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NLDAS Forcing NetCDF using CAMELS datasets from 1980 to 2018

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Created: Nov 04, 2020 at 8:57 p.m.
Last updated: May 27, 2021 at 10:09 p.m.
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This resource was created using CAMELS ( `TIME SERIES NLDAS forced model output` from 1980 to 2018.
The original NLDAS (North American Land Data Assimilation System) hourly forcing data was created by NOAA by 0.125 x 0.125 degree grid.
Through creating CAMELS datasets, hourly forcing data were reaggregated to 671 basins in the USA.
In this study, we merged all CAMELS forcing data into one NetCDF file to take advantage of OPeNDAP ( in HydroShare.
Currently, using SUMMA CAMELS notebooks (, we can extract forcing data to simulate SUMMA in the particular basins in 671 basins of CAMELS datasets.

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Coordinate System/Geographic Projection:
WGS 84 EPSG:4326
Coordinate Units:
Decimal degrees
North Latitude
East Longitude
South Latitude
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Hydrologic Model Sensitivity to Temporal Disaggregation of Meteorological Forcing Data across CONUS Bart Nijssen · Andrew Bennett · Ashley Van Beusekom · Young-Don Choi · Iman Maghami · Zhiyu/Drew Li · Jonathan Goodall  Public &  Shareable Open Access

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Mizukami, N., A. Wood (2021). NLDAS Forcing NetCDF using CAMELS datasets from 1980 to 2018, HydroShare,

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