Requirement #780 


For variable: Atmospheric temperature

In application: Climate Monitoring (GCOS)

Goal Breakthrough Threshold
Uncertainty 0.2 K
Stability/decade (if applicable) 0.02 K
Horizontal Resolution 100 km
Vertical Resolution 5 km
Observing Cycle 30 d


Validated: 9/25/19 Source: GCOS-200: The Global Observing System for Climate: Implementation Needs (Published 2016)
Comment: Requirements in the GCOS-200 IP, Annex A, are only specified at the goal level. This variable is defined as temperature of deep atmospheric layers. Requirements for observing cycle are monthly averages Confidence: reasonable
Def: :Not firm, but based on a strong heritage of experiments with similar data
  • Domain: Atmosphere
    • Subdomain: Basic atmospheric