Requirement #271 


For variable: Cloud type

In application: Global NWP

Goal Breakthrough Threshold
Stability/decade (if applicable)
Horizontal Resolution 0.99 km 1 km 5 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: 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