Requirement #630 

Values

For variable: Specific humidity

In application: SPARC (deprecated)

Goal Breakthrough Threshold
Uncertainty 2 % 3 % 5 %
Stability/decade (if applicable)
Horizontal Resolution 50 km 100 km 500 km
Vertical Resolution 0.5 km 1 km 2 km
Observing Cycle 6 h 12 h 3 d
Timeliness 24 h 2 d 7 d

 

Validated: 10/29/98 Source: WCRP
Comment: Accuracy: Goal 1%, Threshold 5% in RH Confidence: reasonable
Def: :Not firm, but based on a strong heritage of experiments with similar data
Specifications
  • Domain: Atmosphere
    • Subdomain: Basic atmospheric
      • Variable: Specific humidity
        • Applicable (vertical) layers:
          • UTLS
        • Horizontal Coverage: Global