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ESSD | Articles | Volume 11, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 717–739, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-11-717-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 717–739, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-11-717-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Review article 23 May 2019

Review article | 23 May 2019

Evolution of the ESA CCI Soil Moisture climate data records and their underlying merging methodology

Alexander Gruber et al.

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ESA Soil Moisture Climate Change Initiative (Soil_Moisture_cci): Version 02.2 data collection W. Wagner, W. Dorigo, D. Chung, A. Gruber, S. Hahn, R. Kidd, Y. Y. Liu, T. Mistelbauer, R. Parinussa, C. Paulik, C. Reimer, R. Van der Schalie, R. De Jeu, T. Melzer, and M. Vreugdenhil https://doi.org/10.5285/3729b3fbbb434930bf65d82f9b00111c

ESA Soil Moisture Climate Change Initiative (Soil_Moisture_cci): Version 03.3 data collection W. Dorigo, W. Wagner, A. Gruber, T. Scanlon, S. Hahn, R. Kidd, C. Paulik, C. Reimer, R. Van der Schalie, and R. De Jeu https://doi.org/10.5285/b810601740bd4848b0d7965e6d83d26c

ESA Soil Moisture Climate Change Initiative (Soil_Moisture_cci): Version 04.4 data collection W. Dorigo, W. Wagner, A. Gruber, T. Scanlon, S. Hahn, R. Kidd, C. Paulik, C. Reimer, R. Van der Schalie, W. Preimesberger, and R. De Jeu https://doi.org/10.5285/dce27a397eaf47e797050c220972ca0e

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Soil moisture is a key variable in our Earth system. Knowledge of soil moisture and its dynamics across scales is vital for many applications such as the prediction of agricultural yields or irrigation demands, flood and drought monitoring, weather forecasting and climate modelling. To date, the ESA CCI SM products are the only consistent long-term multi-satellite soil moisture data sets available. This paper reviews the evolution of these products and their underlying merging methodology.
Soil moisture is a key variable in our Earth system. Knowledge of soil moisture and its dynamics...
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