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Sensible heat flux is the process where heat energy is transferred from the Earth’s surface to the atmosphere by conduction and convection. The heat energy then can move horizontally by atmospheric circulation. Sensible heat flux can be expressed by the amount of heat transmitted per unit of area per unit of time.


  1. Water cycle
  2. Energy cycle
  3. Weather forecast
  4. Global climate change

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
Sensible Heat Flux W/m2 GLDAS Model 1979 present ftp Y
Sensible Heat Flux W/m^2 NLDAS Model 1979 present ftp Y

Other sources for data

  1. LDAS
  2. ARM
  3. GSFC
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