Visit NASA LIS’s FEWS NET Project Page for quick-looks of condition in Africa and Central Asia.

4/9/2018 Speed talk "New Tools for Monitoring Surface Water Availability" was presented at the All-FEWS NET meeting in Casablanca, Morocco.

12/1/2017 FLDAS products will be used by the new Earth Observations for Food Security and Agriculture Consortium (EOFSAC; http://eofsac.org/)

11/1/2017 Water stress (runoff per capita) and runoff maps, added to LIS-FEWS NET webpage, check back for monthly updates!

10/1/2017 Central Asia snow modeling for USGS & FEWS NET transitioned to LIS7

6/23/2017 new information added re: Central Asia snow modeling

02/14/2017 McNally, Amy, et al. "A land data assimilation system for sub-Saharan Africa food and water security applications." Scientific Data 4 (2017). doi:10.1038/sdata.2017.12

02/03/2017 FEWS NET special report: Illustrating the extent and severity of the 2016 Horn of Africa drought http://www.fews.net/east-africa/special-report/february-3-2017

01/01/2016 FLDAS_A (RFE2+GDAS) daily data with one-day latency available on GES DISC and GIOVANNI

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FLDAS data usage at the GES DISC

Distribution of all FLDAS products from the NASA GES DISC for calendar year 2017:

  • Number of Distinct users: 886
  • Number of Files: 154,708 (over 150 thousand)
  • Total Volume: 0.96 Tb (almost 1 Tb)