Requirement #123 


For variable: Wind vector (near surface)

In application: Climate-AOPC (deprecated)

Goal Breakthrough Threshold
Uncertainty 0.5 m/s 1 m/s 5 m/s
Stability/decade (if applicable)
Horizontal Resolution 10 km 50 km 500 km
Vertical Resolution
Observing Cycle 60 min 3 h 6 h
Timeliness 3 h 6 h 12 h


Validated: 7/19/07 Source: AOPC
Comment: Trend signal shown in Fig. 3.19 of N. Nicholls et al. 1996 Observed Climate Variability and Change. Chapter 2 of Climate Change 1995 (IPCC Second Assessment) supports this need. Confidence: firm
Def: :Result of impact studies of actual data used in actual applications of numerical or conceptual models
  • Domain: Atmosphere
    • Subdomain: Basic atmospheric