Requirement #355 


For variable: Cloud type

In application: High Res NWP

Goal Breakthrough Threshold
Stability/decade (if applicable)
Horizontal Resolution 0.5 km 2 km 10 km
Vertical Resolution
Observing Cycle 15 min 30 min 3 h
Timeliness 15 min 30 min 2 h


Validated: 2/1/10 Source: T Montmerle
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
      • Variable: Cloud type
        • Applicable (vertical) layers:
          • n/a (2D)
        • Horizontal Coverage: Global