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Soil Moisture

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Definition

Surface soil moisture (g cm -3 ), the soil moisture in the top few millimeters of soil, averaged over the retrieval footprint.
Soil Water Content: The water lost from soil upon drying to constant mass at 105 degrees Celcius; expressed either as the mass of water per unit mass of dry soil or as the volume of water per unit bulk volume of soil. For GCMD purpose, this also includes all measurements related to soil water, such as capacity, potential, and pressure, etc.

Applications

1. General circulation model

Spectrum

microwave (6.925-89.0 GHz)

Platforms and Sensors


Platform Sensor
EOS-Aqua AMSR-E
RadarSAT SAR

Other sources for data

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Last updated: Oct 13, 2009 01:32 PM ET
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