The CCI Geophysical Quantity Concept Scheme

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This concept scheme represents the data types used by the CCI project

Table of Content

  1. Introduction
  2. Concept Schemes
  3. Concepts
  4. Namespace Declarations
  5. Acknowledgements


The CCI concept schemes are used to define concepts within an element of a Directory Reference Scheme. There are currently eight concept schemes defined: data type, ecv, frequency, institutes, platforms, processing levels, products, and sensors. The use of a concept scheme allows easy navigation up and down the tree.

SKOS Navigation Down the Concept Scheme
SKOS Navigation Up the Concept Scheme

As well as being concepts the the concepts are also named individuals of the CCI Ontology classes.

OWL Classes

Concept Schemes

Geophysical Quantityback to ToC or Concept Schemes ToC


The main data type in a data set used by the ESA Climate Change Initiative (CCI).
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has top concepts
absorbing aerosol index, absorption by coloured dissolved organic matter, absolute dynamic topography, multiple aerosol products, stratospheric aerosol extinction profile, above-ground biomass, condition albedo, all, active layer thickness, aerosol optical depth, absorption by phytoplankton, total absorption, aerosol type, burned area, total backscattering, cloud effective radius, cloud cover, glacier calving front location, column-averaged dry air mole fraction of CH4, phytoplankton chlorophyll-a concentration, multiple cloud products, column-averaged dry air mole fraction of CO2, cloud optical thickness, cloud top height, cloud top pressure, cloud top temperature, glacier area, glacier grounding line location, gravimetric mass balance, ground temperature, inherent optical properties, ice sheet velocity, cloud ice water path, joint cloud physical properties, spectral attenuation coefficient for downwelling irradiance, leaf area Index, land cover classification system, multiple lake products, ozone limb profile, land surface temperature, cloud liquid water path, land cover map, mean sea level, maps of sea level anomalies, mean sea level amplitude and phase, mean sea level trends, condition normalised difference vegetation index, normalised water leaving radiance, ozone nadir profile, multiple products (chla, nlw, IOPs, etc), permafrost extent, plant functional types, remote sensing reflectance, snow cover fraction - snow on ground, snow cover fraction - viewable, ice sheet surface elevation change, sea ice concentration, sea ice extent, sea ice thickness, sea level anomaly, condition snow, surface reflectance, corrected sea surface height, surface soil moisture degree of saturation absolute, surface soil moisture degree of saturation anomalies, surface soil moisture volumetric absolutes, surface soil moisture volumetric anomalies, sea surface salinity, sea water temperature, sea surface foundation temperature, sea surface temperature, sea surface skin temperature, sea surface subskin temperature, snow water equivalent, significant wave height, soil water index degree of saturation absolute, soil water index degree of saturation anomalie, soil water index volumetric absolute, soil water index volumetric anomalies, ozone total column, total column water vapour, uncertainty, unspecified, backscattering by particulate matter, vegetation parameters, condition water (water bodies), Water Level

Namespace Declarations back to ToC

default namespace

Acknowledgements back to ToC

Victoria Bennet