Variable: Cloud top temperature

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

 

Comment:
Last modified: 2019-10-16
Classification
  • Domain: Atmosphere
    • Sub-domain: Clouds and precipitations
      • Variable: Cloud top temperature
        • Measured in Layers:
          • Cloud-top
  • Cross-cutting themes:

Requirements defined for Cloud top temperature  (4)

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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
86 Cloud top temperature Cloud-top Climate-AOPC (deprecated) 0.3 K
0.4 K
0.6 K
100 km
200 km
500 km
3 h
4 h
6 h
3 h
6 h
12 h
Global firm 2007-07-19 AOPC
432 Cloud top temperature Cloud-top Nowcasting / VSRF 0.5 K
0.8 K
2 K
1 km
5 km
10 km
5 min
15 min
60 min
5 min
10 min
30 min
Global firm 2013-04-09 P. Ambrosetti
218 Cloud top temperature Cloud-top GEWEX (deprecated) 0.5 K
1 K
2 K
50 km
100 km
250 km
3 h
6 h
12 h
30 d
45 d
60 d
Global reasonable 1998-10-29 WCRP
792 Cloud top temperature Cloud-top Climate Monitoring (GCOS) 1 K
5 K
0.25 K 50 km 3 h Global reasonable 2019-09-25 GCOS-200: The Global Observing System for Climate: Implementation Needs (Published 2016)