BackForward Variable: COS

Full name COS
Definition 3-D field of amountĀ  of COS (Carbonyl sulfide, expressed in moles) divided by the total amount of all constituents in dry air (also expressed in moles)
Measuring Units dimensionless (mol/mol) Uncertainty Units dimensionless (mol/mol)
Horizontal Res Units km Vertical Res Units km
Stability Units dimensionless (mol/mol) (Stability /decade)


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

Requirements defined for COS  (1)

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
Atmospheric Chemistry (deprecated) 15 dimensionless (mol/mol)
18 dimensionless (mol/mol)
25 dimensionless (mol/mol)
100 km
200 km
500 km
12 h
24 h
3 d
24 h
46 h
7 d
Global firm 2002-05-24 GAW Report No. 159