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Ground heat flux is the process where heat energy is transferred from the Earth’s surface to the subsurface of the Earth via conduction. It is an important component of the Earth’s surface energy budget. Ground heat flux can be presented by the amount of heat transmitted per unit of area per unit of time.


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GES DISC Datasets

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Parameter Units Platform /Instrument Data
Begin Date End Date Access Doc
Ground Heat Flux W/m2 GLDAS Model 1979 present ftp Y
Ground Heat  Flux W/m^2 NLDAS Model 1979 present ftp Y

Other sources for data

  1. LDAS
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