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NEAR SURFACE SPECIFIC HUMIDITY

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Definition

Near surface specific humidity is the ratio of the mass of water vapor within a given mass of air near the Earth’s surface. It is usually expressed in weight of the water vapor per unit weight of the air at specified temperature.

Applications

  1. Environmental issues
  2. Weather forecast
  3. 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 Specific Humidity Kg/Kg GLDAS Model 1979 present ftp Y
2-m above ground Specific humidity  Kg/Kg NLDAS Model 1979 present ftp Y

Other sources for data

  1. LDAS
  2. NCDC
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