Data Set ID: 
HMA_DM_6H

High Mountain Asia 1 km 6-hourly Downscaled Meteorological Data 2003 to 2018, Version 1

This data set provides downscaled six-hourly atmospheric forcings from European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) and Climate Hazards Group InfraRed Precipitation with Station data (CHIRPS) precipitation from 2003 to 2019 at a spatial resolution of ~1km across High Mountain Asia.

This is the most recent version of these data.

Version Summary: 

Initial release

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Data: Data integrity and usability verified

Documentation: Key metadata and user guide available

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Parameter(s):
  • ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
  • ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > DEW POINT TEMPERATURE
  • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > LONGWAVE RADIATION > DOWNWELLING LONGWAVE RADIATION
  • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SHORTWAVE RADIATION > DOWNWELLING SHORTWAVE RADIATION
  • ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS > HUMIDITY > RELATIVE HUMIDITY
  • ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS > HUMIDITY > SPECIFIC HUMIDITY
  • ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SURFACE PRESSURE
  • PRECIPITATION > TOTAL SURFACE PRECIPITATION RATE
  • ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND SPEED
Data Format(s):
  • NetCDF
  • GeoTIFF
Spatial Coverage:
N: 48.5, 
S: 12.95, 
E: 102.59, 
W: 56.94
Platform(s):CHIRPS, ECMWF
Spatial Resolution:
  • 0.01 deg x 0.01 deg
Sensor(s):NOT APPLICABLE
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 2003 to 31 December 2018
Version(s):V1
Temporal Resolution6 hourMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Xue, Y., P. Houser, V. Maggioni, and Y. Mei.

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As a condition of using these data, you must cite the use of this data set using the following citation. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Xue, Y., P. Houser, V. Maggioni, and Y. Mei. 2021. High Mountain Asia 1 km 6-hourly Downscaled Meteorological Data 2003 to 2018, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.5067/CRN0E7YPPFGY. [Date Accessed].

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