Requirement #493 


For variable: Cloud cover

In application: Ocean Applications

Goal Breakthrough Threshold
Stability/decade (if applicable)
Horizontal Resolution 0.5 km 1 km 5 km
Vertical Resolution
Observing Cycle 3 min 7 min 30 min
Timeliness 15 min 24 min 60 min


Validated: 3/7/11 Source: JCOMM (Ali Mafimbo)
Comment: Maritime Safety Services 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 cover
        • Applicable (vertical) layers:
          • PBL
        • Horizontal Coverage: Global