NLDAS Primary Forcing Data L4 Monthly Climatology 0.125 x 0.125 degree

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Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Hydrological Sciences Laboratory at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC/HSL)
Publication_Date: 10.01.2012
Title: NLDAS Primary Forcing Data L4 Monthly Climatology 0.125 x 0.125 degree
Edition: 002
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Series_Information:
Series_Name:
Issue_Identification:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Greenbelt, Maryland, USA
Publisher: Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC)
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/hydrology
Description:
Abstract:
This data set contains the monthly climatology data of the primary forcing data for Phase 2 of the North American Land Data Assimilation System (NLDAS-2). The data are in 1/8th degree grid spacing. The temporal resolution is monthly, ranging from January to December. The NLDAS-2 monthly climatology data are the monthly data averaged over the thirty years (1980 - 2009) of the NLDAS-2 monthly data. The file format is WMO GRIB-1. Brief description about the NLDAS-2 hourly and monthly primary forcing data can be found from the GCMD DIFs for GES_DISC_NLDAS_FORA0125_H_V002 and GES_DISC_NLDAS_FORA0125_M_V002 at http://gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov/getdif.htm?GES_DISC_NLDAS_FORA0125_H_V002 and http://gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov/getdif.htm?GES_DISC_NLDAS_FORA0125_M_V002. Details about the generation of the NLDAS-2 forcing datasets can be found in Xia et al. (2012). The monthly climatology land surface forcing fields for NLDAS-2 are grouped into two GRIB files, "File A" and "File B". "File A" is the primary (default) forcing file and contains eleven fields. The data set applies a user-defined parameter table to indicate the contents and parameter number. The following table shows a list of parameters, their Product Definition Section (PDS) IDs and units. PDS_IDs:Short_Name:Full_Name [Unit] 61:APCPsfc:Precipitation monthly total [kg/m^2] 157:CAPE180_0mb:180-0 mb above ground Convective Available Potential Energy [J/kg] 153:CONVAPCPsfc:Convective precipitation monthly total [kg/m^2] 205:DLWRFsfc:Longwave radiation flux downwards (surface) [W/m^2] 204:DSWRFsfc:Shortwave radiation flux downwards (surface) [W/m^2] 228:PEVAPsfc:Potential evaporation monthly total [kg/m^2] 1:PRESsfc:Surface pressure [Pa] 51:SPFH2m:2-m above ground Specific humidity [kg/kg] 11:TMP2m:2-m above ground Temperature [K] 33:UGRD10m:10-m above ground Zonal wind speed [m/s] 34:VGRD10m:10-m above ground Meridional wind speed [m/s] WGRIB or other GRIB reader is required to read the files. For more information, please see: http://ldas.gsfc.nasa.gov/faq/#Tools
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Xia, Y., K. Mitchell, M. Ek, J. Sheffield, B. Cosgrove, E. Wood, L. Luo, C. Alonge, H. Wei, J. Meng, B. Livneh, D. Lettenmaier, V. Koren, Q. Duan, K. Mo, Y. Fan, and D. Mocko, (2012), Continental-scale water and energy flux analysis and validation for the North American Land Data Assimilation System project phase 2 (NLDAS-2): 1. Intercomparison and application of model products, J. Geophys. Res., 117, D03109, doi:10.1029/2011JD016048. Cosgrove, B. A., D. Lohmann, K. E. Mitchell, P. R. Houser, E. F. Wood, J. Schaake, A. Robock, C. Marshall, J. Sheffield, L. Luo, Q. Duan, R. T. Pinker, J. D. Tarpley, R. W. Higgins, and J. Meng (2003), Real-time and retrospective forcing in the North American Land Data Assimilation System (NLDAS) project, J. Geophys. Res., 108(D22), 8842, doi:10.1029/2002JD003118. Mahrt L., and M. Ek, 1984: The Influence of Atmospheric Stability on Potential Evaporation. J. Applied Meteorology, Vol 23, Issue 2, pp. 222–234. DOI: 10.1175/1520-0450(1984)023<0222:TIOASO>2.0.CO;2 Pinker, R. T., J. D. Tarpley, I. Laszlo, K. E. Mitchell, P. R. Houser, E. F. Wood, J. C. Schaake, A. Robock, D. Lohmann, B. A. Cosgrove, J. Sheffield, Q. Duan, L. Luo, and R. W. Higgins (2003), Surface radiation budgets in support of the GEWEX Continental-Scale International Project (GCIP) and the GEWEX Americas Prediction Project (GAPP), including the North American Land Data Assimilation System (NLDAS) project, J. Geophys. Res., 108(D22), 8844, doi:10.1029/2002JD003301.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19800101
Ending_Date: 20091231
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -125.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -67.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 53.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.0
Keywords:
Theme:
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > EVAPORATION
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Theme_Keyword: EOSDIS > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM DATA INFORMATION SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: NLDAS > NORTH AMERICAN LAND DATA ASSIMILATION SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: Hydrology
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > ARKANSAS
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > DELAWARE
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > FLORIDA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > GEORGIA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > IDAHO
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > ILLINOIS
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > INDIANA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > IOWA
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > KENTUCKY
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > LOUISIANA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MAINE
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MARYLAND
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MASSACHUSETTS
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MICHIGAN
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MINNESOTA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MISSISSIPPI
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MISSOURI
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MONTANA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEBRASKA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEVADA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEW HAMPSHIRE
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEW JERSEY
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEW MEXICO
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEW YORK
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NORTH CAROLINA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NORTH DAKOTA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > OHIO
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > TENNESSEE
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > TEXAS
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > VIRGINIA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > WASHINGTON
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > WEST VIRGINIA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > WISCONSIN
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > WYOMING
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Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Temporal_Keyword: Monthly
Temporal_Keyword: Monthly - < Annual
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
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Point_of_Contact:
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Contact_Person: GES DISC HELP DESK SUPPORT GROUP
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
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Address: Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
Address: Code 610.2
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
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Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-614-5224
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
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Browse_Graphic_File_Name: http://hydro1.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/browse/NLDAS/NLDAS_FORA0125_MC.002/NLDAS_FORA0125_MC.002_APCPsfc_Jan_CLIM.gif
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
NLDAS-2 Primary Forcing monthly 0.125 degree \ Precipitation monthly total Jan (1980 - 2009) [kg/m^2]
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: GIF
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The data are provisional and subject to change as model improvements are implemented and new input data sets become available.
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.125 degree
Longitude_Resolution: 0.125 degree
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NASA/GSFC/SED/ESD/GCDC/GESDISC > 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
Contact_Person: GES DISC HELP DESK SUPPORT GROUP
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
Address: Code 610.2
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-614-5224
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gsfc-help-disc@lists.nasa.gov
Resource_Description: GES_DISC_NLDAS_FORA0125_MC_V002
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
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Format_Name: GRIB
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Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/
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DATA CENTER URL
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http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/hydrology/data-holdings
Access_Instructions:
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
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http://ldas.gsfc.nasa.gov/nldas/
Access_Instructions:
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
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http://ldas.gsfc.nasa.gov/nldas/NLDAS2forcing.php
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NLDAS-2 Forcing Dataset Information
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
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Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://hydro1.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/s4pa/NLDAS/RE...
Access_Instructions:
README document for NLDAS Phase 2 data sets.
Fees: No Fee
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20121119
Metadata_Review_Date: 20130118
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
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Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
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City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
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Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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