BackForward Variable: Aerosol Optical Depth [550nm]

Definition
Full name Aerosol Optical Depth [550nm]
Definition The integral over the geometrical path lenght of the aerosol light extinction coefficient at 550nm.In "Guide to Meteorological Instruments and Methods of Observation"2014 edition, WMO-No8:The integral over the vertical column of the aerosol light extinction coefficient." Proposed change: "The integral over the vertical column of the aerosol light extinction coefficient at 550nm"
Measuring Units unitless Uncertainty Units unitless
Horizontal Res Units km Vertical Res Units km
Stability Units (Stability /decade)

 

Comment: Defined for 550 nm wavelength
Last modified: 2022-07-01
Applied in OSCAR/Space Gap Analysis: Yes
Classification
  • Domain: Atmosphere
    • Sub-domain: Atmospheric chemistry
      • Variable: Aerosol Optical Depth [550nm]
        • Measured in Layers:
          • TC
  • Cross-cutting themes:

Requirements defined for Aerosol Optical Depth [550nm]  (1)

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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
955 Aerosol Optical Depth [550nm] TC Monitoring Atmospheric Composition 60 min
28 d
60 min
12 h
Global firm 2022-07-01 GAW Expert Team on Atmospheric Composition Network Design and Evolution