BackForward Variable: CO

Full name CO
Definition 3D field of amount of CO (Carbon monoxide, expressed in moles) divided by the total amount of all constituents in dry air (also expressed in moles)
Measuring Units Dimentionless (mol/mol) Uncertainty Units Dimentionless (mol/mol)
Horizontal Res Units km Vertical Res Units km
Stability Units Dimentionless (mol/mol) (Stability /decade)


Last modified: 2021-01-22
Applied in OSCAR/Space Gap Analysis: Yes
  • Domain: Atmosphere
    • Sub-domain: Atmospheric chemistry
      • Variable: CO
        • Measured in Layers:
          • UTLS
          • FT
          • PBL
  • Cross-cutting themes:

Requirements defined for CO  (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 and threshold orange

Id Variable Layer App Area Uncertainty Stability / decade Hor Res Ver Res Obs Cyc Timeliness Coverage Conf Level Val Date Source
153 CO FT
Atmospheric Chemistry (deprecated) 5 Dimentionless (mol/mol)
6.3 Dimentionless (mol/mol)
10 Dimentionless (mol/mol)
50 km
100 km
500 km
1 km
1.6 km
4 km
6 h
12 h
24 h
3 d
4 d
7 d
Global firm 2002-05-24 GAW Report No. 159
815 CO FT
Climate Monitoring (GCOS) 10 km 5 km 4 h Global reasonable 2019-09-27 GCOS-200: The Global Observing System for Climate: Implementation Needs (Published 2016)