The Hydrology DISC portal enables access to hourly, monthly, and monthly climatology NLDAS datasets via ftp, GDS, Mirador, and Giovanni (hourly, monthly, and monthly climatology). Users can also perform subsetting and analysis operations without first downloading the data.
Users of NLDAS datasets are encouraged to join the LDAS mailing list for updates on new data releases, new data services, data reprocessing, and data delays or outages.
NOAA/EMC's NLDAS group has released the Noah-2.8 LSM code for NLDAS Phase 2. The FORTRAN source code, a driver, global datasets, and additional documentation are available. Please see the README file for more information.
Monthly NLDAS datasets for NLDAS-1 forcing, NLDAS-2 forcing, NLDAS-2 Mosaic, and NLDAS-2 Noah are now available from the GES DISC. Please see the updated NLDAS-1 README and NLDAS-2 README files for details about the creation and content of these datasets. Monthly climatology NLDAS datasets are also now available.
NLDAS Phase 2 Noah model output data are now available from the NASA GES DISC via the links above - joining Phase 2 primary and secondary forcing, Phase 2 Mosaic model output, as well as NLDAS Phase 1 forcing.
Numerous NLDAS Phase 2 articles have been recently published; please check the NLDAS publications page for the article links.
NLDAS datasets were used to compare winter 2011-2012 with winter 2010-2011 for snow cover and surface temperature. A poster depicting extreme weather/climate events over North America during 2011 was presented at the AGU Chapman conference.
NLDAS datasets were used to illustrate the precipitation and soil moisture along the east coast of the U.S. following the passage of Hurricane Irene and of Tropical Storm Lee, as well as the intensity of the heat wave in the central U.S. during July 2011.
NLDAS precipitation datasets were used to study the diurnal cycle of summertime precipitation. Here are links to a news story and a science focus article describing the research. The full journal article was published in Geophysical Research Letters.
The near real-time NLDAS drought monitor is now located at NOAA/NCEP/EMC.