Requirement #850 


For variable: pCO2

In application: Climate Monitoring (GCOS)

Goal Breakthrough Threshold
Uncertainty 2 microatm
Stability/decade (if applicable)
Horizontal Resolution 500 km 1000 km
Vertical Resolution
Observing Cycle 7 d 10 y


Validated: 10/15/19 Source: GCOS-200: The Global Observing System for Climate: Implementation Needs (Published 2016)
Comment: Requirements in the GCOS IP are goal values. Confidence: reasonable
Def: :Not firm, but based on a strong heritage of experiments with similar data
  • Domain: Ocean
    • Subdomain: Ocean
      • Variable: pCO2
        • Applicable (vertical) layers:
          • Sea surface
        • Horizontal Coverage: Global