Requirement #798 


For variable: CH4

In application: Climate Monitoring (GCOS)

Goal Breakthrough Threshold
Stability/decade (if applicable)
Horizontal Resolution 100 km 200 km
Vertical Resolution 2 km
Observing Cycle 4 h


Validated: 9/25/19 Source: GCOS-200: The Global Observing System for Climate: Implementation Needs (Published 2016)
Comment: Requirements for uncertainty and stability in the GCOS IP are expressed in different units than in the OSCAR/Requirements Confidence: reasonable
Def: :Not firm, but based on a strong heritage of experiments with similar data
  • Domain: Atmosphere
    • Subdomain: Atmospheric chemistry
      • Variable: CH4
        • Applicable (vertical) layers:
          • UTLS
        • Horizontal Coverage: Global