Variable: Ocean surface currents (vector)

Definition
Full name Ocean surface currents (vector)
Definition Water flow on ocean surface - Physical unit: [ cm/s ] - Accuracy unit: [ cm/s ] intended as vector error, i.e. the module of the vector difference between the observed vector and the true vector.
Measuring Units cm/s Uncertainty Units cm/s
Horizontal Res Units km Vertical Res Units
Stability Units cm/s (Stability /decade)

 

Comment: From remote sensing viewpoint, the geostrophic component can be derived from Ocean dynamic topography. Ageostrophic components only occasionally observed.
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Classification
  • Domain: Ocean
    • Sub-domain: Ocean
      • Variable: Ocean surface currents (vector)
        • Measured in Layers:
          • Sea surface
          • Bulk
  • Cross-cutting themes:

Requirements defined for Ocean surface currents (vector)  (7)

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Id Variable Layer App Area Uncertainty Stability / decade Hor Res Ver Res Obs Cyc Timeliness Coverage Conf Level Val Date Source
441 Ocean surface currents (vector) Sea surface Nowcasting / VSRF 0.5 cm/s
0.7 cm/s
1 cm/s
10 km
15 km
50 km
6 h
12 h
6 d
6 h
12 h
4 d
Global ocean firm 2013-04-03 P. Ambrosetti
507 Ocean surface currents (vector) Sea surface Ocean Applications 5 cm/s
10 cm/s
20 cm/s
1 km
5 km
20 km
12 h
24 h
3 d
6 h
24 h
6 d
Global ocean firm 2011-03-07 JCOMM (Ali Mafimbo)
508 Ocean surface currents (vector) Sea surface Ocean Applications 10 cm/s
20 cm/s
50 cm/s
50 km
100 km
1000 km
24 h
3 d
6 d
24 d
72 d
2 y
Global ocean firm 2011-03-07 JCOMM (Ali Mafimbo)
509 Ocean surface currents (vector) Sea surface Ocean Applications 10 cm/s
20 cm/s
50 cm/s
5 km
10 km
25 km
6 d
24 d
72 d
24 h
2 d
3 d
Global ocean firm 2011-03-07 JCOMM (Ali Mafimbo)
510 Ocean surface currents (vector) Bulk Ocean Applications 10 cm/s
20 cm/s
50 cm/s
50 km
100 km
1000 km
24 h
3 d
6 d
24 d
72 d
2 y
Costal areas firm 2011-03-07 JCOMM (Ali Mafimbo)
511 Ocean surface currents (vector) Bulk Ocean Applications 5 cm/s
10 cm/s
20 cm/s
1 km
5 km
10 km
3 d
12 d
24 d
24 h
2 d
3 d
Costal areas firm 2011-03-07 JCOMM (Ali Mafimbo)
839 Ocean surface currents (vector) Sea surface Climate Monitoring (GCOS) 5 cm/s 30 km 60 min
7 d
Global reasonable 2019-10-15 GCOS-200: The Global Observing System for Climate: Implementation Needs (Published 2016)