NLDAS Papers

Primary NLDAS publications

NLDAS-2:

Date Author(s) Journal Topic
2012 Xia et al. J. Geophys. Res. Continental-scale water and energy flux analysis and validation for NLDAS-2. Part 1: Intercomparison and application of model products
2012 Xia et al. J. Geophys. Res. Continental-scale water and energy flux analysis and validation for NLDAS-2. Part 2: Validation of model-simulated streamflow

NLDAS-1:

Date Author(s) Journal Topic
2004 Mitchell et al. JGR Atmospheres NLDAS-1 Project Overview
2003 Cosgrove et al. JGR Atmospheres NLDAS-1 Forcing Overview

LDAS White Paper for next phases of NLDAS


Date Author(s) Title
10 Sep 2017 Ek, Peters-Lidard, Xia, Mocko, Meng, Kumar, Wei, Dong, Getirana, and Wang Next Phase of the NCEP Unified Land Data Assimilation System (NULDAS): Vision, Requirements, and Implementation

Additional NLDAS publications


Date Author(s) Journal Topic
2017 Ferguson and Mocko J. Hydrometeorology Diagnosing an artificial trend in NLDAS-2 afternoon precipitation
2017 Xia et al. J. Hydrometeorology Comparison and assessment of three advanced LSMs in simulating terrestrial water storage components over the U.S.
2016 Kumar et al. J. Hydrometeorology Assimilation of gridded GRACE terrestrial water storage estimates in NLDAS
2016 Nearing et al. J. Hydrometeorology Benchmarking NLDAS-2 soil moisture and evapotranspiration to separate uncertainty contributions
2016 Xia et al. JGR Atmospheres Basin-scale assessment of the land surface water budget in the NCEP operational and research NLDAS-2 systems
2016 Xia et al. JGR Atmospheres Basin-scale assessment of the land surface energy budget in the NCEP operational and research NLDAS-2 systems
2016 Koch et al. JGR Atmospheres Spatial validation of NLDAS-2 LSMs against monthly LST patterns using innovative performance metrics
2016 Hao et al. J. Hydrology Application of NLDAS products to probabilistic drought monitoring
2016 Hao et al. J. Applied Meteor. and Climatol. A statistical method for categorical drought prediction based on NLDAS-2
2016 Santanello et al. J. Hydrometeorology Impact of soil moisture assimilation on land surface model spinup and coupled land-atmosphere prediction
2016 Lawston et al. J. Hydrometeorology Impact of irrigation methods on land surface model spinup and initialization of WRF forecasts
2016 Song et al. J. Hydrometeorology Land-atmosphere coupling at the SGP ARM field site and its role in anomalous afternoon peak precipitation
2016 Hobbins et al. J. Hydrometeorology The Evaporative Demand Drought Index. Part I: Linking drought evolution to variations in evaporative demand
2016 McEvoy et al. J. Hydrometeorology The Evaporative Demand Drought Index. Part II: CONUS-wide assessment against common drought indicators
2016 Slater J. Hydrometeorology Surface solar radiation in North America: A comparison of observations, reanalyses, satellite, and derived products
2015 Kumar et al. J. Hydrometeorology Quantifying the added value of snow cover area observations in passive microwave snow depth data assimilation
2015 Liu et al. Water Resources Research Blending satellite-based snow depth products with in situ observations for streamflow predictions in the Upper Colorado River Basin
2015 Sun et al. JGR Biogeosciences Drought onset mechanisms revealed by satellite solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence: Insights from two contrasting extreme events
2015 Bohn and Vivoni Water Resources Research Process-based characterization of evapotranspiration sources over the North American monsoon region
2015 Xia et al. J. Hydrometeorology Comparison of NLDAS-2 simulated and NASMD observed daily soil moisture. Part I: Comparison and analysis
2015 Xia et al. J. Hydrometeorology Comparison of NLDAS-2 simulated and NASMD observed daily soil moisture. Part II: Impact of soil texture classification and vegetation type mismatches
2015 Xia et al. J. Appl. Meteor. and Climo. Automated quality control of in situ soil moisture from the North American Soil Moisture Database using NLDAS-2 products
2015 Zhuo et al. Water Resources Management Appraisal of NLDAS-2 multi-model simulated soil moistures for hydrological modelling
2014 Cai et al. JGR Atmospheres Assessment of simulated water balance from Noah, Noah-MP, CLM, and VIC over CONUS using the NLDAS test bed
2014 Kumar et al. J. Hydrometeorology - Drought Task Force special collection Assimilation of remotely sensed soil moisture and snow depth retrievals for drought estimation
2014 Xia et al. J. Hydrometeorology - Drought Task Force special collection Uncertainties, correlations, and optimal blends of drought indices from NLDAS
2014 Xia et al. JGR Atmospheres Application of USDM statistics in NLDAS-2: Optimal blended NLDAS drought index over CONUS
2014 Matsui and Mocko Chapter in Encyclopedia of Natural Resources - Land - Volume I Transpiration and physical evaporation: Regional and seasonal variability over the conterminous United States
2014 Lewis et al. J. Hydrology Comparison of the NLDAS weather forcing model to agrometeorological measurements in the western United States
2014 Xia et al. Hydrological Processes Evaluation of NLDAS-2 evapotranspiration against tower flux site observations
2014 Long et al. Water Resources Research Uncertainty in evapotranspiration from land surface modeling, remote sensing, and GRACE satellites
2014 Chew and Small Geophysical Research Letters Terrestrial water storage response to the 2012 drought estimated from GPS vertical position anomalies
2014 Xia et al. J. Hydrology Evaluation of multi-model simulated soil moisture in NLDAS-2
2014 Xia et al. Hydrological Processes Improved NLDAS-2 Noah-simulated hydrometeorological products with an interim run
2013 Anderson et al. J. Hydrometeorology An intercomparison of drought indicators based on thermal remote sensing and NLDAS-2 simulations with U.S. Drought Monitor classifications
2013 Xia et al. Chapter in Land Surface Observation, Modeling,
and Data Assimilation
Overview of the North American Land Data Assimilation System (NLDAS)
2013 Kovalskyy et al. JGR Atmospheres Evaluation of a coupled event-driven phenology and evapotranspiration model for croplands in the United States northern Great Plains
2013 Long et al. GRL GRACE satellite monitoring of 2011 Texas drought
2013 Xia et al. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol. Validation of Noah-simulated soil temperature in NLDAS-2
2013 Wei et al. Hydrological Processes Improvement of the Noah land surface model for warm season processes
2012 Xia et al. Hydrological Processes Comparative analysis of relationships between NLDAS-2 forcings and model outputs
2012 Mo et al. J. Hydrometeorology Uncertainties in North American Land Data Assimilation Systems over the contiguous United States
2012 Robles-Morua et al. J. Hydrometeorology Distributed hydrologic modeling in northwest Mexico reveals the links between runoff mechanisms and evapotranspiration
2011 Peters-Lidard et al. Hydrological Processes Estimating evapotranspiration with land data assimilation systems
2011 Ek et al. GEWEX NEWS North American Land Data Assimilation System Phase 2 (NLDAS-2): Development and applications
2011 Wang et al. Water Resources Research How much improvement can precipitation data fusion achieve with a multiscale Kalman Smoother-based framework?
2011 Mo et al. J. Hydrometeorology Drought indices based on the Climate Forecast System Reanalysis and ensemble NLDAS
2010 Matsui et al. GRL NLDAS-2 diurnal cycle of precipitation
2010 Sun et al. GRL Aquifer storage using GRACE, in situ data, and NLDAS-2 data
2010 Livneh et al. J. Hydrometeorology Noah LSM snow model diagnostics and enhancements
2010 Nigro et al. J. Environmental Quality Using NLDAS to improve USEPA nonpoint source water quality modeling for the Chesapeake Bay
2010 Lee et al. J. Hydrology Assessing hydrologic performance of the EPA nonpoint source water quality assessment decision support tool using NLDAS products
2010 Nan et al. IEEE J. of Applied Earth Obs. and Remote Sensing Analysis of spatial similarities between NEXRAD and NLDAS precipitation
2008 Troy et al. Water Resources Research An efficient calibration method for continental-scale land surface modeling (VIC)
2003 Luo et al. JGR Atmospheres NLDAS-1 Forcing Validation
2003 Pinker et al. JGR Atmospheres NLDAS-1 Surface Radiation Budget
2004 Lohmann et al. JGR Atmospheres NLDAS-1 Streamflow
2003 Robock et al. JGR Atmospheres NLDAS-1 Output Validation
2004 Schaake et al. JGR Atmospheres NLDAS-1 Soil Moisture Intercomparison
2003 Sheffield et al. JGR Atmospheres NLDAS-1 Snow Modeling Part 1, snow cover
2003 Pan et al. JGR Atmospheres NLDAS-1 Snow Modeling Part 2, snow water equivalent
2003 Cosgrove et al. JGR Atmospheres NLDAS-1 Model Spinup

Paper Citations

Mitchell, K.E., D. Lohmann, P.R. Houser, E.F. Wood, J.C. Schaake, A. Robock, B.A. Cosgrove, J. Sheffield, Q. Duan, L. Luo, R.W. Higgins, R.T. Pinker, J.D. Tarpley, D.P. Lettenmaier, C.H. Marshall, J.K. Entin, M. Pan, W. Shi, V. Koren, J. Meng, B. H. Ramsay, and A.A. Bailey (2004), The multi-institution North American Land Data Assimilation System (NLDAS): Utilizing multiple GCIP products and partners in a continental distributed hydrological modeling system, J. Geophys. Res., 109, D07S90, doi:10.1029/2003JD003823.

Cosgrove, B.A., D. Lohmann, K.E. Mitchell, P.R. Houser, E.F. Wood, J. Schaake, A. Robock, C. Marshall, J. Sheffield, L. Luo, Q. Duan, R.T. Pinker, J.D. Tarpley, R.W. Higgins, and J. Meng (2003), Real-time and retrospective forcing in the North American Land Data Assimilation System (NLDAS) project, J. Geophys. Res., 108(D22), 8842, doi:10.1029/2002JD003118.

Luo, L., A. Robock, K.E. Mitchell, P.R. Houser, E.F. Wood, J.C. Schaake, D. Lohmann, B.A. Cosgrove, F. Wen, J. Sheffield, Q. Duan, R.W. Higgins, R.T. Pinker, and J.D. Tarpley (2003), Validation of the North American Land Data Assimilation System (NLDAS) retrospective forcing over the southern Great Plains, J. Geophys. Res., 108(D22), 8843, doi:10.1029/2002JD003246.

Pinker, R.T., J.D. Tarpley, I. Laszlo, K.E. Mitchell, P.R. Houser, E.F. Wood, J.C. Schaake, A. Robock, D. Lohmann, B.A. Cosgrove, J. Sheffield, Q. Duan, L. Luo, and R.W. Higgins (2003), Surface radiation budgets in support of the GEWEX Continental-Scale International Project (GCIP) and the GEWEX Americas Prediction Project (GAPP), including the North American Land Data Assimilation System (NLDAS) project, J. Geophys. Res., 108(D22), 8844, doi:10.1029/2002JD003301.

Lohmann, D., K.E. Mitchell, P.R. Houser, E.F. Wood, J.C. Schaake, A. Robock, B.A. Cosgrove, J. Sheffield, Q. Duan, L. Luo, W. Higgins, R.T. Pinker, and J.D. Tarpley (2004), Streamflow and water balance intercomparisons of four land surface models in the North American Land Data Assimilation System project, J. Geophys. Res., 109, D07S91, doi:10.1029/2003JD003517.

Robock, A., L. Luo, E.F. Wood, F. Wen, K.E. Mitchell, P.R. Houser, J.C. Schaake, D. Lohmann, B. Cosgrove, J. Sheffield, Q. Duan, R.W. Higgins, R.T. Pinker, J.D. Tarpley, J.B. Basara, and K.C. Crawford (2003), Evaluation of the North American Land Data Assimilation System over the southern Great Plains during the warm season, J. Geophys. Res., 108(D22), 8846, doi:10.1029/2002JD003245.

Schaake, J.C., Q. Duan, V. Koren, K.E. Mitchell, P.R. Houser, E.F. Wood, A. Robock, D.P. Lettenmaier, D. Lohmann, B.A. Cosgrove, J. Sheffield, L. Luo, R.W. Higgins, R.T. Pinker, and J.D. Tarpley (2004), An intercomparison of soil moisture fields in the North American Land Data Assimilation System (NLDAS), J. Geophys. Res., 109, D01S90, doi:10.1029/2002JD003309.

Sheffield, J., M. Pan, E.F. Wood, K.E. Mitchell, P.R. Houser, J.C. Schaake, A. Robock, D. Lohmann, B. Cosgrove, Q. Duan, L. Luo, R.W. Higgins, R.T. Pinker, J. Dan Tarpley, and B.H. Ramsay (2003), Snow process modeling in the North American Land Data Assimilation System (NLDAS): 1. Evaluation of model-simulated snow cover extent, J. Geophys. Res., 108(D22), 8849, doi:10.1029/2002JD003274.

Pan, M., P. Ming, J. Sheffield, E.F. Wood, K.E. Mitchell, P.R. Houser, J.C. Schaake, A. Robock, D. Lohmann, B. Cosgrove, Q. Duan, L. Luo, R.W. Higgins, R.T. Pinker, and J.D. Tarpley (2003), Snow process modeling in the North American Land Data Assimilation System (NLDAS): 2. Evaluation of model simulated snow water equivalent, J. Geophys. Res., 108(D22), 8850, doi:10.1029/2003JD003994.

Cosgrove, B.A., D. Lohmann, K.E. Mitchell, P.R. Houser, E.F. Wood, J.C. Schaake, A. Robock, J. Sheffield, Q. Duan, L. Luo, R.W. Higgins, R.T. Pinker, and J.D. Tarpley (2003), Land surface model spin-up behavior in the North American Land Data Assimilation System (NLDAS), J. Geophys. Res., 108(D22), 8845, doi:10.1029/2002JD00331603.