Global Soil Wetness Project, Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies, Institute of Global Environment and Society
Data Center Description
The Global Soil Wetness Project (GSWP) is an ongoing environmental modeling research activity of the Global Land-Atmosphere System Study (GLASS) and the International Satellite Land-Surface Climatology Project (ISLSCP), both contributing projects of the Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX). Its goals are to:
-Produce state-of-the-art global data sets of land surface fluxes, state variables, and related hydrologic quantities.
-Develop and test large-scale validation, calibration, and assimilation techniques over land.
-Provide a large-scale validation and quality check of the ISLSCP data sets.
-Compare Land Surface Schemes (LSSs), and conduct sensitivity studies of specific parameterizations and forcings, which should aid future model and data set development.
GSWP-2 is closely linked to the ISLSCP Initiative II data effort, and LSS simulations in GSWP-2 will encompass the same core 10-year period as ISLSCP Initiative II (1986-1995).