Requirement #73 

Values

For variable: Atmospheric temperature

In application: Climate-AOPC (deprecated)

Goal Breakthrough Threshold
Uncertainty 0.5 K 1 K 2 K
Stability/decade (if applicable)
Horizontal Resolution 100 km 200 km 500 km
Vertical Resolution 2 km 2.5 km 3 km
Observing Cycle 3 h 4 h 6 h
Timeliness 3 h 6 h 12 h

 

Validated: 7/19/07 Source: AOPC
Comment: Signal size in B.D. Santer et al., 1999 JGR, 104, 6305-6333, supports this need. Confidence: firm
Def: :Result of impact studies of actual data used in actual applications of numerical or conceptual models
Specifications
  • Domain: Atmosphere
    • Subdomain: Basic atmospheric