A 53-Year 5x5 km Resolution China Dataset of Meteorological Forcings for Land Surface ModelingIntroduction
The dataset of land surface forcing field for China Mainland, in the period of 1958 to 2010*, is provided.
The dataset consists of 7 components: near-surface air temperature, near surface air pressure, near surface relative humility, wind speed, rainfall rate, downward longwave radiation and downward shortwave radiation.
The temporal-spatial resolution of this dataset is 3hr and 5km.
The documentation for this dataset can be downloaded here, including readme, geographic_information for the products, technical_details for the method we use and the analysis of the results, and format-conversion program by Visual FORTRAN 6.5.
*Because of the limitation of the storage of our current system, we only provide the data for 2000 to 2010, and we will upload the rest as soon as possible.
The dataset in compressed format can be downloaded in the following table.
Li, T., X. Zheng, C. Yang, Y. Dai, Z. Chen, S. Zhang, G. Wu, Z. Wang, and C. Huang, 2013: Using Spline and Residual Kriging to Merge Observational and Reanalysis Data for Mapping near Surface Air Temperature, Pressure and Humidity in China Mainland. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology.
Huang, C., X. Zheng, A. Tait, Y. Dai, Z. Chen, T.Li and Z. Wang, 2013: On using smoothing spline and residual correction to fuse rain gauge observations and remote sensing data. Journal of Hydrology.Acknowledgement
This work was supported by the Natural Science Foundation of China (under grants 40875062, and 40975062), the R&D Special Fund for Nonprofit Industry (Meteorology, GYHY201206013, and GYHY201206008) and National high-tech R&D Program of China (2009AA122104).Help
If you have any questions when using the forcing field dataset, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.