Requirement #301 


For variable: Soil moisture at surface

In application: Global NWP

Goal Breakthrough Threshold
Uncertainty 0.02 m3 /m3 0.04 m3 /m3 0.08 m3 /m3
Stability/decade (if applicable)
Horizontal Resolution 5 km 15 km 100 km
Vertical Resolution
Observing Cycle 3 h 24 h 5 d
Timeliness 3 h 24 h 5 d


Validated: 1/22/13 Source: Erik Andersson
Comment: Confidence: reasonable
Def: :Not firm, but based on a strong heritage of experiments with similar data
  • Domain: Terrestrial
    • Subdomain: Land surface