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Spatial-temporal statistics of monthly precipitation data from the NLDAS model (1979-2013)

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Created: Jan 24, 2017 at 11:48 a.m.
Last updated: Jan 29, 2017 at 8:22 p.m.
DOI: 10.4211/hs.fc00c8eaa0944a4a98ea2ddbfe54320e
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The data set contains the monthly statistics for the APCPsfc variable (precipitation total) of the North American Land Data Assimilation System Version 2 (NLDAS-2) model. The period of analysis is from 1979-01-02 to 2013-12-31. The statistics for each calendar month are the mean, standard deviation, minimum, maximum, and percentiles in 0.05 interval. The data set also includes a p-value per calendar month of the Kolmogorov-Smirnov (KS) test. The p-value of the KS test shows if the computed empirical cumulative distribution function (CDF) comes from a fitted gamma distribution

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Coordinate System/Geographic Projection:
WGS 84 EPSG:4326
Coordinate Units:
Decimal degrees
North Latitude
East Longitude
South Latitude
West Longitude


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Derived From: NLDAS-2

Related Resources

This resource cites: Espinoza-Dávalos, G. E. (2016). Large-scale statistical analysis of NLDAS variables and hydrologic web applications. The University of Texas at Austin. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2152/39608
This resource cites: Espinoza-Dávalos, G. E., Arctur, D. K., Teng, W., Maidment, D. R., García-Martí, I., & Comair, G. (2016). Studying soil moisture at a national level through statistical analysis of NASA NLDAS data. Journal of Hydroinformatics, 18(2), 277–287. http://doi.org/10.2166/hydro.2015.231


Funding Agencies

This resource was created using funding from the following sources:
Agency Name Award Title Award Number
Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)
NASA ROSES NNH11ZDA001N-ACCESS: Bridging the Digital Divide

How to Cite

Espinoza-Dávalos, G., D. Maidment, D. Arctur, W. Teng, G. Comair (2017). Spatial-temporal statistics of monthly precipitation data from the NLDAS model (1979-2013), HydroShare, https://doi.org/10.4211/hs.fc00c8eaa0944a4a98ea2ddbfe54320e

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