Requirement #844 


For variable: Wind stress

In application: Climate Monitoring (GCOS)

Goal Breakthrough Threshold
Uncertainty 0.01 Pa 4 Pa
Stability/decade (if applicable)
Horizontal Resolution 10 km 100 km
Vertical Resolution
Observing Cycle 60 min 30 d


Validated: 10/15/19 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. Confidence: reasonable
Def: :Not firm, but based on a strong heritage of experiments with similar data
  • Domain: Ocean
    • Subdomain: Ocean
      • Variable: Wind stress
        • Applicable (vertical) layers:
          • Sea surface
        • Horizontal Coverage: Global