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GLDAS CLM Land Surface Model L4 3 hourly 1.0 x 1.0 degree Subsetted V001 (GLDAS_CLM10SUBP_3H) at GES DISC

Metadata Updated: December 7, 2023

With the upgraded Land Surface Models (LSMs) and updated forcing data sets, the GLDAS version 2.1 (GLDAS-2.1) production stream serves as a replacement for GLDAS-001. The entire GLDAS-001 collection from January 1979 through March 2020 was decommissioned on June 30, 2020 and removed from the GES DISC system. However, the replacement for GLDAS-001 monthly and 3-hourly 1.0 x 1.0 degree products from CLM Land Surface Model currently are not available yet. Once their replacement data products become available, the DOIs of GLDAS-001 CLM data products will direct to the GLDAS-2.1 CLM data products.

This data set contains a series of land surface parameters simulated from the Common Land Model (CLM) V2.0 model in the Global Land Data Assimilation System (GLDAS). The data are in 1.0 degree resolution and range from January 1979 to present. The temporal resolution is 3-hourly.

This simulation was forced by a combination of NOAA/GDAS atmospheric analysis fields, spatially and temporally disaggregated NOAA Climate Prediction Center Merged Analysis of Precipitation (CMAP) fields, and observation based downward shortwave and longwave radiation fields derived using the method of the Air Force Weather Agency's AGRicultural METeorological modeling system (AGRMET). The simulation was initialized on 1 January 1979 using soil moisture and other state fields from a GLDAS/CLM model climatology for that day of the year.

WGRIB or another GRIB reader is required to read the files. The data set applies a user-defined parameter table to indicate the contents and parameter number. The GRIBTAB file 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.

Access & Use Information

Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023

Metadata Source

Harvested from NASA Data.json

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GLDAS CLM 3-Hourly 1.0 degree Average Layer 1 (0-2 cm) Soil Moisture [kg/m2] at 00Z May 01, 2007.

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023
Identifier C1279404074-GES_DISC
Data First Published 2007-08-16
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2007-08-16
Category GLDAS, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
Metadata Context
Metadata Catalog ID
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Citation Matthew Rodell and Hiroko Kato Beaudoing, NASA/GSFC/HSL. 2007-08-16. GLDAS_CLM10SUBP_3H. Version 001. GLDAS CLM Land Surface Model L4 3 hourly 1.0 x 1.0 degree Subsetted V001. Greenbelt, Maryland, USA. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC). Digital Science Data.
Creator Matthew Rodell and Hiroko Kato Beaudoing, NASA/GSFC/HSL
Data Presentation Form Digital Science Data
Graphic Preview Description GLDAS CLM 3-Hourly 1.0 degree Average Layer 1 (0-2 cm) Soil Moisture kg/m2 at 00Z May 01, 2007.
Graphic Preview File
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Harvest Source Id 58f92550-7a01-4f00-b1b2-8dc953bd598f
Harvest Source Title NASA Data.json
Homepage URL
Metadata Type geospatial
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Program Code 026:001
Related Documents
Release Place Greenbelt, Maryland, USA
Series Name GLDAS_CLM10SUBP_3H
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 662099b82854ed9696b195809b2a3255a534b92d9c51fcb3840247514089ef81
Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 1979-01-02T00:00:00Z/2022-01-17T00:00:00Z

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