Requirement #152 


For variable: Cloud type

In application: Atmospheric Chemistry (deprecated)

Goal Breakthrough Threshold
Stability/decade (if applicable)
Horizontal Resolution 100 km 126 km 200 km
Vertical Resolution
Observing Cycle 3 h 5 h 12 h
Timeliness 3 d 4 d 7 d


Validated: 5/24/02 Source: GAW Report No. 159
Comment: Rad climatology Confidence: firm
Def: :Result of impact studies of actual data used in actual applications of numerical or conceptual models
  • Domain: Atmosphere
    • Subdomain: Clouds and precipitations
      • Variable: Cloud type
        • Applicable (vertical) layers:
          • n/a (2D)
        • Horizontal Coverage: Global