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GLDAS VIC Land Surface Model L4 3 Hourly 1.0 x 1.0 degree V001 (GLDAS_VIC10_3H) at GES DISC
Entry ID: GES_DISC_GLDAS_VIC10_3H_V001

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Summary
Abstract: This data set contains a series of land surface parameters simulated from the Variable Infiltration Capacity (VIC) Model in the Global Land Data Assimilation System (GLDAS). The data are in 1.0 degree resolution and range from 1979 to the present. The temporal resolution is 3-hour.

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Caption:  Average 0-10 cm Soil Moisture
Description:  GLDAS VIC 3-Hourly 1.0 degree Average Layer 1 (0-10 cm) Soil Moisture on May 01, 2007 at 00Z [kg/m2]

 
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -60.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Hydrological Sciences Branch at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC/HSB)
Dataset Title: GLDAS VIC Land Surface Model L4 3 Hourly 1.0 x 1.0 degree
Dataset Release Date: 08.16.2007
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, Maryland, USA
Dataset Publisher: Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC)
Version: 1
Online Resource: http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/hydrology/index.shtml
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1979-01-01
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1 degree
Longitude Resolution: 1 degree
Horizontal Resolution Range: 100 km - < 250 km or approximately 1 degree - < 2.5 degrees
Temporal Resolution: 3 hr
Quality The data are provisional and subject to change as model improvements are implemented and new input data sets become available. Due to the fact that forcing data for Greenland are unreliable and the lack of a glacier/ice sheet model, snow water equivalent accumulates indefinitely in Greenland and a few other Arctic points. Therefore it is highly recommended that Greenland and other points with abnormally large snow water equivalent values be masked out when performing global analyses.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
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Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Data Center
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (formerly Goddard DAAC), Global Change Data Center, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: GES DISC HELP DESK SUPPORT GROUP
Phone: 301-614-5224
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: gsfc-help-disc at lists.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
Code 610.2
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution Format: GRIB
Fees: No Fee
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 301-614-5224
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: gsfc-help-disc at lists.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
Code 610.2
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Publications/References
Rodell, M., P. R. Houser, U. Jambor, J. Gottschalck, K. Mitchell, C.-J. Meng, K. Arsenault, B. Cosgrove, J. Radakovich, M. Bosilovich, J. K. Entin, J. P. Walker, D. Lohmann, and D. Toll, The Global Land Data Assimilation System, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 85(3): 381-394, 2004.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-08-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-03-16

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