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NASA Land Information System (LIS)
Entry ID: NASA_LIS
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Summary
Abstract: The Land Information System (LIS) is a flexible land surface modeling and data assimilation framework developed with the goal of integrating satellite- and ground-based observational data products and advanced land surface modeling techniques to produce optimal fields of land surface states and fluxes. The LIS infrastructure provides the modeling tools to integrate these observations with the model forecasts to generate improved estimates of land surface conditions such as soil moisture, evaporation, snow pack, and runoff, at 1km and finer spatial resolutions and at one-hour and finer temporal resolutions.

The fine scale spatial modeling capability of LIS allows it take advantage of Earth Observing System (EOS)-era observations, such as Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) leaf area index, snow cover, and surface temperature, at their full native resolution. LIS features a high performance and flexible design, provides infrastructure for data integration and assimilation, and operates on an ensemble of land surface models for extension over user-specified regional or global domains. LIS is designed using advanced software engineering principles to enable the reuse and community sharing of modeling tools, data resources, and assimilation algorithms.

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Description: The release of LIS software is subject to NASA legal review and requires that users sign a Software Usage Agreement (SUA). There are 3 categories under which software may be released, listed below. The points of contact for discussing and processing requests for LIS software are:

James Geiger (James.V.Geiger@nasa.gov)
Judy Strohmaier.(Judith.E.Strohmaier@nasa.gov)

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Description: Documentation on the Land Information System (LIS).
Service Citation
Originators: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Title: NASA Land Information System (LIS)
Provider: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
URL: http://lis.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >CALCIUM   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >CARBON   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >CATION EXCHANGE CAPACITY   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >DENITRIFICATION RATE   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >HYDRAULIC CONDUCTIVITY   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >MAGNESIUM   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >MICRONUTRIENTS/TRACE ELEMENTS   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >NITROGEN   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >ORGANIC MATTER   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >PERMAFROST   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >PHOSPHORUS   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >POTASSIUM   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >RECLAMATION/REVEGETATION/RESTORATION   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL SALINITY/SOIL SODICITY   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL ABSORPTION   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL BULK DENSITY   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL CHEMISTRY   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL CLASSIFICATION   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL COLOR   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL COMPACTION   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL CONSISTENCE   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL DEPTH   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL FERTILITY   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL GAS/AIR   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL HEAT BUDGET   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL HORIZONS/PROFILE   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL IMPEDANCE   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL MECHANICS   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL PH   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL PLASTICITY   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL POROSITY   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL PRODUCTIVITY   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL RESPIRATION   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL STRUCTURE   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL TEXTURE   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL WATER HOLDING CAPACITY   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SULFUR   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >AGRICULTURAL LANDS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >ALPINE/TUNDRA   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >BEACHES   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >DESERTS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >DUNES   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >FORESTS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >GRASSLANDS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >ISLANDS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >KARST LANDSCAPE   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >MONTANE HABITATS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >SAVANNAS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >SHRUBLAND/SCRUB   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >URBAN LANDS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >FOREST COMPOSITION/VEGETATION STRUCTURE   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION COVER   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION INDEX   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION SPECIES   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >DEGRADATION   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >ENTRAINMENT   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >EROSION   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >LANDSLIDES   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >SEDIMENT CHEMISTRY   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >SEDIMENT COMPOSITION   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >SEDIMENT TRANSPORT   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >SEDIMENTATION   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >SEDIMENTS   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >STRATIGRAPHIC SEQUENCE   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >SUSPENDED SOLIDS   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >WEATHERING   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHOLOGY >COASTAL LANDFORMS/PROCESSES   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHOLOGY >EOLIAN LANDFORMS/PROCESSES   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHOLOGY >FLUVIAL LANDFORMS/PROCESSES   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHOLOGY >GLACIAL LANDFORMS/PROCESSES   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHOLOGY >KARST LANDFORMS/PROCESSES   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHOLOGY >TECTONIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHOLOGY   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND TEMPERATURE >LAND HEAT CAPACITY   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND TEMPERATURE >LAND SURFACE TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND TEMPERATURE >SKIN TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND COVER   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND PRODUCTIVITY   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND RESOURCES   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND USE CLASSES   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LANDSCAPE >LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LANDSCAPE >LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LANDSCAPE >LANDSCAPE PATTERNS   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LANDSCAPE >RECLAMATION/REVEGETATION/RESTORATION   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LANDSCAPE >REFORESTATION   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LANDSCAPE   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >CALCIUM   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >CARBON   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >CATION EXCHANGE CAPACITY   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >DENITRIFICATION RATE   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >HYDRAULIC CONDUCTIVITY   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >MAGNESIUM   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >MICRONUTRIENTS/TRACE ELEMENTS   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >NITROGEN   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >ORGANIC MATTER   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >PERMAFROST   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >PHOSPHORUS   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >POTASSIUM   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >RECLAMATION/REVEGETATION/RESTORATION   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL SALINITY/SOIL SODICITY   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL ABSORPTION   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL BULK DENSITY   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL CHEMISTRY   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL CLASSIFICATION   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL COLOR   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL COMPACTION   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL CONSISTENCE   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL DEPTH   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL FERTILITY   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL GAS/AIR   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL HEAT BUDGET   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL HORIZONS/PROFILE   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL IMPEDANCE   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL MECHANICS   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL PH   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL PLASTICITY   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL POROSITY   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL PRODUCTIVITY   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL RESPIRATION   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL STRUCTURE   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL TEXTURE   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL WATER HOLDING CAPACITY   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SULFUR   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES >ALBEDO   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES >ANISOTROPY   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES >EMISSIVITY   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES >REFLECTANCE   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES >THERMAL PROPERTIES   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >CONTOURS   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >LANDFORMS   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >SURFACE ROUGHNESS   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TOPOGRAPHIC EFFECTS   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES >COASTAL LANDFORMS   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES >AEOLIAN LANDFORMS   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES >FLUVIAL LANDFORMS   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES >GLACIAL LANDFORMS   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES >KARST LANDFORMS   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES >TECTONIC LANDFORMS   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >FROZEN GROUND >ACTIVE LAYER   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >FROZEN GROUND >CRYOSOLS   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >FROZEN GROUND >GROUND ICE   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >FROZEN GROUND >PERIGLACIAL PROCESSES   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >FROZEN GROUND >PERMAFROST   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >FROZEN GROUND >ROCK GLACIERS   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >FROZEN GROUND >SEASONALLY FROZEN GROUND   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >FROZEN GROUND >SOIL TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >FROZEN GROUND >TALIK   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >FROZEN GROUND   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL EROSION   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >HEAVY METALS   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL INFILTRATION   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >MACROFAUNA   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >MICROFAUNA   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >MICROFLORA   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL ROOTING DEPTH   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL EROSION   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >HEAVY METALS   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL INFILTRATION   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >MACROFAUNA   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >MICROFAUNA   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >MICROFLORA   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL ROOTING DEPTH   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS
ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ELEVATION
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
INLAND WATERS
PLANNING CADASTRE
Access Constraints
Users must register to download data and source code.
Use Constraints
If you download and use LIS source code or data, please cite the following
preprint:

Peters-Lidard, C. D., S. Kumar, Y. Tian, J. L. Eastman, and P. Houser, 2004.
Global Urban-Scale Land-Atmosphere Modeling with the Land Information System,
Symposium on Planning, Nowcasting, and Forecasting in the Urban Zone, 84th AMS
Annual Meeting 11-15 January 2004 Seattle, WA, USA.

The LIS source code and documentation are in the public domain, available
without fee for educational, research, non-commercial and commercial purposes.
Users may distribute the binary or source code to third parties provided that
this statement appears on all copies and that no charge is made for such
copies.

NASA GSFC MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY OF THE SOFTWARE FOR
ANY PURPOSE. IT IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY.
NEITHER NASA GSFC NOR THE U.S. GOVERNMENT SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES
SUFFERED BY THE USER OF THIS SOFTWARE.

We ask, but do not require the following regarding derived works for the public
domain:

1. That a message be included acknowledging the LIS development team at NASA
GSFC.

2. That modifications which may be considered generally useful, be forwarded so
that they might be incorporated into future releases of LIS.

Regarding the commercial use of LIS, be aware that LIS does integrate software
from several sources which may include embedded copyright notices and which may
have some limitations with respect to commercial sales. Anyone considering
modifying and selling LIS should read all the embedded copyright and copying
notices and proceed at their own risk.

By copying this software, you, the user, agree to abide by the conditions and
understandings with respect to any software which is marked with a public
domain notice.

The United States, NASA and NASA affiliates, including, but not limited to,
contractors, subcontractors, grantees and other affiliates, shall neither be
liable nor responsible for any maintenance or updating of LIS data and related
software, or for correction of any errors in the LIS data and related software.

The LIS data and related software is provided "as is" without any warranty of
any kind, either expressed or implied, or statutory, including, but not limited
to, any warranty that the LIS data and related software will conform to
specifications, any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a
particular purpose, and freedom from infringement, and any warranty that the
documentation will conform to the LIS data and related software, or any
warranty that the LIS data and related software will be error free. This
agreement does not, in any manner, constitute an endorsement by NASA of any
test results, resulting designs, hardware, or other matters resulting from use
of the LIS data and related software. The User shall not file any claim
against the United States or developers of the LIS data and related software
for any matter concerning the LIS data and related software, performance of,
failure to perform, breach or other matter related to this agreement. The
User's sole remedy for any such matter shall be the immediate, unilateral
termination of this agreement. The United States and the developers of the LIS
data and related software shall not be liable for any damage or injury suffered
by the User or its representatives, regardless of cause, and the User hereby
expressly waives any rights it might otherwise have under the Federal Tort
Claims Act or any other authority, in consideration for NASA's agreement to
provide the LIS data and related software under this agreement. User, under
this section, includes any further user to which the User provides the LIS data
and related software and/or works based upon the LIS data and related software.

The User shall indemnify and hold harmless the United States and the developers
of the LIS data and related software from any third party liability arising
under the Federal Tort Claims Act or any other authority, out of the LIS data
and related software, or out of performance of, or failure to perform, any
aspect of this agreement, whether or not caused by the negligence, gross
negligence or willful misconduct of employees of the United States or the
developers of the LIS data and related software. User, under this section,
includes any further user to which the User provides the LIS data and related
software and/or works based upon the LIS data and related software.

This agreement shall be subject to United States federal law only, for all
purposes, including, but not limited to, determining the validity of this
agreement, the meaning of its provisions, and the rights, obligations and
remedies of the parties.

This agreement constitutes the entire understanding and agreement between the
parties hereto relating to the use of the LIS data and related software and may
not be superseded, modified or amended, except by further written agreement
duly executed by the parties.


LIS Sample Data Distribution Policy

LIS provides a collection of sample data for demonstration of LIS code. The
original source of each dataset is given whenever possible. LIS does not
endorse the validity, completeness, or usefulness of the datasets. Users are
strongly recommended to compile and validate their own datasets based on their
scientific goals. LIS has the built-in flexibility for users to easily
incorporate their own datasets. Please consult LIS User's Guide and Developer's
Guide distributed with LIS source code for details.
Service Provider
Hydrological Sciences Branch, Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Laboratory, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA

Service Provider Personnel
Name: CHRISTA PETERS-LIDARD
Phone: 301-614-5811
Fax: 301-614-5808
Email: Christa.D.Peters-Lidard at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Personnel
CHRISTA PETERS-LIDARD
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 301-614-5811
Fax: 301-614-5808
Email: Christa.D.Peters-Lidard at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA

PAUL HOUSER
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 305-595-7000
Phone: 301-613-3782
Fax: 301-595-9793
Email: houser at iges.org
Contact Address:
4041 Powder Mill Rd., Suite 302
City: Calverton
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20705-3106
Country: USA

TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2006-01-10
SERF Last Revision Date: 2011-06-15
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