Requirement #791 

Values

For variable: Cloud cover

In application: Climate Monitoring (GCOS)

Goal Breakthrough Threshold
Uncertainty
Stability/decade (if applicable)
Horizontal Resolution 50 km
Vertical Resolution
Observing Cycle 3 h
Timeliness

 

Validated: 2019-09-25 Source: GCOS-200: The Global Observing System for Climate: Implementation Needs (Published 2016)
Comment: Requirements in the GCOS-200 IP, Annex A, are only specified at the goal level. Requirements for uncertainty and stability in the GCOS IP are specified in different units than in OSCAR/requirement 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 cover
        • Applicable (vertical) layers:
          • UTLS
        • Horizontal Coverage: Global