Variable: Sea surface salinity

Definition
Full name Sea surface salinity
Definition Salinity of sea water in the surface layer (upper ~ 1 m if observed in MW). In the open ocean the correct term should be “halinity” with reference of the diversity of salts involved.
Measuring Units psu Uncertainty Units psu
Horizontal Res Units km Vertical Res Units
Stability Units psu (Stability /decade)

 

Comment: "Ocean surface salinity" renamed "Sea surface salinity" by analogy with "Sea surface temperature"
Last modified: 2011-08-08
Classification
  • Domain: Ocean
    • Sub-domain: Ocean
      • Variable: Sea surface salinity
        • Measured in Layers:
          • Sea surface
  • Cross-cutting themes:

Requirements defined for Sea surface salinity  (10)

This tables shows all related requirements. For more operations/filtering, please consult the full list of Requirements
Note: In reading the values, goal is marked blue, breakthrough green and threshold orange

Id Variable Layer App Area Uncertainty Stability / decade Hor Res Ver Res Obs Cyc Timeliness Coverage Conf Level Val Date Source
523 Sea surface salinity Sea surface Ocean Applications 0.05 psu
0.07 psu
0.1 psu
1 km
5 km
30 km
12 h
24 h
6 d
24 h
6 d
24 d
Global ocean firm 2011-03-07 JCOMM (Ali Mafimbo)
524 Sea surface salinity Sea surface Ocean Applications 0.05 psu
0.07 psu
0.1 psu
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)
525 Sea surface salinity Ocean Applications 0.05 psu
0.07 psu
0.1 psu
1 km
5 km
30 km
12 h
24 h
6 d
24 d
72 d
2 y
Global firm 2011-03-07 JCOMM (Ali Mafimbo)
526 Sea surface salinity Ocean Applications 0.05 psu
0.07 psu
0.1 psu
1 km
5 km
10 km
3 d
12 d
24 d
24 h
2 d
3 d
Global firm 2011-03-07 JCOMM (Ali Mafimbo)
559 Sea surface salinity Sea surface Climate-OOPC (deprecated) 0.05 psu
0.1 psu
0.3 psu
100 km
170 km
500 km
7 d
11 d
30 d
10 d
15 d
30 d
Global ocean firm 2007-07-19 OOPC
200 Sea surface salinity Sea surface CLIVAR (deprecated) 0.1 psu
0.2 psu
0.3 psu
100 km
150 km
250 km
30 d
45 d
60 d
9 d
30 d
120 d
Global ocean reasonable 1998-10-29 WCRP
291 Sea surface salinity Sea surface Global NWP 0.1 psu
0.2 psu
0.3 psu
5 km
100 km
250 km
24 h
30 d
60 d
3 d
24 d
120 d
Global ocean reasonable 2009-02-10 John Eyre
571 Sea surface salinity Sea surface SIAF (deprecated) 0.1 psu
0.15 psu
0.3 psu
100 km
150 km
250 km
30 d
40 d
60 d
9 d
20 d
120 d
Global ocean reasonable 2009-01-19 Laura Ferranti
756 Sea surface salinity SSLP 0.1 psu
0.15 psu
0.3 psu
100 km
150 km
250 km
30 d
40 d
60 d
9 d
20 d
120 d
Global ocean reasonable 2009-01-19 Laura Ferranti
837 Sea surface salinity Sea surface Climate Monitoring (GCOS) 0.01 psu 0.001 psu 1 km
100 km
60 min
30 d
Global reasonable 2019-10-15 GCOS-200: The Global Observing System for Climate: Implementation Needs (Published 2016)