Requirement #432 


For variable: Cloud top temperature

In application: Nowcasting / VSRF

Goal Breakthrough Threshold
Uncertainty 0.5 K 0.8 K 2 K
Stability/decade (if applicable)
Horizontal Resolution 1 km 5 km 10 km
Vertical Resolution
Observing Cycle 5 min 15 min 60 min
Timeliness 5 min 10 min 30 min


Validated: 4/9/13 Source: P. Ambrosetti
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