Land Surface Parameters

FLDAS Vegetation Parameters

Current FLDAS approach is to use a land cover dataset that conforms with the LSM's default vegetation classification scheme. No more re-mapping is applied. The model's default vegetation parameter table is directly used in the FLDAS simulation. The FLDAS/Noah LSM uses the modified IGBP 20-category, which includes 16 IGBP vegetation classes plus 3 classes of Tundra.

FLDAS Static Vegetation Parameters

The vegetation parameter table for Noah v3.3 is available and described at the official Noah model website at NCAR Research Applications Laboratory (RAL). The table (http://www.ral.ucar.edu/research/land/technology/lsm/noahlsm-v3.3/VEGPARM.TBL) contains three set of parameters for the different classification schemes. Refer to the second set, "MODIFIED_IGBP_MODIS_NOAH" section.