Landuse Contains the global landuse
data for RAMS version 4.3 at 30s, or about 1km resolution. Each file
contains 5x5 degree blocks, with the filename denoting the southwest
corner.The USGS dataset is based on 1-km Advanced Very
High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) data spanning
April 1992 through March 1993. Global set (28.1 MB) VFM Global set (31.8 MB) HDF5
Topography (20km) Contains the global USGS
topography dataset at 10min, or about 20km resolution.
Each file contains 20x20 degree blocks,
with the filename denoting the southwest corner.
Global set (0.5 Mb) VFM
NDVI Contains the global monthly NDVI
data for RAMS at 30s, or about 1km resolution. Each file
contains 10x10 degree blocks, with the filename denoting the southwest
corner. The data were produced by the USGS and are from the
years of 1992-1993. Each monthly file is about 100 MB and
contains the global set for that month. The HEADER file is
required and should be placed in the directory tree at the
same level as the month directories.
HDF5, ONLY FOR RAMS v6 HEADERJan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Microphysics Contains an example
microphysical collection table (with all GNU values == 2).
See the RAMS namelist documentation for details.
If you download individual files for a dataset,
you will need to download the header file
(e.g., ELHEADER is the header file for the topography dataset).
All files (except the micro file) are in the RAMS standard blocked format for input.
The files are compressed with gzip. gunzip the files
before you use them.
Any missing file in the global datasets indicates that all of the area that
would be contained in that file is covered by ocean - and as this is assumed
by the model there is no need to have these redundant files in the datasets.