Variable: Wind stress

Definition
Full name Wind stress
Definition The shear force per unit area exerted by wind blowing over the sea surface -
Measuring Units Uncertainty Units Pa
Horizontal Res Units km Vertical Res Units
Stability Units Pa (Stability /decade)

 

Comment:
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Classification
  • Domain: Ocean
    • Sub-domain: Ocean
      • Variable: Wind stress
        • Measured in Layers:
          • Sea surface
  • Cross-cutting themes:

Requirements defined for Wind stress  (3)

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
543 Wind stress Bulk Ocean Applications 0.01 Pa
0.02 Pa
0.05 Pa
1 km
10 km
25 km
60 min
3 h
6 h
3 h
6 h
12 h
Costal areas firm 2011-03-07 JCOMM (Ali Mafimbo)
544 Wind stress Bulk Ocean Applications 0.01 Pa
0.02 Pa
0.05 Pa
10 km
25 km
50 km
60 min
3 h
6 h
12 h
24 h
2 d
Global ocean firm 2011-03-07 JCOMM (Ali Mafimbo)
844 Wind stress Sea surface Climate Monitoring (GCOS) 0.01 Pa
4 Pa
10 km
100 km
60 min
30 d
Global reasonable 2019-10-15 GCOS-200: The Global Observing System for Climate: Implementation Needs (Published 2016)