Monitoring atmospheric composition & climate
 
 
Definition of Product Service status

In development:Product is under development. Limited data sets might be made available upon request for early evaluation purposes.

Experimental production: Product is routinely produced and available through the Product Catalogue. There is no guarantee on product availability, accuracy is not necessarily monitored, and timeliness is not yet necessarily in line with user requirements.

Pre-operational: Product is routinely1 produced and available through the Product Catalogue on the web site. Expected product timeliness, availability and accuracy are as much in line with agreed user requirements as possible and are documented in the Service Specification document. Monitoring of input data, timeliness and availability of output data, and quality of output data against independent observations is in place, where possible. Validation of products is available through Validation reports and through monitoring plots linked from the Product Catalogue.

Operational: Product is routinely1 produced and available through the Product Catalogue on the web site. Product timeliness, availability and accuracy are in line with agreed user requirements and are documented in the Service Specification document. Monitoring of input data, timeliness and availability of output data, and quality of output data against available independent observations is in place. Validation of products is available through Validation reports and through monitoring plots linked from the Product Catalogue. A production and support infrastructure is in place that seeks to meet the targets specified in the Service Specification document. The Service Specification and the extent to which the Services meet the documented requirements will be evaluated at least on an annual basis

 


The word ‘routinely’ is here used to describe all products that are updated on a regular basis. However, the update cycle varies for each product. For instance, global and regional forecasts are produced daily, while regional reanalyses are produced annually. The update frequency for each product is documented in the Service Specification document.