Requirement #377 


For variable: Soil moisture at surface

In application: High Res NWP

Goal Breakthrough Threshold
Uncertainty 0.02 m3 /m3 0.04 m3 /m3 0.08 m3 /m3
Stability/decade (if applicable)
Horizontal Resolution 1 km 5 km 40 km
Vertical Resolution
Observing Cycle 60 min 3 h 6 h
Timeliness 30 min 60 min 6 h


Validated: 7/29/11 Source: JF Mahfouf
Comment: Confidence: reasonable
Def: :Not firm, but based on a strong heritage of experiments with similar data
  • Domain: Terrestrial
    • Subdomain: Land surface