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It is the latent heat flux  associated with snow phase changes.

Latent heat is the energy required to change a substance from one state to another at constant temperature. When a substance changes from one state to another, latent heat is added or released in the process.


  1. Water cycle
  2. Energy cycle
  3. Weather forecast
  4. Climate prediction model

GES DISC Datasets

To access products that have a specific parameter click on the corresponding 'data access' links in the table below.

Parameter Units Platform /Instrument Data
Begin Date End Date Access Doc
Snow phase-change heat flux W/m^2 NLDAS Model 1979 present ftp Y

Other sources for data

  1. NLDAS


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