FEWSNET Global LIS7 Runs
Global LIS7 simulations are using NOAH3.6 Land Surface Model (LSM) with 10km resolution. LSM is run from 1982-present. Model domain latitudinal extent is 60S to 90N and logitudinal extent is -180o to +180o. These runs are forced with Chirps precipitation and MERRA2 atmospheric forcing. The spatial extent of CHIRPS rainfall inputs is 50°S-50°N (Funk et al. 2015). For regions north and south of CHIRPS domain FLDAS uses MERRA-2 precipitation inputs. Comparisons with observation data sets SMAP-L3 soil moisture and IMERG precipitation are shown. Other LIS model simulations from GLDAS and NLDAS (CONUS domain) are also shown for evaluation. Click here for model specifications. Additional runs are performed with preliminary CHIRPS rain forcing product combined with GDAS atmospheric forcing. More information of FEWSNET Global runs can be found here.