BackForward Variable: Aerosol single-scattering albedo

Full name Aerosol single-scattering albedo
Definition The spectrally dependent ratio of the aerosol scattering to the aerosol extinction
Measuring Units dimensionless Uncertainty Units dimensionless
Horizontal Res Units km Vertical Res Units
Stability Units dimensionless (Stability /decade)


Last modified: 2019-09-26
Applied in OSCAR/Space Gap Analysis: No
  • Domain: Atmosphere
    • Sub-domain: Aerosols and radiation
      • Variable: Aerosol single-scattering albedo
        • Measured in Layers:
          • n/a (2D)
  • Cross-cutting themes:

Requirements defined for Aerosol single-scattering albedo  (1)

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Note: In reading the values, goal is marked blue, breakthrough green, threshold orange
Application-dependent Technical Priority (ATP) Magenta and Relative priority of the attributes Red

Id Variable Layer App Area ATP Uncertainty Layer/s Quality Coverage Quality Stability / decade Hor Res Ver Res Obs Cyc Timeliness Coverage Conf Level Val Date Source General Comment Application Area Comment Horizontal Coverage Comment Observation Comment Performance Comment
808 Aerosol single-scattering albedo n/a (2D) 2.5 Armospheric Climate Forecasting and Monitoring 0.03 dimensionless 0.01 dimensionless 5 km
10 km
4 h Global reasonable 2019-09-26 GCOS-200: The Global Observing System for Climate: Implementation Needs (Published 2016)