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NLDAS Mosaic Land Surface Model L4 Monthly 0.125 x 0.125 degree V2.0 (NLDAS_MOS0125_M) at GES DISC

Metadata Updated: December 6, 2023

This data set contains thirty-seven fields 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 and range from Jan 1979 to the present. The temporal resolution is monthly. The file format is netCDF (converted from the GRIB format).

The NLDAS-2 monthly Mosaic model data, containing thirty-seven fields, were generated from the NLDAS-2 hourly Mosaic model data, as monthly accumulation for rainfall, snowfall, subsurface runoff, surface runoff, total evapotranspiration, and snow melt, and monthly average for other variables. Monthly period of each month is from 00Z at start of the month to 23:59Z at end of the month, except the first month (Jan. 1979) that starts from 00Z 02 Jan 1979.

Details about the NLDAS-2 configuration of the Mosaic LSM can be found in Xia et al. (2012).

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 December 1, 2022
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023

Metadata Source

Harvested from NASA Data.json

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NLDAS-2 Mosaic Monthly 0.125 degree Soil moisture content (0-10cm) [kg m-2] January 1979.

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date December 1, 2022
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023
Identifier C1887990159-GES_DISC
Data First Published 2020-06-18
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2020-06-18
Category NLDAS, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Citation NLDAS project. David M. Mocko, NASA/GSFC/HSL. 2022-01-08. NLDAS_MOS0125_M. Version 2.0. NLDAS Mosaic Land Surface Model L4 Monthly 0.125 x 0.125 degree V2.0. 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 NLDAS project
Data Presentation Form Digital Science Data
Editor David M. Mocko, NASA/GSFC/HSL
Graphic Preview Description NLDAS-2 Mosaic Monthly 0.125 degree Soil moisture content (0-10cm) kg m-2 January 1979.
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Release Place Greenbelt, Maryland, USA
Series Name NLDAS_MOS0125_M
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Temporal 1979-01-01T00:00:00Z/2023-02-28T00:00:00Z

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