Requirement #3 


For variable: Cloud optical depth

In application: CLIC (deprecated)

Goal Breakthrough Threshold
Uncertainty 15 dimless 20 dimless 30 dimless
Stability/decade (if applicable)
Horizontal Resolution 100 km 200 km 500 km
Vertical Resolution
Observing Cycle 12 h 16 h 24 h
Timeliness 24 h 30 h 2 d


Validated: 10/29/98 Source: WCRP
Comment: Confidence: reasonable
Def: :Not firm, but based on a strong heritage of experiments with similar data
  • Domain: Atmosphere
    • Subdomain: Clouds and precipitations