The Soil Moisture CCI PASSIVE dataset is one of three datasets created as part of the European Space Agency's (ESA) Soil Moisture Essential Climate Variable (ECV) Climate Change Initiative (CCI) project. The product has been created by merging data from the SMMR, SSM/I, TMI, AMSR-E, WindSat, AMSR2, SMOS, SMAP, FY-3B and GPM satellite instruments. ACTIVE and COMBINED products have also been created.
The v06.1 PASSIVE 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 is provided in volumetric units [m3 m-3] and covers the period (yyyy-mm-dd) 1978-11-01 to 2020-12-31. For information regarding the theoretical and algorithmic base of the product, please see the Algorithm Theoretical Baseline Document. Additional reference documents and information relating to the dataset can also be found on the CCI Soil Moisture project website.
The data set should be cited using the following references:
1. Gruber, A., Scanlon, T., van der Schalie, R., Wagner, W., and Dorigo, W. (2019). Evolution of the ESA CCI Soil Moisture climate data records and their underlying merging methodology, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 717–739, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-11-717-2019
2. 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
2021-04-19 This dataset forms part of the ESA Soil Moisture Climate Change Initiative (Soil_Moisture_cci): Version 06.1 data collection. d… Show More 2021-04-19 This dataset forms part of the ESA Soil Moisture Climate Change Initiative (Soil_Moisture_cci): Version 06.1 data collection. doi: 10.5285/28935552223242ca97953a8db99c2821. http://dx.doi.org/10.5285/28935552223242ca97953a8db99c2821 Show Less
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No related previous identifiers.
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 were processed by the ESA CCI Soil Moisture project team and transferred to CEDA for the ESA CCI Open Data Portal Project
See the Soil Moisture CCI documentation for information on data quality
Data are in NetCDF format
|VIRR (FY-3)||Deployed on: FY-3B|
|SMAP||Deployed on: SMAP|
|MIRAS||Deployed on: SMOS|
|WindSat||Deployed on: Coriolis|
|AMSR-2||Deployed on: GCOM-W (Global Change Observation Mission for Water)|
|AMSR-E||Deployed on: Aqua Satellite, part of the Earth Observation System Afternoon Constellation (EOS-PM)|
|TMI||Deployed on: TRMM|
|Special Sensor Microwave / Imager (SSM/I)||Deployed on: Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Satellites|
|Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer (SMMR)||Deployed on: NIMBUS 7 Satellite|
|GMI (core)||Deployed on: GPM - Core Observatory|
Mobile platform operations
|Mobile Platform Operation 1||Mobile Platform Operation for: NIMBUS 7 Satellite|
|Mobile Platform Operation 2||Mobile Platform Operation for: Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Satellites|
|Mobile Platform Operation 3||Aqua Satellite orbit details|
|Mobile Platform Operation 4||Coriolis Satellite Orbit Details|
|Mobile Platform Operation 5||SMOS satellite orbit details|
|Mobile Platform Operation 6||GCOM-W satellite orbit details|
|Mobile Platform Operation 7||TRMM satellite orbit details|
Computation Element: 1
|Title||Algorithm for the ESA Soil Moisture Climate Change Initiative, v06.1|
|Abstract||The ESA Soil Moisture Climate Change Initiative is deriving information on soil moisture from active and passive satellite sensors. For information on the algorithm see the Algorithm Theoretical Baseline Document.|