Requirement #810 


For variable: Aerosol Extinction Coefficient

In application: Climate Monitoring (GCOS)

Goal Breakthrough Threshold
Uncertainty 0.1 m-1
Stability/decade (if applicable) 0.2 m-1
Horizontal Resolution 200 km 500 km
Vertical Resolution 1 km 2 km
Observing Cycle 7 d


Validated: 9/26/19 Source: GCOS-200: The Global Observing System for Climate: Implementation Needs (Published 2016)
Comment: Requirement for vertical resolution in the GCOS IP is 1km near tropopause and 2 km in mod-stratosphere Confidence: reasonable
Def: :Not firm, but based on a strong heritage of experiments with similar data
  • Domain: Atmosphere