BackForward Variable: Hydrometeor type

Full name Hydrometeor type
Definition 3D field of the predominant form of condensed water in a volume of free atmosphere, including liquid cloud, rain, ice crystals, snow, graupel and hail. (This variable replaces "precipitation type").
Measuring Units Uncertainty Units
Horizontal Res Units km Vertical Res Units
Stability Units (Stability /decade)


Comment: CIMO Guide definition: "A hydrometeor is an ensemble of liquid or solid water particles suspended in or falling through the atmosphere, blown by the wind from the Earth’s surface, or deposited on objects on the ground or in free air."
Last modified: 2014-03-18
Applied in OSCAR/Space Gap Analysis: No
  • Domain: Atmosphere
    • Sub-domain: Clouds and precipitations
      • Variable: Hydrometeor type
        • Measured in Layers:
          • FT
          • PBL
  • Cross-cutting themes:
  • Used in Application Areas:

Requirements defined for Hydrometeor type  (0)

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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