Requirement #858 


This requirement is historic and not longer current

For variable: Cloud top pressure

In application: Climate Monitoring (GCOS)

Goal Breakthrough Threshold
Uncertainty 15 hPa 50 hPa
Stability/decade (if applicable) 3 hPa 15 hPa
Horizontal Resolution 50 km
Vertical Resolution
Observing Cycle 3 h


Validated: 3/5/20 Source: AOPC
Comment: GCOS-200: The Global Observing System for Climate: Implementation Needs (Published 2016) Confidence: reasonable
Def: :Not firm, but based on a strong heritage of experiments with similar data
  • Domain: Atmosphere
    • Subdomain: Clouds and precipitations
      • Variable: Cloud top pressure
        • Applicable (vertical) layers:
          • Cloud-top
        • Horizontal Coverage: Global