BackForward Variable: Lake level

Full name Lake level
Definition Map of the height of the lake surface.
Measuring Units cm Uncertainty Units cm
Horizontal Res Units km Vertical Res Units
Stability Units cm (Stability /decade)


Last modified:
Applied in OSCAR/Space Gap Analysis: No
  • Domain: Terrestrial
    • Sub-domain: Land surface
      • Variable: Lake level
        • Measured in Layers:
          • Land surface
  • Cross-cutting themes:

Requirements defined for Lake level  (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, 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
670 Lake level Land surface Climate-TOPC (deprecated) 10 cm
15 cm
20 cm
4 km
8 km
40 km
30 d
45 d
90 d
30 d
45 d
90 d
Global land reasonable 2007-07-19 TOPC
820 Lake level Land surface 2.5 Armospheric Climate Forecasting and Monitoring 3 cm
10 cm
1 cm 0.1 km Global reasonable 2019-09-30 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. The uncertainty is 3 cm for large lakes and 10 cm for the remainder.