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GLDAS Model Output

Descriptions are available at the GES DISC.

Model Output Summary Table

Name

GRIB PDS IDs

Description

Units

Time

Swnet

111

Net short wave radiation flux

W m-2

average

Lwnet

112

Net long-wave radiation flux

W m-2

average

Qle

121

Latent heat net flux

W m-2

average

Qh

122

Sensible heat net flux

W m-2

average

Qg

155

Heat flux

W m-2

average

Snowf

131

Snow precipitation rate

kg m-2 s-1

average

Rainf

132

Rain precipitation rate

kg m-2 s-1

average

Evap

057

Evapotranspiration

kg m-2 s-1

average

Qs

235

Storm surface runoff

kg m-2 per 3-hour or kg m-2 s-1

accumulation or average

Qsb

234

Baseflow-groundwater runoff

kg m-2 per 3-hour or kg m-2 s-1

accumulation or average

Qsm

099

Snow melt

kg m-2 per 3-hour or kg m-2 s-1 or kg m-2

accumulation or average

AvgSurfT

138

Average Surface Skin temperature

K

instantaneous

Albedo

 

Albedo

%

instantaneous

SWE

065

Snow depth water equivalent

kg m-2

instantaneous

SnowDepth

 

Snow depth

M

instantaneous

SoilMoist[depth]

086

Soil moisture

kg m-2

instantaneous

SoilTMP[depth]

085

Soil temperature

K

instantaneous

PotEvap

 

Potential evaporation rate

W m-2

average

ECanop

 

Canopy water evaporation

W m-2

average

Tveg

 

Transpiration

W m-2

average

ESoil

 

Direct Evaporation from Bare Soil

W m-2

average

RootMoist

 

Root zone soil moisture

kg m-2

instantaneous

CanopInt

071

Plant canopy surface water

kg m-2

instantaneous

 SnowT

 

 Snow surface temperature

 K

average

 Acond

 

 Aerodynamic conductance

 m s-1

average

 TWS

 

 Terrestrial water storage

 mm

average

 GWS

 

 Ground water storage

 mm

average

Wind_f

032

Wind speed

m/s

instantaneous

Rainf_f

 

Total precipitation rate

kg m-2 s-1

instantaneous

Tair_f

011

Temperature

K

instantaneous

Qair_f

051

Specific humidity

kg/kg

instantaneous

Psurf_f

001

Pressure

Pa

instantaneous

SWdown_f

204

Downward   short-wave  radiation

W m-2

average or instantaneous

LWdown_f

205

Downward    long-wave    radiation

W m-2

average or instantaneous

*"_f" indicates forcing variables *Not all variables are available in all LSMs or in GLDAS1