BackForward Variable: Aerosol dust concentration

Full name Aerosol dust concentration
Definition 3-D field of concentration of dust or sand in the atmosphere
Measuring Units Uncertainty Units
Horizontal Res Units Vertical Res Units
Stability Units (Stability /decade)


Comment: "Dust concentration" is a required component of the pre-defined set of aerosol classes from which the aerosol type is chosen. The value reported for "dust concentration" is the aerosol mass mixing ratio multiplied by the mass fraction of dust or sand in the aerosol class chosen as the aerosol type.
Last modified: 2011-06-23
Applied in OSCAR/Space Gap Analysis: No
  • Domain: Atmosphere
    • Sub-domain: Aerosols and radiation
      • Variable: Aerosol dust concentration
        • Measured in Layers:
          • FT
          • PBL
          • Near Surface
  • Cross-cutting themes:

Requirements defined for Aerosol dust concentration  (1)

This tables shows all related requirements. For more operations/filtering, please consult the full list of Requirements
Note: In reading the values, goal is marked blue, breakthrough green and threshold orange

Id Variable Layer App Area Uncertainty Stability / decade Hor Res Ver Res Obs Cyc Timeliness Coverage Conf Level Val Date Source
688 Aerosol dust concentration FT
Near Surface
Aeronautical Meteorology Global tentative 2012-05-08 J van der Meulen