Time-variant Datasets

For access to all datasets, please click here to be directed to Duke University Libraries.

Details about the data format and reading programs are provided here.

  • Precipitation: includes hourly precipitation extracted and generated from StageIV and TRMM 3B42 products.

  • Atmospheric Forcing Datasets: includes air temperature, air pressure, specific humidity, wind speed, incoming shortwave and longwave radiation extracted from NARR and adjusted for elevation and topographic effects.

  • Landscape Attributes Datasets: includes land surface broadband emissivity and albedo, leaf area index and fractional vegetation coverage extracted/derived from MODIS products and temporally filtered for cloud contamination.

All the time-variant datasets are provided in binary files. Please click here for the description of data format and sample codes for reading the binary files.