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FLDAS VIC Land Surface Model L4 monthly 0.25 x 0.25 degree for Western Africa (GDAS and RFE2) V001 (FLDAS_VIC025_A_WA_M) at GES DISC

This data set contains a series of land surface parameters simulated from the VIC model in the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) Land Data Assimilation System (FLDAS). The data are in 0.25 degree resolution and range from January 2001 to August 2019. The temporal resolution is monthly and the spatial coverage is Western Africa (5.0N, 17.25W, 18.0N, 25.75E). The files are in NetCDF format. This simulation was forced by a combination of NCEP's Global Data Assimilation System (GDAS) atmospheric analysis fields and spatially and temporally disaggregated NOAA Climate Prediction African Rainfall Estimate Algorithm version 2 (RFE2) fields. The simulation was initialized on 1 January 2001 using soil moisture and other state fields from a FLDAS VIC model climatology for that day of the year.

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