Variable: Precipitation intensity at surface (liquid or solid)

Definition
Full name Precipitation intensity at surface (liquid or solid)
Definition Intensity of precipitation reaching the ground - Physical unit: [ mm/h ] (if solid, mm/h of liquid water after melting) - Accuracy unit: [ mm/h ]. Since accuracy changes with intensity, it is necessary to specify a reference intensity. Assumed rate: 5 mm/h.
Measuring Units mm/h Uncertainty Units mm/h
Horizontal Res Units km Vertical Res Units N/A
Stability Units mm/h (Stability /decade)

 

Comment: This variable merges "Precipitation rate (liquid) at the surface" and "Precipitation rate (solid) at the surface".
Last modified: 2011-06-16
Classification
  • Domain: Atmosphere
    • Sub-domain: Clouds and precipitations
      • Variable: Precipitation intensity at surface (liquid or solid)
        • Measured in Layers:
          • Near Surface
  • Cross-cutting themes:

Requirements defined for Precipitation intensity at surface (liquid or solid)  (8)

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Note: In reading the values, goal is marked blue, breakthrough green and threshold orange

Id Variable Layer App Area Uncertainty Stability / decade Hor Res Ver Res Obs Cyc Timeliness Coverage Conf Level Val Date Source
104 Precipitation intensity at surface (liquid or solid) Near Surface Climate-AOPC (deprecated) 0.1 mm/h
0.3 mm/h
2 mm/h
100 km
200 km
500 km
3 h
4 h
6 h
3 h
6 h
12 h
Global firm 2007-07-19 AOPC
521 Precipitation intensity at surface (liquid or solid) Sea surface Ocean Applications 0.1 mm/h
0.5 mm/h
1 mm/h
1 km
5 km
25 km
5 min
12 min
60 min
5 min
9 min
30 min
Global ocean firm 2011-03-07 JCOMM (Ali Mafimbo)
730 Precipitation intensity at surface (liquid or solid) Near Surface Aeronautical Meteorology Local firm 2013-12-05 J van der Meulen
289 Precipitation intensity at surface (liquid or solid) Near Surface Global NWP 0.1 mm/h
0.5 mm/h
1 mm/h
5 km
15 km
50 km
60 min
3 h
12 h
6 min
30 min
6 h
Global reasonable 2009-02-10 John Eyre
368 Precipitation intensity at surface (liquid or solid) Near Surface High Res NWP 0.1 mm/h
0.2 mm/h
1 mm/h
0.5 km
2 km
10 km
30 min
60 min
3 h
15 min
30 min
2 h
Global reasonable 2010-02-01 T Montmerle
442 Precipitation intensity at surface (liquid or solid) Near Surface Nowcasting / VSRF 0.1 mm/h
0.3 mm/h
1 mm/h
1 km
5 km
30 km
5 min
10 min
60 min
5 min
10 min
30 min
Global reasonable 2013-04-03 P. Ambrosetti
773 Precipitation intensity at surface (liquid or solid) Near Surface Climate Monitoring (GCOS) 0.5 mm/h 0.02 mm/h 25 km 30 d Global reasonable 2019-09-25 GCOS-200: The Global Observing System for Climate: Implementation Needs (Published 2016)
45 Precipitation intensity at surface (liquid or solid) Near Surface Agricultural Meteorology 0.25 km
1 km
10 km
8 min
30 min
2 h
Global tentative 2003-01-01 WMO TD No. 1052, SAT-26