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Afghanistan Snow Water Equivalent (Dam Location) Overview

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Afghanistan Snow Water Equivalent (Dam Location)

Snow modeling for FEWS NET was developed and originally implemented by the NOAA National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center (NOHRSC), using a spatially distributed land surface model (LSM) operating within the Land Information System (LIS) software framework. LIS was developed to provide a means for high-performance land surface modeling utilizing multiple potential forcings (Kumar et al, 2006). SWE data are currently processed for FEWS NET at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) using the NOAH version 3.2 LSM. This model simulates important biogeophysical, hydrological, and energy balance processes that occur at the surface, offering a physically-based approach to snow modeling.