TELLUS GLDAS LAND WATER CONTENT IMAGES

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TELLUS GLDAS LAND WATER CONTENT IMAGES
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DOI10.5067/TEGLD-MGI01
Short NameTELLUS_GLDAS_MONTHLY_GIF
DescriptionThe land water content data used to create this images were generated from The Global Land Data Assimilation System (GLDAS). GLDAS outputs land water content by using numerous land surface models and data assimilation. For more information on GLDAS please visit http://grace.jpl.nasa.gov/data/get-data/land-water-content/. The images are available on monthly 1 degree grids in GIF format. This total water content is directly comparable to what the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) measures over land. The Greenland values should NOT be used, the model is not valid there. The twin satellites GRACE, launched in March of 2002, are making detailed monthly measurements of Earth's gravity field changes. These observations can detect regional mass changes of Earth's water reservoirs over land, ice and oceans. GRACE measures gravity variations by relating it to the distance variations between the two satellites, which fly in the same orbit, separated by about 240 km at an altitude of ~450 km.
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Citation GLDAS. 2010. TELLUS GLDAS LAND WATER CONTENT IMAGES. Ver. 1. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/TEGLD-MGI01.

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Journal Reference Rodell M, P. R. Houser, U. Jambor, J. Gottschalck, K. Mitchell, C.-J. Meng, K. Arsenault, B. Cosgrove, J. Radakovich, M. Bosilovich, J. K. Entin, J. P. Walker, D. Lohmann, and D. Toll (2004) : The Global Land Data Assimilation System. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, vol 85 (3), pp 381-394.