Requirement #515 


For variable: Ocean temperature

In application: Ocean Applications

Goal Breakthrough Threshold
Uncertainty 0.1 K 0.5 K 1 K
Stability/decade (if applicable)
Horizontal Resolution 1 km 5 km 10 km
Vertical Resolution
Observing Cycle 3 d 12 d 24 d
Timeliness 24 h 2 d 3 d


Validated: 3/7/11 Source: JCOMM (Ali Mafimbo)
Comment: Ocean forecasting (coastal) Confidence: firm
Def: :Result of impact studies of actual data used in actual applications of numerical or conceptual models
  • Domain: Ocean
    • Subdomain: Ocean
      • Variable: Ocean temperature
        • Applicable (vertical) layers:
          • Upper oc
        • Horizontal Coverage: Global ocean