Articles | Volume 13, issue 9
Data description paper
07 Sep 2021
Data description paper |  | 07 Sep 2021

Development of observation-based global multilayer soil moisture products for 1970 to 2016

Yaoping Wang, Jiafu Mao, Mingzhou Jin, Forrest M. Hoffman, Xiaoying Shi, Stan D. Wullschleger, and Yongjiu Dai

Data sets

Global Multi-layer Soil Moisture Products Yaoping Wang and Jiafu Mao

Short summary
We developed seven global soil moisture datasets (1970–2016, monthly, half-degree, and multilayer) by merging a wide range of data sources, including in situ and satellite observations, reanalysis, offline land surface model simulations, and Earth system model simulations. Given the great value of long-term, multilayer, gap-free soil moisture products to climate research and applications, we believe this paper and the presented datasets would be of interest to many different communities.