Variable: Cloud top height

Definition
Full name Cloud top height
Definition Height of the top of the cloud (highest cloud in case of multi-layer clouds)
Measuring Units km Uncertainty Units km
Horizontal Res Units km Vertical Res Units
Stability Units km (Stability /decade)

 

Comment:
Last modified: 2019-10-16
Classification
  • Domain: Atmosphere
    • Sub-domain: Clouds and precipitations
      • Variable: Cloud top height
        • Measured in Layers:
          • n/a (2D)
  • Cross-cutting themes:

Requirements defined for Cloud top height  (5)

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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
85 Cloud top height n/a (2D) Climate-AOPC (deprecated) 0.5 km
1 km
2 km
100 km
200 km
500 km
3 h
4 h
6 h
3 h
6 h
12 h
Global firm 2007-07-19 AOPC
270 Cloud top height n/a (2D) Global NWP 0.2 km
0.5 km
1 km
5 km
15 km
50 km
60 min
3 h
12 h
6 min
30 min
6 h
Global firm 2009-02-10 John Eyre
354 Cloud top height n/a (2D) High Res NWP 0.2 km
0.5 km
1 km
0.5 km
2 km
10 km
15 min
30 min
3 h
15 min
30 min
2 h
Global firm 2011-08-04 T Montmerle
4 Cloud top height n/a (2D) CLIC (deprecated) 0.5 km
0.7 km
1 km
100 km
200 km
500 km
12 h
15 h
24 h
24 h
30 h
2 d
Global reasonable 1998-10-29 WCRP
431 Cloud top height n/a (2D) Nowcasting / VSRF 0.1 km
0.3 km
1 km
1 km
5 km
15 km
5 min
15 min
60 min
5 min
10 min
30 min
Global reasonable 2013-04-08 P. Ambrosetti