Requirement #218 


For variable: Cloud top temperature

In application: GEWEX (deprecated)

Goal Breakthrough Threshold
Uncertainty 0.5 K 1 K 2 K
Stability/decade (if applicable)
Horizontal Resolution 50 km 100 km 250 km
Vertical Resolution
Observing Cycle 3 h 6 h 12 h
Timeliness 30 d 45 d 60 d


Validated: 10/29/98 Source: WCRP
Comment: Confidence: reasonable
Def: :Not firm, but based on a strong heritage of experiments with similar data
  • Domain: Atmosphere
    • Subdomain: Clouds and precipitations