Requirement #97 


For variable: Land surface temperature

In application: Climate-AOPC (deprecated)

Goal Breakthrough Threshold
Uncertainty 1 K 1.3 K 2 K
Stability/decade (if applicable)
Horizontal Resolution 1 km 10 km 500 km
Vertical Resolution
Observing Cycle 24 h 2 d 3 d
Timeliness 3 h 4 h 6 h


Validated: 7/19/07 Source: AOPC
Comment: Signal size supports this need. See P.D. Jones et al. 1999. Surface air temperature and its changes over the past 150 years. Rev. Geophys., in press. Confidence: firm
Def: :Result of impact studies of actual data used in actual applications of numerical or conceptual models
  • Domain: Terrestrial
    • Subdomain: Land surface