BackForward Variable: Dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC)

Full name Dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC)
Definition The cumulated concentration of inorganic carbon species (dissolved carbon dioxide, carbonic acid, bicarbonate and carbonate) in solution.
Measuring Units Mol. Kg-1 Uncertainty Units Mol. Kg-1
Horizontal Res Units km Vertical Res Units km
Stability Units Mol. Kg-1 (Stability /decade)


Last modified: 2011-06-06
Applied in OSCAR/Space Gap Analysis: No
  • Domain: Ocean
    • Sub-domain: Ocean
      • Variable: Dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC)
        • Measured in Layers:
          • Bulk
          • Upper oc
  • Cross-cutting themes:

Requirements defined for Dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC)  (3)

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
551 Dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) Climate-OOPC (deprecated) 0.5 Mol. Kg-1
0.6 Mol. Kg-1
1 Mol. Kg-1
50 km
60 km
100 km
10 km
13 km
20 km
5 y
6 y
10 y
356 d
1 y
2 y
Global reasonable 2007-07-19 OOPC
851 Dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) Bulk 2.5 Armospheric Climate Forecasting and Monitoring 2.0E-6 Mol. Kg-1 1000 km
2000 km
10 y Global reasonable 2019-10-15 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.
695 Dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) Bulk SOLAS 1.0E-6 Mol. Kg-1
5.0E-6 Mol. Kg-1
1.0E-5 Mol. Kg-1
10 km
20 km
50 km
10 d
30 d
60 d
Global ocean tentative 2012-12-18 WCRP (M.Rixen)