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Dataset

 

ESA Soil Moisture Climate Change Initiative (Soil_Moisture_cci): 'Active' Product, Version 03.2

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Superseded
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2017-06-28
Download Stats: last 12 months

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Abstract

The Soil Moisture CCI 'Active' dataset is one of the three datasets created as part of the European Space Agency's (ESA) Soil Moisture Essential Climate Variable (ECV) CCI project. The product has been created by fusing scatterometer soil moisture products, derived from the instruments AMI-WS and ASCAT. 'Passive' and 'Combined' products have also been created. The 'Passive' product is a fusion of radiometer data acquired by the SMMR, SSM/I, TMI, AMSR-E, WindSat, AMSR2,. and SMOS satellite instruments. The 'Combined Product' is then a blended product based on the former two data sets.

The v03.2 Active product, provided as global daily images in NetCDF-4 classic file format, presents a global coverage of surface soil moisture at a spatial resolution of 0.25 degrees. It covers the period 1991-08-05 to 2015-12-31 and is expressed in percent of saturation [%]. For information regarding the theoretical and algorithmic base of the product, please see the Algorithm Theoretical Baseline Document. Other additional reference documents and information relating to the dataset can also be found on the CCI Soil Moisture project web site or within the Product Specification Document.

The data set should be cited using all three of the following references:
1. Dorigo, W.A., Wagner, W., Albergel, C., Albrecht, F., Balsamo, G., Brocca, L., Chung, D., Ertl, M., Forkel, M., Gruber, A., Haas, E., Hamer, D. P. Hirschi, M., Ikonen, J., De Jeu, R. Kidd, R. Lahoz, W., Liu, Y.Y., Miralles, D., Lecomte, P. (2017). ESA CCI Soil Moisture for improved Earth system understanding: State-of-the art and future directions. In Remote Sensing of Environment, 2017, ISSN 0034-4257, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2017.07.001

2. Gruber, A., Dorigo, W. A., Crow, W., Wagner W. (2017). Triple Collocation-Based Merging of Satellite Soil Moisture Retrievals. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. PP. 1-13. 10.1109/TGRS.2017.2734070

3. Liu, Y.Y., Dorigo, W.A., Parinussa, R.M., de Jeu, R.A.M. , Wagner, W., McCabe, M.F., Evans, J.P., van Dijk, A.I.J.M. (2012). Trend-preserving blending of passive and active microwave soil moisture retrievals, Remote Sensing of Environment, 123, 280-297, doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2012.03.014

Citable as:  Dorigo, W.; Wagner, W.; Gruber, A.; Scanlon, T.; Hahn, S.; Kidd, R.; Paulik, C.; Reimer, C.; Van der Schalie, R.; De Jeu, R. (2017): ESA Soil Moisture Climate Change Initiative (Soil_Moisture_cci): 'Active' Product, Version 03.2. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/c657ee46354d480b8cf668addf0b43f2
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: ESA, Soil Moisture, CCI, Active

Details

Previous Info:

2018-06-29 This dataset forms part of the CCI Soil Moisture v03.2 dataset collection (doi:10.5285/d2eea061026240eb8a2f9cc64a691338. http:/… Show More 2018-06-29 This dataset forms part of the CCI Soil Moisture v03.2 dataset collection (doi:10.5285/d2eea061026240eb8a2f9cc64a691338. http://dx.doi.org/10.5285/d2eea061026240eb8a2f9cc64a691338 ) Show Less

Previously used record identifiers:
No related previous identifiers.
Access rules:
Public data: access to these data is available to both registered and non-registered users.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: http://artefacts.ceda.ac.uk/licences/specific_licences/esacci_soilmoisture_terms_and_conditions.pdf. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data were processed by the ESA CCI Soil Moisture project team and transferred to CEDA for the ESA CCI Open Data Portal Project.
This dataset forms part of the CCI Soil Moisture v03.2 dataset collection (doi:10.5285/d2eea061026240eb8a2f9cc64a691338. http://dx.doi.org/10.5285/d2eea061026240eb8a2f9cc64a691338 )

Data Quality:
as supplied by the Soil Moisture CCI team
File Format:
Data are in NetCDF format

Related Documents

 Wagner, 2012: FUSION OF ACTIVE AND PASSIVE MICROWAVE OBSERVATIONS TO CREATE AN ESSENTIAL CLIMATE VARIABLE DATA RECORD ON SOIL MOISTURE
 Liu et al., 2011 Developing an improved soil moisture dataset by blending passive and active microwave satellite-based retrievals
 Product User Guide
 Algorithm Theoretical Baseline Document (ATBD) D2.1 Version 03.2 Executive Summary
 ECV Soil Moisture Product Specification Document version 2.5
 Gruber, A., Dorigo, W. A., Crow, W., Wagner W. (2017). Triple Collocation-Based Merging of Satellite Soil Moisture Retrievals. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. PP. 1-13. 10.1109/TGRS.2017.2734070
 Liu, Y.Y., Dorigo, W.A., Parinussa, R.M., de Jeu, R.A.M. , Wagner, W., McCabe, M.F., Evans, J.P., van Dijk, A.I.J.M. (2012). Trend-preserving blending of passive and active microwave soil moisture retrievals, Remote Sensing of Environment, 123, 280-297, doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2012.03.014
 Algorithm Theoretical Baseline Document (ATBD) D2.1 Version 03.2 Active Soil Moisture Retrievals
 Dorigo, W.A., Wagner, W., Albergel, C., Albrecht, F., Balsamo, G., Brocca, L., Chung, D., Ertl, M., Forkel, M., Gruber, A., Haas, E., Hamer, D. P. Hirschi, M., Ikonen, J., De Jeu, R. Kidd, R. Lahoz, W., Liu, Y.Y., Miralles, D., Lecomte, P. (2017). ESA CCI Soil Moisture for improved Earth system understanding: State-of-the art and future directions. In Remote Sensing of Environment, 2017, ISSN 0034-4257, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2017.07.001
 ESA CCI Soil Moisture project website
 ESA Climate Change Initiative website

Process overview

  • long_name: Day / Night Flag
  • var_id: dnflag
  • names: Day / Night Flag
  • var_id: flag
  • long_name: Flag
  • names: Flag
  • long_name: Frequency Band Identification
  • var_id: freqbandID
  • names: Frequency Band Identification
  • long_name: Observation Timestamp
  • var_id: t0
  • names: Observation Timestamp
  • units: percent
  • var_id: sm
  • long_name: Percent of Saturation Soil Moisture
  • names: Percent of Saturation Soil Moisture
  • units: percent
  • long_name: Percent of Saturation Soil Moisture Uncertainty
  • var_id: sm_uncertainty
  • names: Percent of Saturation Soil Moisture Uncertainty
  • var_id: mode
  • long_name: Satellite Mode
  • names: Satellite Mode
  • long_name: Sensor
  • var_id: sensor
  • names: Sensor

Co-ordinate Variables

  • standard_name: latitude
  • var_id: lat
  • units: degrees_north
  • names: latitude
  • var_id: lon
  • units: degrees_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • names: longitude
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • names: time
Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
1991-08-04T23:00:00
End time:
2015-12-31T23:59:59
Geographic Extent

 
90.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-90.0000°