NIDIS and Soil Moisture
The National Coordinated Soil Moisture Monitoring Network Strategy is being developed with the support and engagement of a wide range individuals: federal agency staff, soil scientists & other researchers, data providers, user groups, and other interested parties. Do you want to add your voice and ideas to the effort? Join our Listserv by entering your name and email here.
Soil moisture is a vital part of the water budget, yet an accurate depiction of this variable has been a serious challenge over the past several decades. In response to this need, NIDIS and USDA are co-leading the development of a strategy for nation-wide monitoring of soil moisture. The goals of the National Coordinated Soil Moisture Monitoring Network (NCSMMN) are to establish a national network that integrates multiple soil moisture data sources across federal and state in-situ monitoring networks, satellite remote sensing missions, and numerous modeling capabilities.