Requirement #431 

Values

For variable: Cloud top height

In application: Nowcasting / VSRF

Goal Breakthrough Threshold
Uncertainty 0.1 km 0.3 km 1 km
Stability/decade (if applicable)
Horizontal Resolution 1 km 5 km 15 km
Vertical Resolution
Observing Cycle 5 min 15 min 60 min
Timeliness 5 min 10 min 30 min

 

Validated: 2013-04-08 Source: P. Ambrosetti
Comment: Confidence: reasonable
Def: :Not firm, but based on a strong heritage of experiments with similar data
Specifications
  • Domain: Atmosphere
    • Subdomain: Clouds and precipitations
      • Variable: Cloud top height
        • Applicable (vertical) layers:
          • n/a (2D)
        • Horizontal Coverage: Global