Requirement #120 


For variable: Wind (horizontal)

In application: Climate-AOPC (deprecated)

Goal Breakthrough Threshold
Uncertainty 2 m.s-1 3 m.s-1 5 m.s-1
Stability/decade (if applicable)
Horizontal Resolution 100 km 200 km 500 km
Vertical Resolution
Observing Cycle 3 h 4 h 6 h
Timeliness 3 h 6 h 12 h


Validated: 7/19/07 Source: AOPC
Comment: 1m/s is typically several % of climatological wind strength aloft. Confidence: firm
Def: :Result of impact studies of actual data used in actual applications of numerical or conceptual models
  • Domain: Atmosphere
    • Subdomain: Basic atmospheric
      • Variable: Wind (horizontal)
        • Applicable (vertical) layers:
          • FT
        • Horizontal Coverage: Global