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Native Datasets

The Native Model Parameters for LDT

The "Native" model parameters and data sets are obtained from different data providers, including data centers (e.g., NASA's GES DISC), government and university partners (e.g., NOAA websites).

To help users become more familiar with the use of these datasets, several examples are provided in our latest test case suite. These use cases should be helpful in learning how to run LDT and process the "native" parameters onto a target grid and region of interest. 

Some examples of "native" parameters and data include:

  • MODIS-IGBP landcover
  • STATSGO+FAO soil texture
  • SRTM topographic maps (e.g., elevation, slope)
  • and many other model inputs (e.g., different Noah land model versions)