Articles | Volume 13, issue 1
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 1–31, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-1-2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 1–31, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-1-2021

Data description paper 05 Jan 2021

Data description paper | 05 Jan 2021

An improved global remote-sensing-based surface soil moisture (RSSSM) dataset covering 2003–2018

Yongzhe Chen et al.

Data sets

A new dataset of satellite observation-based global surface soil moisture covering 2003-2018 Yongzhe Chen https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.912597

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Short summary
Soil moisture can greatly influence the ecosystem but is hard to monitor at the global scale. By calibrating and combining 11 different products derived from satellite observation, we developed a new global surface soil moisture dataset spanning from 2003 to 2018 with high accuracy. Using this new dataset, not only can the global long-term trends be derived, but also the seasonal variation and spatial distribution of surface soil moisture at different latitudes can be better studied.