BackForward Variable: Cloud ice effective radius

Full name Cloud ice effective radius
Definition Size distribution of ice particles, assimilated to spheres of the same volume. Considered as both a 3D field throughout the troposphere and a 2D field at the top of cloud surface
Measuring Units Uncertainty Units
Horizontal Res Units Vertical Res Units
Stability Units (Stability /decade)


Comment: Replaces "Cloud water <100 ?m" and "Cloud Water >100 ?m"
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Applied in OSCAR/Space Gap Analysis: Yes
  • Domain: Atmosphere
    • Sub-domain: Clouds and precipitations
      • Variable: Cloud ice effective radius
        • Measured in Layers:
          • FT
          • PBL
          • Cloud-top
  • Cross-cutting themes:

Requirements defined for Cloud ice effective radius  (1)

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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
728 Cloud ice effective radius PBL Aeronautical Meteorology Global firm 2013-12-05 J van der Meulen