Requirement #540 


For variable: Significant wave height

In application: Ocean Applications

Goal Breakthrough Threshold
Uncertainty 0.05 m 0.25 m 0.25 m
Stability/decade (if applicable)
Horizontal Resolution 10 km 200 km 1000 km
Vertical Resolution
Observing Cycle 30 min 60 min 6 h
Timeliness 24 h 3 d 30 d


Validated: 2011-03-07 Source: JCOMM (Ali Mafimbo)
Comment: Role of waves in coupling. Additional collocated measurements required. Process studies likely to require dedicated dense sampling in small regions, and sampling to higher frequency than routine monitoring. Wave observations should be included routinely in studies of air-sea interaction Confidence: reasonable
Def: :Not firm, but based on a strong heritage of experiments with similar data
  • Domain: Ocean
    • Subdomain: Ocean