BackForward Variable: Sea surface heat flux

Full name Sea surface heat flux
Definition Sea Surface Heat Flux
Measuring Units W/m2 Uncertainty Units W/m2
Horizontal Res Units km Vertical Res Units
Stability Units W/m2 (Stability /decade)


Last modified: 2011-06-23
Applied in OSCAR/Space Gap Analysis: No
  • Domain: Ocean
    • Sub-domain: Ocean
      • Variable: Sea surface heat flux
        • Measured in Layers:
          • Sea surface
          • Bulk
  • Cross-cutting themes:

Requirements defined for Sea surface heat flux  (2)

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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
471 Sea surface heat flux Sea surface Ocean Applications 10 W/m2
20 W/m2
50 W/m2
10 km
25 km
50 km
60 min
3 h
6 h
12 h
24 h
2 d
Global ocean firm 2011-03-07 JCOMM (Ali Mafimbo)
845 Sea surface heat flux Sea surface Climate Monitoring (GCOS) 10 W/m2
15 W/m2
1 W/m2
2 W/m2
1 km
25 km
60 min
30 d
Global reasonable 2019-10-15 GCOS-200: The Global Observing System for Climate: Implementation Needs (Published 2016)