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Livneh daily CONUS near-surface gridded meteorological and derived hydrometeorological data.

 

Brief Description:

Temporal Coverage:

  • Daily means from 1915/01 to 2011/12
  • Monthly means from 1915/01 to 2011/12
  • Daily long term means using 1981/01 to 2010/12
  • Monthly long term means using 1981/01 to 2010/12

Spatial Coverage:

  • .0625 degree latitude x .0625 degree longitude CONUS grid (922x444).
  • 21.21875-52.90625, 235.4688E-293.0312E

Levels:

  • Surface

Update Schedule:

  • None

Download/Plot Data: Flux Variables

Variable Statistic Level Plot/Subset File Download File
Average Radiative Surface Temperature Daily Surface plot trad.yyyy.nc
Average Radiative Surface Temperature Monthly Surface plot trad.mon.mean.nc
Average Radiative Surface Temperature Daily Long Term Mean Surface plot trad.day.ltm.nc
Average Radiative Surface Temperature Monthly Long Term Mean Surface plot trad.mon.ltm.nc
Baseflow Daily Surface plot qsb.yyyy.nc
Baseflow Monthly Surface plot qsb.mon.mean.nc
Baseflow Daily Long Term Mean Surface plot qsb.day.ltm.nc
Baseflow Monthly Long Term Mean Surface plot qsb.mon.ltm.nc
Canopy Water Daily Surface plot wdewyyyy.nc
Canopy Water Monthly Surface plot wdewmon.mean.nc
Canopy Water Daily Long Term Mean Surface plot wdewday.ltm.nc
Canopy Water Monthly Long Term Mean Surface plot wdewday.ltm.nc
Net Downward Radiation Flux Daily Surface plot qle.yyyy.nc
Net Downward Radiation Flux Monthly Surface plot qle.mon.mean.nc
Net Downward Radiation Flux Daily Long Term Mean Surface plot qle.day.ltm.nc
Net Downward Radiation Flux Monthly Long Term Mean Surface plot qle.mon.ltm.nc
Net Heat Flux into Ground Daily Surface plot qg.yyyy.nc
Net Heat Flux into Ground Monthly Surface plot qg.mon.mean.nc
Net Heat Flux into Ground Daily Long Term Mean Surface plot qg.day.ltm.nc
Net Heat Flux into Ground Monthly Long Term Mean Surface plot qg.mon.ltm.nc
Net Upward Latent Heat Flux Daily Surface plot qh.yyyy.nc
Net Upward Latent Heat Flux Monthly Surface plot qh.mon.mean.nc
Net Upward Latent Heat Flux Daily Long Term Mean Surface plot qh.day.ltm.nc
Net Upward Latent Heat Flux Monthly Long Term Mean Surface plot qh.mon.ltm.nc
Net Upward Sensible Heat Flux Daily Surface plot qh.yyyy.nc
Net Upward Sensible Heat Flux Monthly Surface plot qh.mon.mean.nc
Net Upward Sensible Heat Flux Daily Long Term Mean Surface plot qh.day.ltm.nc
Net Upward Sensible Heat Flux Monthly Long Term Mean Surface plot qh.mon.ltm.nc
Snow Water Equivalent Daily Surface plot swe.yyyy.nc
Snow Water Equivalent Monthly Surface plot swe.mon.mean.nc
Snow Water Equivalent Daily Long Term Mean Surface plot swe.day.ltm.nc
Snow Water Equivalent Monthly Long Term Mean Surface plot swe.mon.ltm.nc
Soil Moisture Daily Surface plot soilmoist.yyyy.nc
Soil Moisture Monthly Surface plot soilmoist.mon.mean.nc
Soil Moisture Daily Long Term Mean Surface plot soilmoist.day.ltm.nc
Soil Moisture Monthly Long Term Mean Surface plot soilmoist.mon.ltm.nc
Surface Runoff Daily Surface plot q.yyyy.nc
Surface Runoff Monthly Surface plot q.mon.mean.nc
Surface Runoff Daily Long Term Mean Surface plot q.day.ltm.nc
Surface Runoff Monthly Long Term Mean Surface plot q.mon.ltm.nc
Total Evapotranspiration Daily Surface plot et.yyyy.nc
Total Evapotranspiration Monthly Surface plot et.mon.mean.nc
Total Evapotranspiration Daily Long Term Mean Surface plot et.day.ltm.nc
Total Evapotranspiration Monthly Long Term Mean Surface plot et.mon.ltm.nc

Web Rools:

Usage Restrictions:

  • None

Detailed Description:

  • These meteorological data represent approximately 20,000 NCDC stations across CONUS, (plus a smaller number of Enviro-Can stations for the Canadian portion of the Columbia river) gridded to 211687 points at a 1/16 degree spatial resolution, running from 1 Jan 1915 - 31 Dec 2011.
  • Related Datasets

Caveats:

  • See paper

Related File Naming & Structure Information:

File Names:

  • var.time.stat.nc   (In directory: /Datasets/Datasets/livneh/fluxvars/

Dataset Format and Size:

  • PSD netCDF4-classic NetCDF (annual files) for all files.

Missing Data:

  • There are no missing grids except those outside the CONUS and part of Canada. Grids with no data are stored as 1e+20 for means and -9.96921e+36 for LTMs.

Citation:

  • Livneh B., E.A. Rosenberg, C. Lin, B. Nijssen, V. Mishra, K.M. Andreadis, E.P. Maurer, and D.P. Lettenmaier, 2013: A Long-Term Hydrologically Based Dataset of Land Surface Fluxes and States for the Conterminous United States: Update and Extensions, Journal of Climate, 26, 9384–9392.
  • Please note: If you acquire Livneh data products from PSD, we ask that you acknowledge us in your use of the data. This may be done by including text such as Livneh data provided by the NOAA/OAR/ESRL PSD, Boulder, Colorado, USA, from their Web site at https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/ in any documents or publications using these data. We would also appreciate receiving a copy of the relevant publications. This will help PSD to justify keeping the Livneh data set freely available online in the future. Thank you!

References:

  • Livneh B., E.A. Rosenberg, C. Lin, B. Nijssen, V. Mishra, K.M. Andreadis, E.P. Maurer, and D.P. Lettenmaier, 2013: A Long-Term Hydrologically Based Dataset of Land Surface Fluxes and States for the Conterminous United States: Update and Extensions, Journal of Climate, 26, 9384–9392.

Original Source:

Contact:

  • Physical Sciences Division: Data Management
    NOAA/ESRL/PSD
    325 Broadway
    Boulder, CO 80305-3328
    esrl.psd.data@noaa.gov