Uncertainty-quantified Fundamental Climate Data Record (FCDR)

A record of calibrated, geolocated, directly measured satellite observations in geophysical units (such as radiance) in which estimates of total uncertainty (or error covariance) and/or dominant components of uncertainty (or error covariance) are provided or characterised at pixel-level (and potentially larger) scales. The FCDR should be provided with all relevant auxiliary information for the data to be meaningful, including, e.g. time of acquisition, longitude and latitude, solar and viewing angles, sensor spectral response.