NLDAS Mosaic Land Surface Model L4 Monthly Climatology 0.125 x 0.125 degree

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Originator: Hydrological Sciences Laboratory at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC/HSL)
Publication_Date: 12.01.2012
Title: NLDAS Mosaic Land Surface Model L4 Monthly Climatology 0.125 x 0.125 degree
Edition: 002
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Greenbelt, Maryland, USA
Publisher: Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC)
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Online_Linkage: http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/hydrology/index.shtml
Description:
Abstract:
This monthly climatology data set contains a series of land surface parameters simulated from the Mosaic land-surface model (LSM) 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 Mosaic LSM data can be found from the GCMD DIFs for GES_DISC_NLDAS_MOS0125_H_V002 and GES_DISC_NLDAS_MOS0125_M_V002 at http://gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov/getdif.htm?GES_DISC_NLDAS_MOS0125_H_V002 and http://gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov/getdif.htm?GES_DISC_NLDAS_MOS0125_M_V002. Details about the NLDAS-2 configuration of the Mosaic LSM can be found in Xia et al. (2012). The NLDAS-2 Mosaic model monthly climatology data set contains thirty-seven 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] 179:ACONDsfc:Aerodynamic conductance [m/s] 84:ALBDOsfc:Albedo [%] 162:ARAINsfc:Rainfall (unfrozen precipitation) [kg/m^2] 161:ASNOWsfc:Snowfall (frozen precipitation) [kg/m^2] 148:AVSFTsfc:Average surface skin temperature [K] 234:BGRUNsfc:Subsurface runoff (baseflow) [kg/m^2] 181:CCONDsfc:Canopy conductance [m/s] 223:CNWATsfc:Plant canopy surface water [kg/m^2] 205:DLWRFsfc:Longwave radiation flux downwards (surface) [W/m^2] 204:DSWRFsfc:Shortwave radiation flux downwards (surface) [W/m^2] 199:EVBSsfc:Direct evaporation from bare soil [W/m^2] 200:EVCWsfc:Canopy water evaporation [W/m^2] 57:EVPsfc:Total evapotranspiration [kg/m^2] 155:GFLUXsfc:Ground heat flux [W/m^2] 182:LAIsfc:Leaf area index (0-9) [unitless] 121:LHTFLsfc:Latent heat flux [W/m^2] 207:MSTAV0_40cm:0-40 cm root zone Moisture availability [%] 207:MSTAV0_200cm:0-200 cm total column Moisture availability [%] 112:NLWRSsfc:Longwave radiation flux net (surface) [W/m^2] 111:NSWRSsfc:Shortwave radiation flux net (surface) [W/m^2] 198:SBSNOsfc:Sublimation (evaporation from snow) [W/m^2] 122:SHTFLsfc:Sensible heat flux [W/m^2] 66:SNODsfc:Snow depth [m] 229:SNOHFsfc:Snow phase-change heat flux [W/m^2] 99:SNOMsfc:Snow melt [kg/m^2] 238:SNOWCsfc:Snow cover [fraction] 86:SOILM0_10cm:0-10 cm layer 1 Soil moisture content [kg/m^2] 86:SOILM0_40cm:0-40 cm root zone Soil moisture content [kg/m^2] 86:SOILM0_100cm:0-100 cm top 1 meter Soil moisture content [kg/m^2] 86:SOILM0_200cm:0-200 cm total column Soil moisture content [kg/m^2] 86:SOILM10_40cm:10-40 cm layer 2 Soil moisture content [kg/m^2] 86:SOILM40_200cm:40-200 cm layer 3 Soil moisture content [kg/m^2] 235:SSRUNsfc:Surface runoff (non-infiltrating) [kg/m^2] 210:TRANSsfc:Transpiration [W/m^2] 85:TSOILdeep:Deep soil temperature [K] 87:VEGsfc:Vegetation [fraction] 65:WEASDsfc:Accumulated snow water-equivalent [kg/m^2] WGRIB or other GRIB reader is required to read the files. For more information, please see: http://ldas.gsfc.nasa.gov/faq/#Tools
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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. Koster, R., and M. Suarez (1994), The components of the SVAT scheme and their effects on a GCM's hydrological cycle, Adv. Water Resour., 17, 61-78, doi:10.1016/0309-1708(94)90024-8. Koster, R., and M. Suarez (1996), Energy and water balance calculations in the Mosaic LSM, NASA Tech. Memo., NASA TM-104606, vol. 9, 60 pp.
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
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -125.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -67.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 53.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.0
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NLDAS-2 Mosaic 0.125-degree Monthly Climatology 0-100 cm Top 1 Meter Soil Moisture Content Jan (1980 - 2009) [kg/m2]
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