Articles | Volume 10, issue 1
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 61–79, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-61-2018
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 61–79, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-61-2018

  11 Jan 2018

11 Jan 2018

The Raam regional soil moisture monitoring network in the Netherlands

Harm-Jan F. Benninga et al.

Download

Interactive discussion

Status: closed
Status: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
Printer-friendly Version - Printer-friendly version Supplement - Supplement
Download
Short summary
Soil moisture is a central hydrological state variable. We set up a soil moisture and soil temperature profile monitoring network of 15 stations, distributed over the 495 km2 Raam region. The Raam catchment faces dry and wet periods, which both have implications for agricultural and regional water management. The measurements at 5 cm depth provide a reference for soil moisture retrievals from earth observations, while the measurements at deeper layers enable investigation of root zone processes.