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)


Last modified:
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)

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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
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 Climate Monitoring (GCOS) 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)