Requirement #106 


For variable: Sea surface temperature

In application: Climate-AOPC (deprecated)

Goal Breakthrough Threshold
Uncertainty 0.25 K 0.4 K 1 K
Stability/decade (if applicable)
Horizontal Resolution 10 km 50 km 500 km
Vertical Resolution
Observing Cycle 3 h 6 h 24 h
Timeliness 3 h 6 h 12 h


Validated: 7/19/07 Source: AOPC
Comment: Bulk. Signal size supports this need. See P.D. Jones et al. 1999. Surface air temperature and its changes over the past 150 years. Rev. Geophys., in press. Confidence: firm
Def: :Result of impact studies of actual data used in actual applications of numerical or conceptual models
  • Domain: Ocean
    • Subdomain: Ocean