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TOTAL CANOPY WATER STORAGE

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Definition

Total canopy water storage is the maximum amount of water that a vegetation canopy can hold, beyond which additional water starts to drip off. It is usually expressed by the mass of water storage per unit leaf area. It is an important factor in analyzing surface hydrological dynamics.

Applications

  1. Evaporation and runoff modeling
  2. Water 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
Total Canopy Water Storage kg/m^2/s GLDAS Model 1979 present ftp Y

Other sources for data

  1. GLDAS
  2. IGES/GSWP

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