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)

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
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) Ocean forecasting (open)
845 Sea surface heat flux Sea surface 2.5 Armospheric Climate Forecasting and Monitoring 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) Requirements in the GCOS-200 IP, Annex A, are only specified at the goal level.