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NASA DEVELOP Upper Missouri River Basin: Composite Moisture Index

Project Status
Ongoing

The NASA DEVELOP team seeks to generate a Composite Moisture Index (CMI) for the Upper Missouri River Basin. This composite metric will account for various aspects of moisture abundance across the basin and will be used for dissemination of conditions to practitioners and managers. The objective of the CMI is to provide a holistic estimation of moisture state using many sources of information. This metric will be based on various NASA Earth Observing System datasets, on the ground indicators such as streamflow and soil moisture, and various modeled and observed measures of snowpack.

General Location
Region
Specific Location
Montana
North Dakota
South Dakota
Regions
Missouri River Basin
Key Partners
NASA DEVELOP
Montana Climate Office
NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
NIDIS
Sectors
Agriculture
Ecosystems
Water Utilities
Wildfire
DEWS Components
Observation & Monitoring