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FLDAS Noah Land Surface Model L4 Central Asia Daily 0.01 x 0.01 degree V001 (FLDAS_NOAH001_G_CA_D) at GES DISC

This dataset contains a series of land surface parameters simulated from the Noah 3.6.1 model in the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) Land Data Assimilation System (FLDAS), adapted from Land Information System (LIS7). This dataset contains 23 parameters in a 0.01 degree spatial resolution over the Central Asia region (30-100°E, 21-56°N). This daily dataset spans from October 2000 (Water Year 2001) through present. The simulation was forced primarily by Global Data Assimilation System (GDAS) data. A nine-year spin-up of the Asia-LIS system was performed to produce stable snow and soil conditions, and the resulting model states were compared with MODIS Maximum Snow Extent data for the spin-up period and adjusted to produce a climatological model state for 1 October. Next, the Asia-LIS model was run from 1 Oct 2000 - 30 Sep 2011, producing outputs once per day, and resetting the model states to the climatological state on 1 October of each year so that each hydrologic year begins with a consistent set of surface states.

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