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Developing National Soil Moisture Products to Improve Drought Monitoring, Phase 2

NIDIS Supported Research
NIDIS-Supported Research
Main Summary

The primary goal of this collaborative project is to continue the development of national-scale in situ soil moisture information for multiple, diverse applications across the contiguous United States. This objective will be accomplished via four tasks:

  1. Sustain and enhance nationalsoilmoisture.com 
  2. Validate and improve the accuracy of soil moisture products in forests and rangelands 
  3. Develop improved products for uncertainty propagation 
  4. Develop a soil moisture-based flash drought early warning product

For more information, contact Marina Skumanich at marina.skumanich@noaa.gov.

Research Snapshot

Research Timeline
August 2020 - September 2021
Project Funding
NIDIS
Related Topics
What to expect from this research
  • Enhanced national soil moisture map/information product (currently residing at NationalSoilMoisture.com), including improved accuracy for forests and rangelands
  • Uncertainty layer addition to the soil moisture map/information product
  • Flash drought early warning product using soil moisture
Key Regions
Research Scope
National
Related Data & Maps

The research-based website NationalSoilMoisture.com provides high-resolution gridded soil moisture products derived from in situ soil moisture measurements, Natural Resources Conservation