Requirement #496 


For variable: Dominant wave period

In application: Ocean Applications

Goal Breakthrough Threshold
Uncertainty 0.1 s 0.5 s 1 s
Stability/decade (if applicable)
Horizontal Resolution 10 km 200 km 1000 km
Vertical Resolution
Observing Cycle 60 min 3 h 24 h
Timeliness 24 h 3 d 30 d


Validated: 3/7/11 Source: JCOMM (Ali Mafimbo)
Comment: Calibration/validation of satellite wave sensors. Collocation with satellite ground tracks advantageous Confidence: reasonable
Def: :Not firm, but based on a strong heritage of experiments with similar data
  • Domain: Ocean
    • Subdomain: Ocean
      • Variable: Dominant wave period
        • Applicable (vertical) layers:
          • Sea surface
        • Horizontal Coverage: Global ocean