BackForward Variable: CH4 Tropospheric column

Full name CH4 Tropospheric column
Definition 2D field of total amount of CH4 molecules per unit area in an atmospheric column extending from the Earth’s surface to the tropopause.
Measuring Units Uncertainty Units %
Horizontal Res Units km Vertical Res Units
Stability Units % (Stability /decade)


Last modified: 2019-09-26
Applied in OSCAR/Space Gap Analysis: No
  • Domain: Atmosphere
    • Sub-domain: Atmospheric chemistry
      • Variable: CH4 Tropospheric column
        • Measured in Layers:
          • TrC
  • Cross-cutting themes:

Requirements defined for CH4 Tropospheric column  (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
801 CH4 Tropospheric column TrC Climate Monitoring (GCOS) 5 km
10 km
4 h Global reasonable 2019-09-26 GCOS-200: The Global Observing System for Climate: Implementation Needs (Published 2016)