Requirement #260 


For variable: Cloud drop effective radius

In application: Global NWP

Goal Breakthrough Threshold
Uncertainty 1 μm 2 μm 5 μm
Stability/decade (if applicable)
Horizontal Resolution 5 km 15 km 50 km
Vertical Resolution
Observing Cycle 60 min 3 h 12 h
Timeliness 6 min 30 min 6 h


Validated: 2/10/09 Source: John Eyre
Comment: Confidence: tentative
Def: :Positive impact expected but not yet validated due to lack of suitable data and/or models
  • Domain: Atmosphere
    • Subdomain: Clouds and precipitations