Global Land Data Assimilation System (GLDAS)

“Global Land Data Assimilation System (GLDAS) is a worldwide, high-resolution, offline terrestrial modelling system that integrates satellite and ground-based observations to produce optimum fields of land surface conditions and fluxes in near-real time.” (Masood et al., 2022)


Masood, A., Tariq, M.A.U.R., Hashmi, M.Z.U.R., Waseem, M., Sarwar, M.K., Ali, W., Farooq, R., Almazroui, M., and Ng, A.W.M. “An Overview of Groundwater Monitoring through Point-to Satellite-Based Techniques”. Water, 14, (2022): 565.

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