There will be three main types of data sets in GSWP-2:
Model input data sets-
These are the global 1° grids of land surface parameters and meteorological
forcing data used to specify initial conditions and boundary conditions (forcing)
for the participating land surface schemes. Documentation of the forcing data is available as COLA Technical Report #159.
Model output data sets - These are the 1° grids of land surface
state variables and fluxes that are the product of the land surface schemes.
There will be a multi-model analysis product blending the results of
all participating models, as well as specific data from inidividual models.
Evaluation data sets - These are independent in situ and remote sensing observations used for local, regional or large-scale evaluation of the models.