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Colorado Climate Center 2020 Available Plant Water Project: Developing Regularly Updated High-Resolution Soil Moisture Maps for the Intermountain West

NIDIS Supported Research
NIDIS-Supported Research
Main Summary

This project is working to create maps that show how much of the water in the soil is available for plant use. The researchers plan to enhance currently weekly monitoring of surface conditions by developing new soil moisture products using Western Land Data Assimilation Data (WLDAS). 

For more information, please contact Joel Lisonbee (

Research Snapshot

Research Timeline
February 2020 - February 2021
Principal Investigator
Peter Goble, Colorado State University
Project Funding
NIDIS/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
Key Regions
Research Scope
DEWS Region(s)