BackForward Variable: SO2

Full name SO2
Definition 3D field of amount of SO2 (Sulfur dioxide, expressed in moles) divided by the total amount of all constituents in dry air (also expressed in moles)
Measuring Units Dimentionless (mol/mol) Uncertainty Units Dimentionless (mol/mol)
Horizontal Res Units km Vertical Res Units km
Stability Units Dimentionless (mol/mol) (Stability /decade)


Last modified: 2021-01-22
Applied in OSCAR/Space Gap Analysis: Yes
  • Domain: Atmosphere
    • Sub-domain: Atmospheric chemistry
      • Variable: SO2
        • Measured in Layers:
          • UTLS
          • FT
          • PBL

Requirements defined for SO2  (2)

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Id Variable Layer App Area Uncertainty Stability / decade Hor Res Ver Res Obs Cyc Timeliness Coverage Conf Level Val Date Source
189 SO2 UTLS
Atmospheric Chemistry (deprecated) 10 Dimentionless (mol/mol)
13 Dimentionless (mol/mol)
20 Dimentionless (mol/mol)
100 km
200 km
500 km
1 km
1.4 km
3 km
12 h
24 h
3 d
24 h
46 h
7 d
Global firm 2002-05-24 GAW Report No. 159
736 SO2 PBL Aeronautical Meteorology Global firm 2013-12-05 J van der Meulen