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NLDAS Primary Forcing Data L4 Monthly 0.125 x 0.125 degree

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: David Mocko, NASA/GSFC/HSL
Publication_Date: 10.01.2012
Title: NLDAS Primary Forcing Data L4 Monthly 0.125 x 0.125 degree
Edition: 002
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Digital Science Data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: NLDAS_FORA0125_M
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/datacollection/NLDAS_FORA0125_M_V002.shtml
Description:
Abstract:
This data set contains the monthly primary forcing data "File A" for Phase 2 of the North American Land Data Assimilation System (NLDAS-2). The data are in 1/8th degree grid spacing and range from Jan 1979 to the present. The temporal resolution is monthly. The file format is WMO GRIB-1. The NLDAS-2 monthly primary forcing data were generated from the NLDAS-2 hourly primary forcing data, as monthly accumulation for total precipitation, convective precipitation, and potential evaporation, and monthly average for other variables. The convective precipitation monthly total is the hourly convective fraction multiplied by the hourly precipitation (both from the NLDAS-2 "File A" files), and then summed over all hours of the month. Monthly period of each month is from 00Z at start of the month to 23:59Z at end of the month. The one exception to this is the first month (Jan. 1979) that starts from 00Z 02 Jan 1979, except for the monthly accumulated precipitation and convective precipitation that both start from 12Z 01 Jan 1979. Brief description about the NLDAS-2 hourly primary forcing data can be found from the GCMD DIF for GES_DISC_NLDAS_FORA0125_H_V002 at http://gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov/getdif.htm?GES_DISC_NLDAS_FORA0125_H_V002. Details about the generation of the NLDAS-2 forcing datasets can be found in Xia et al. (2012). The monthly 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 GRIBTAB file (http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/hydrology/grib_tabs/gribtab_NLDAS_FORA_monthly.002.txt) shows a list of parameters for this data set, along with their Product Definition Section (PDS) IDs and units. For more information, please see the README Document at ftp://hydro1.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/s4pa/NLDAS/README.NLDAS2.pdf.
Purpose:
Not Available
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: 19790101
Ending_Date: Unknown
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:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SURFACE PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > EVAPORATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > LIQUID PRECIPITATION > RAIN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > LONGWAVE RADIATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SHORTWAVE RADIATION
Theme_Keyword: MODELS/ANALYSES
Theme_Keyword: FORCING-LSM > FORCING DATA FOR LAND SURFACE MODEL
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: CWIC > CEOS WGISS INTEGRATED CATALOG
Theme_Keyword: Hydrology
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > GREAT LAKES
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > ALABAMA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > ARIZONA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > ARKANSAS
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > CALIFORNIA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > COLORADO
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > CONNECTICUT
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
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > KANSAS
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
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > OKLAHOMA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > OREGON
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > PENNSYLVANIA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > RHODE ISLAND
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > SOUTH CAROLINA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > SOUTH DAKOTA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > TENNESSEE
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > TEXAS
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > UTAH
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > VERMONT
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
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Temporal_Keyword: Monthly
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GES DISC HELP DESK SUPPORT GROUP
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
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
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: http://hydro1.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/browse/NLDAS/NLDAS_FORA0125_M.002/2012/NLDAS_FORA0125_M.002_APCPsfc_SEP2012.gif
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
NLDAS-2 Primary Forcing monthly 0.125 degree \ Precipitation monthly total September 2012 [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.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
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
Contact_Address:
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_M_V002
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: GRIB
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
ftp://hydro1.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/s4pa/NLDAS/NLD...
Access_Instructions:
Access the data via FTP.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://mirador.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/mirador/homep...
Access_Instructions:
Mirador (from Spanish, a place providing a wide view) is a Google-based data archive search interface that allows searching, browsing, and retrieving of Earth science data at NASA GES DISC.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://reverb.echo.nasa.gov/reverb/#utf8=%E2%9C%93...
Access_Instructions:
Search and retrieve data with Reverb ECHO
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://gdata1.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/daac-bin/G3/gui.cg...
Access_Instructions:
The GES-DISC Interactive Online Visualization ANd aNalysis Interface (Giovanni) is a web-based tool that allows users to analyze gridded data interactively online without having to download any data.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://hydro1.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/dods/NLDAS_FORA012...
Access_Instructions:
The GrADS Data Server (GDS, formerly known as GrADS-DODS Server) is another form of OPeNDAP that provides subsetting and some analysis services across the internet.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/hydrology/grib_tabs/...
Access_Instructions:
The GRIBTAB file contains a list of variables, along with the GRIB Product Definition Section (PDS) ID, variable short name, long names, and unit.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
ftp://hydro1.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/gds/NLDAS/NLDA...
Access_Instructions:
The Grid Analysis and Display System (GrADS) data descriptor file contains a complete description of the binary data as well as instructions for GrADS on where to find the data and how to read it.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
ftp://hydro1.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/s4pa/NLDAS/REA...
Access_Instructions:
README document
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://ldas.gsfc.nasa.gov/nldas/
Access_Instructions:
NLDAS Project Web Site
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/recipes/?q=recipe-co...
Access_Instructions:
GES DISC Services Cookbook main page
Fees: No Fee
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20120815
Metadata_Review_Date: 20160120
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20150430
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: HUALAN RUI
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
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: 301-614-5200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Hualan.Rui@nasa.gov
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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