Variable: Upward spectral radiance at TOA

Definition
Full name Upward spectral radiance at TOA
Definition Upward radiant power measured at the top of the atmosphere per area unit, per solid angle, and per wavelength interval. Spectral range 0.2-200 µm. Resolving power ?/??= 1000. Accuracy quoted as SNR (Signal-to-Noise-Ratio), actually SNR^-1 so that smaller figure means better performance, as usual.
Measuring Units W.m-2 .nm-1 . sr-1 Uncertainty Units SNR-1
Horizontal Res Units km Vertical Res Units
Stability Units SNR-1 (Stability /decade)

 

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

Requirements defined for Upward spectral radiance at TOA  (1)

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
306 Upward spectral radiance at TOA TOA Global NWP 0.05 SNR-1
0.1 SNR-1
0.2 SNR-1
10 km
30 km
100 km
6 min
18 min
5 d
24 h
5 d
30 d
Global reasonable 2009-02-10 John Eyre