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GCOS Essential Climate Variable (ECV) Data and information Access

Matrix provides data and information access to the WMO GCOS ECVs. Please note the matrix is presently being updated per the GCOS Implementation Plan 2016 (GCOS-200), Table 23 p. 291.

ATMOSPHERE

OCEAN

LAND

SURFACE
PHYSICS
Above-Ground Biomass
Temperature
Ocean Surface Heat Flux
Albedo
Precipitation
Sea Ice
Greenhouse Gas Fluxes
Pressure
Sea Level
Water Use
Surface Radiation Budget
Sea State
Fire
Surface Water Vapour
Sea Surface Salinity
Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation (FAPAR)
Surface Wind Speed and Direction
Sea Surface Temperature
Glaciers
UPPER-AIR
Subsurface Currents
Groundwater
Cloud Properties
Subsurface Salinity
Ice Sheets and Ice Shelves
Earth Radiation Budget
Subsurface Temperature
Lakes
Lightning
Surface Currents
Land Cover
Temperature
Ocean Surface Stress
Land Surface Temperature
Water Vapor
BIOGEOCHEMISTRY
Latent and Sensible Heat Fluxes
Wind Speed and Direction
Inorganic Carbon
Leaf Area Index (LAI)
COMPOSITION
Nitrous Oxide
Permafrost
Aerosols Properties
Nutrients
River Discharge
Carbon Dioxide, Methane and other Greenhouse Gases
Ocean Colour
Snow
Ozone
Oxygen
Soil Carbon
Precursors (Supporting the Aerosols and Ozone ECVs)
Transient Tracers
Soil Moisture
 
BIOLOGY/ECOSYSTEMS
 
 
Marine Habitat Properties
 
 
Plankton
 

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