votes
4answers
119 views

Should we clean up the tags on this site?

I am an active user on chemistry.SE and I've recently become interested in Earth Science and have started to participate over here as well. One of things I noticed whilst browsing around the site was ...
1
vote
1answer
39 views

What's the purpose or use of tag [world-building]?

As of now (2016-02-10 20:04 UTC -6), there are 4 questions tagged with world-building, but it's not clear to me what topic or category it defines, based on those (4) questions it has been used. I ...
6
votes
2answers
68 views

Are counterfactual questions on topic?

I'm personally a bit ambivalent about questions like this: Would there still be wind if Earth had no water? How would the Earth look without water in the oceans? How would plate tectonics differ if ...
9
votes
3answers
84 views

Should we have the [homework] tag?

I realize that our homework policy states that when asking a homework question, one should include the homework tag. However, it seems to me that the homework tag is a meta tag and thus should be ...
4
votes
3answers
59 views

move [nwp] tag to [numerical-weather-prediction]

Move nwp tag to numerical-weather-prediction. Initialised tags are unclear, even when the initialism is common. I can't suggest a synonym, because I don't have points in that tag.
4
votes
1answer
35 views

Rename the [geothermal-heat] tag?

The tag geothermal-heat seems a bit tautologous. I suppose the idea is 'geothermal energy for heating'. But it's not a super-popular tag (only 15 uses), and some questions (e.g. yesterday's Is there a ...
3
votes
1answer
31 views

Blacklisting the [earth] tag

There are no longer any questions on the main site tagged with earth. Discussion has taken place here and consensus is that the earth is not a useful tag. This site is titled "Earth Science" and ...
4
votes
1answer
53 views

Synonymize [ocean] and [oceanography]

I just saw that weather and meteorology were synonymized now, shouldn't we synonymized, in a similar way, tags ocean and oceanography? I don't really think there is a good reason to keep them separate....
4
votes
1answer
54 views

Are stratigraphic tags useful?

I have found myself in the last few months tagging or retagging some questions with time-based tags (namely precambrian and carboniferous). I realize now that nobody else did, and thus was wondering ...
4
votes
2answers
48 views

Would [field-technique] be a useful tag?

A comment by plannapus suggested that field-technique might be a useful tag for the question. (I had thought of "field-methods", but "field-technique" has a more technical feel.) Would field-...
5
votes
1answer
53 views

We should strive for consistent spelling forms

I just noted that the palaeobotany is using british spelling, while all the other similar tags are using american spelling (e.g. paleontology. As a community, we should strive for tags using the same ...
4
votes
4answers
107 views

Do we need [climate-change] and [global-warming]?

We currently have tags global-warming (6 questions) and climate-change (6 questions). I don't think we need both of these tags, so the question becomes which tag do we keep? I definitely feel one of ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

Should we split the waves tag?

I noticed that we currently tag questions about waves at the ocean surface and seismic waves with the same waves tag. There are other topics about waves, which could come up here. Should we split the ...
5
votes
7answers
107 views

Should the [earthquakes] tag be synonymized to [seismology]?

Should the earthquakes tag be synonymized to seismology? Or, in other words - we know that all questions about earthquakes are also about seismology. Is it also true that all questions about ...
7
votes
1answer
46 views

Would it be beneficial to incorporate the el-nino tag and prempt a la-nina tag under an ENSO tag?

Should we combine these tags? Or is it better they remain separate?
0
votes
0answers
35 views

Tag recommendations: sea-water

There is no tag for general sea-water related questions. The only tags up until now that come remotely close are sea-level, and sea-ice
0
votes
2answers
42 views

Tags for Organizations

Should we add tags to allow for users to ask questions of specific agencies/datasets? (Sorry about the US Centric agency list) USGS - US Geological Survey US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency (US)...
1
vote
2answers
45 views

Add tag for Geoinformatics

Geoinformatics is the science and the technology which develops and uses information science infrastructure to address the problems of geography, geosciences and related branches of engineering.
1
vote
0answers
55 views

A tag for Earth's rotation

What about a tag like earth-rotation (synonym rotation maybe)?. For several questions I think something like this one is missing.
3
votes
4answers
151 views

Should [atmosphere] be a synonym of [meteorology]?

Should atmosphere be a synonym of meteorology? The AMS defines meteorology as: The study of the physics, chemistry, and dynamics of the earth's atmosphere, including the related effects at the air–...
12
votes
4answers
211 views

Tag for global Earth: do not use “earth”?

Some questions* already use the tag earth. (*) edit: ignore the previous link, see the first comment by plannapus following naught101 answer below. I'm wondering if it is meaningful on Earth Science ...
4
votes
2answers
48 views

Tag Abbreviations

Should tags use abbreviations where they are common? For example I was thinking of tagging the Banded Iron Formation question "BIF" but thought that might be a bit obscure. On the other hand, banded-...
12
votes
2answers
91 views

Can the misspelled [meateorology] tag be deleted?

meaterology is obviously a misspelling and so should be deleted (unless Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs actually has a scientific basis ☺) and not made a synonym of the correct spelling.
4
votes
1answer
63 views

What should we add to tag wikis?

What is the policy on creating/adding to tag wikis? I think this is of great importance, that we get some of the fundamental tags defined, such as Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry.
8
votes
2answers
102 views

Subdiscipline tag convention

Do we prefer tags like this: volcanology speleology glaciology or like this: volcanoes caves glaciers ?