White paper on the next phases of NLDAS
In September 2017, the NOAA/EMC and NASA/GSFC NLDAS teams published a white paper, which describes the vision, requirements, implementation, and tentative schedules for all LDAS systems at NCEP. This white paper includes details of the next phases of NLDAS, including a truly real-time NLDAS-2.5 as well as a significantly upgraded NCEP Unified LDAS (NULDAS).
Please note that the tentative schedules are already behind and plans in the white paper are likely to be (potentially significantly) modified due to changing directions of NULDAS from NOAA/EMC. Further details on updates plans/schedules will be shared when they become available.