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NIDIS Soil Moisture/Temperature Sensor Network with USCRN

NIDIS Supported Research
NIDIS-Supported Research
Main Summary

Since 2009, NIDIS has supported the development of and research based on a high-quality soil moisture monitoring network, the NOAA U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN), including the procurement of soil moisture sensors, installation, data acquisition and integration, data ingest, and quality control/quality assurance for 113 stations in the coterminous U.S. and Alaska. Several research products are being developed using this real-time in-situ soil moisture data to support operational drought monitoring, experimental land surface modeling, and operational hydrological modeling.

Research Snapshot

Research Timeline
Current phase ending 2021
Principal Investigator(s)
Bruce Baker, NOAA Air Resources Laboratory
Project Funding
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What to Expect from This Research

Expected products from this research:

  • Daily Gridded Soil Water and Moisture Product (SWAMP)
  • Drought indices product
  • Product applying standardization methods to satellite soil moisture estimates

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Research Scope