BackForward Variable: Biomass

Full name Biomass
Definition Total amount of vegetation in a reference area - Physical unit: [ t/ha (tons/hectare) ] - Accuracy unit: [ t/ha ]
Measuring Units t/ha Uncertainty Units t/ha
Horizontal Res Units km Vertical Res Units
Stability Units t/ha (Stability /decade)


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Applied in OSCAR/Space Gap Analysis: Yes
  • Domain: Terrestrial
    • Sub-domain: Land surface
      • Variable: Biomass
        • Measured in Layers:
          • Land surface
  • Cross-cutting themes:

Requirements defined for Biomass  (2)

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, 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
661 Biomass Land surface Climate-TOPC (deprecated) 5 t/ha
7 t/ha
10 t/ha
0.01 km
0.1 km
10 km
360 d
1 y
2 y
30 d
45 d
90 d
Global land reasonable 2007-07-19 TOPC
831 Biomass Land surface 2.5 Armospheric Climate Forecasting and Monitoring 10 t/ha
50 t/ha
0.5 km
1 km
1 y Global reasonable 2019-09-30 GCOS-200: The Global Observing System for Climate: Implementation Needs (Published 2016) Requirements in the GCOS-200 IP, Annex A, are only specified at the goal level. Requirements for stability in the GCOS IP are specified in different units than in OSCAR/requirement