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FLDAS - Central Asia

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) Land Data Assimilation System (FLDAS) Central Asia model (FLDAS-Central Asia, McNally et al. 2022) is run in near real-time (with ~1-day latency), producing daily output at 0.01° spatial resolution over the Central Asia domain (30 to 100°E, 21 to 56°N). FLDAS-Central Asia uses the Noah-MP (version 4.0.1) land surface model within the NASA Land Information System (LIS). FLDAS-Central Asia runs are forced by the GDAS meteorological data. Model outputs are available from October 1, 2000 to present from the NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC). Datasets and additional products are available on the USGS FEWS NET Data Portal. The most recent FLDAS-Central Asia Noah-MP model outputs are shown below, along with observational datasets. Indices (e.g., anomalies, percentiles) are calculated relative to October 1, 2000-September 30, 2022 climatology. Please refer to this document and the FLDAS Model Specification webpage for additional details on the FLDAS-Central Asia system.

Production of the FLDAS-Central Asia Noah 3.6 dataset (GES DISC data product FLDAS_NOAH001_G_CA_D) will end on October 1, 2023 and the dataset will be decommissioned in March 2024. We recommend users transition to the FLDAS2 Noah-MP Central Asia dataset (GES DISC data product FLDAS_NOAHMP001_G_CA_D).

Snow Cover Fraction from land surface model Noah-MP & MODIS TERRA
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NOAHMP Snow Cover Fraction

MODIS-TERRA Snow Cover Fraction


Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) for 2 Water Years


Asia Plots

Rootzone Soil Moisture Percentiles for 2 Water Years based on climatology WY2001-WY2022



Rootzone Soil Moisture Percentile

Rootzone Soil Moisture Percentile


Soil Moisture, Snow Water Equivalent, and Surface Temperature anomalies based on climatology WY2001-WY2022
Regional average of Snow Water Equivalent, Snowfall and Rainfall with climatology for Afghanistan
Surface Temperature, Snow Water Equivalent, Snow Depth and Rainfall for the entire Central Asia domain

NOAHMP ST, SWE, Snow Cover Fraction, and Rainfall Rate