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NEAR SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE

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Definition

Near surface air temperature is a measurement of the average kinetic energy of the air near the surface of the Earth.

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Applications

  1. Environmental issues
  2. Agriculture issues
  3. Water cycle
  4. Energy cycle
  5. Weather forecast
  6. Global climate change

GES DISC Datasets

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

Parameter Units Platform /Instrument Data
Begin Date End Date Access Doc
Near Surface Air Temperature K GLDAS Model 1979 present ftp Y
2-m above ground Temperature  K NLDAS Model 1979 present ftp Y

Other sources for data

  1. LDAS
  2. GISTEMP
  3. NOAA/NCDC
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