Variable: Upward short-wave irradiance at TOA

Definition
Full name Upward short-wave irradiance at TOA
Definition Flux density of solar radiation, reflected by the Earth surface and atmosphere, emitted to space at the top of the atmosphere
Measuring Units W/m2 Uncertainty Units W/m2
Horizontal Res Units km Vertical Res Units
Stability Units W/m2 (Stability /decade)

 

Comment:
Last modified: 2011-06-23
Classification
  • Domain: Atmosphere
    • Sub-domain: Aerosols and radiation
      • Variable: Upward short-wave irradiance at TOA
        • Measured in Layers:
          • TOA
  • Cross-cutting themes:

Requirements defined for Upward short-wave irradiance at TOA  (6)

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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
116 Upward short-wave irradiance at TOA TOA Climate-AOPC (deprecated) 5 W/m2
6.5 W/m2
10 W/m2
100 km
200 km
500 km
3 h
4 h
6 h
3 h
6 h
24 h
Global firm 2007-07-19 AOPC
305 Upward short-wave irradiance at TOA TOA Global NWP 5 W/m2
10 W/m2
20 W/m2
10 km
30 km
100 km
60 min
3 h
12 h
24 h
5 d
30 d
Global firm 2009-02-10 John Eyre
381 Upward short-wave irradiance at TOA TOA High Res NWP 5 W/m2
10 W/m2
20 W/m2
2 km
10 km
50 km
30 min
60 min
6 h
60 min
3 h
12 h
Global firm 2011-08-04 T Montmerle
408 Upward short-wave irradiance at TOA TOA Hydrology 5 W/m2
8 W/m2
20 W/m2
0.1 km
1.26 km
200 km
60 min
108 min
6 h
24 h
46 h
7 d
Global reasonable 2003-10-20 ET ODRRGOS
632 Upward short-wave irradiance at TOA TOA SPARC (deprecated) 5 W/m2
7 W/m2
10 W/m2
50 km
100 km
250 km
3 h
4 h
6 h
30 d
45 d
90 d
Global reasonable 1998-10-29 WCRP
785 Upward short-wave irradiance at TOA TOA Climate Monitoring (GCOS) 1 W/m2 0.3 W/m2 100 km 30 d Global reasonable 2019-09-25 GCOS-200: The Global Observing System for Climate: Implementation Needs (Published 2016)