Requirement #795 


For variable: Cloud drop effective radius

In application: Climate Monitoring (GCOS)

Goal Breakthrough Threshold
Uncertainty 1 μm
Stability/decade (if applicable) 1 μm
Horizontal Resolution 50 km
Vertical Resolution
Observing Cycle 3 h


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. Note that the name of the variable in the GCOS IP is: cloud effective particle radius (liquid and ice) Confidence: reasonable
Def: :Not firm, but based on a strong heritage of experiments with similar data
  • Domain: Atmosphere
    • Subdomain: Clouds and precipitations