Requirement #524 


For variable: Sea surface salinity

In application: Ocean Applications

Goal Breakthrough Threshold
Uncertainty 0.05 psu 0.07 psu 0.1 psu
Stability/decade (if applicable)
Horizontal Resolution 5 km 10 km 25 km
Vertical Resolution
Observing Cycle 6 d 24 d 72 d
Timeliness 24 h 2 d 3 d


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