Variable: Earth surface albedo

Definition
Full name Earth surface albedo
Definition Hemispherically integrated reflectance of the Earth surface in the range 0.4-0.7
Measuring Units % Uncertainty Units %
Horizontal Res Units km Vertical Res Units
Stability Units % (Stability /decade)

 

Comment:
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Classification
  • Domain: Atmosphere
    • Sub-domain: Aerosols and radiation
      • Variable: Earth surface albedo
        • Measured in Layers:
          • Near Surface
  • Cross-cutting themes:

Requirements defined for Earth surface albedo  (4)

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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
358 Earth surface albedo Near Surface High Res NWP 5 %
10 %
20 %
0.5 km
4 km
10 km
60 min
3 h
12 h
60 min
3 h
12 h
Global land reasonable 2019-12-04 T Montmerle
662 Earth surface albedo Near Surface Climate-TOPC (deprecated) 5 %
7 %
10 %
1 km
2 km
10 km
24 h
3 d
30 d
30 d
45 d
90 d
Global reasonable 2007-07-19 TOPC
700 Earth surface albedo Near Surface Nowcasting / VSRF 5 %
10 %
20 %
1 km
5 km
10 km
24 h
3 d
10 d
12 h
24 h
3 d
Global reasonable 2013-04-15 P. Ambrosetti
829 Earth surface albedo Near Surface Climate Monitoring (GCOS) 5 % 1 % 0.05 km
0.2 km
0.5 km
24 h Global reasonable 2019-09-30 GCOS-200: The Global Observing System for Climate: Implementation Needs (Published 2016)