Requirement #845 


For variable: Sea surface heat flux

In application: Climate Monitoring (GCOS)

Goal Breakthrough Threshold
Uncertainty 10 W/m2 15 W/m2
Stability/decade (if applicable) 1 W/m2 2 W/m2
Horizontal Resolution 1 km 25 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