Requirement #781 


For variable: Wind (horizontal)

In application: Climate Monitoring (GCOS)

Goal Breakthrough Threshold
Uncertainty 2 m.s-1
Stability/decade (if applicable) 0.5 m.s-1
Horizontal Resolution 10 km
Vertical Resolution 0.5 km
Observing Cycle 60 min


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. The variable defined in the GCOS IP is 'upper-air wind retrievals' Confidence: reasonable
Def: :Not firm, but based on a strong heritage of experiments with similar data
  • Domain: Atmosphere
    • Subdomain: Basic atmospheric
      • Variable: Wind (horizontal)
        • Applicable (vertical) layers:
          • MUS
          • UTLS
          • FT
          • PBL
          • M
        • Horizontal Coverage: Global