Articles | Volume 10, issue 1
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 61–79, 2018
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 61–79, 2018
11 Jan 2018
11 Jan 2018

The Raam regional soil moisture monitoring network in the Netherlands

Harm-Jan F. Benninga et al.

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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.