Global Soil Wetness Project (GSWP)
Entry ID: GSWP

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Abstract: The Global Soil Wetness Project (GSWP) estimates global soil water by
using miscellaneous land surface process model and atmospheric data.

GSWP is an ongoing modeling activity of the International Satellite
Land-Surface Climatology Project (ISLSCP), a contributing project of
the Global Energy and Water Cycle ... View entire text
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Description: Global Soil Wetness Project Home Page

Description: Global Soil Wetness Project Data
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1987-01-01
Stop Date: 1988-12-31
Ancillary Keywords
Originating Center
Data Center
Global Soil Wetness Project, Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies, Institute of Global Environment and Society Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: (301) 595-7000
Fax: (301) 595-9793
Email: gswp at
Contact Address:
Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies
4041 Powder Mill Road, Suite 302
City: Calverton
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20705-3106
Country: USA
Phone: (613) 692-3009
Fax: (613)692-0356
Email: rwilson at
Contact Address:
5771 Rideau Valley Dr.
City: Manotick
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K4M 1B3
Country: CANADA
Dirmeyer, P. A., A. J. Dolman, and N. Sato, 1999: The Global Soil
Wetness Project: A pilot project for global land surface modeling and
validation. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 80, 851-878.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-02-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-28
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