Common Modeler Issues

Time Zone(s)

The TimeStamps from the NLDAS Forcing is stored based on the NLDAS forcing file.  For example, the first grib file below is stored as 1979, January Month, 15th day at midnight and so on .... It is up to the modeler and/or programmer to translate the time stamps to their watershed timezones as many watersheds are in two time zones. For a relevant example, see Shortwave Radiation.

Downloaded NLDAS files