Articles | Volume 11, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 717–739, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-11-717-2019
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 717–739, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-11-717-2019

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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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.