NOAA Soil Moisture Products System (SMOPS) Daily Blended Products

SMOPS

browse graphicNOAA SMOPS Daily Blended Soil Moisture
The Soil Moisture Operational Products System (SMOPS) combines soil moisture retrievals from multiple satellite sensors to provide a global soil moisture map with high spatial coverage. SMOPS provides a seamless soil moisture map over global land from four satellites, including GCOM-W1, SMOS, Metop-A, and Metop-B. The global soil moisture maps are generated in daily intervals with the most recent 24 hours of soil moisture from multiple retrieval algorithms, and mapped with a cylindrical projection on 0.25 x 0.25 degree grid. For each grid point of the map, the output includes soil moisture values as a percentage (vol/vol) of the surface (top 1-5 cm) soil layer with associated quality information and metadata. The daily product is available in netCDF file format. The archive period of record begins in March 2017. See the Details Section below for more information.
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  • gov.noaa.ncdc:C00994
  • gov.noaa.class:SMOPSDM
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Distribution Formats
  • NetCDF (Version: 3)
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Coverage Description
Time Period 2017-03-15 to Present
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 90.0
S: -90.0
E: 180.0
W: -180.0
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Processing Documents
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2012
Edition Version 1.0
Data Presentation Form Digital image
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Data Update Frequency Daily
Purpose This dataset provides quality measurements of soil moisture variables from multiple instruments and platforms.
Use Limitations
  • For a complete description of use limitations for this dataset, refer to the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document.
Dataset Citation
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Cited Authors
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/STAR > Center for Satellite Applications and Research, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSPO > Office of Satellite and Product Operations, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • NOAA JPSS Program Office
Originators
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSPO > Office of Satellite and Product Operations, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Principal Investigators
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/STAR > Center for Satellite Applications and Research, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Contributors
  • NOAA JPSS Program Office
Publishers
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Land Surface > Soils > Soil Moisture/Water Content
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSPO > Office of Satellite and Product Operations, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/STAR > Center for Satellite Applications and Research, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Platform keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • Earth Observation Satellites > METOP > METOP-A > Meteorological Operational Satellite - A
  • Earth Observation Satellites > METOP > METOP-B > Meteorological Operational Satellite - B
  • Earth Observation Satellites > GCOM-W1 > Global Change Observation Mission 1st-Water
  • Earth Observation Satellites > Earth Explorers > SMOS > Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (Earth Explorer Opportunity Mission)
Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • Earth Remote Sensing Instruments > Active Remote Sensing > Scatterometers > ASCAT > Advanced Scatterometer
  • Earth Remote Sensing Instruments > Passive Remote Sensing > Spectrometers/Radiometers > Imaging Spectrometers/Radiometers > AMSR2 > Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2
  • Earth Remote Sensing Instruments > Passive Remote Sensing > Profilers/Sounders > Interferometers > MIRAS > 2-D Passive L-Band Microwave Interferometer
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Geographic Region > Global Land
Project keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • JPSS > Joint Polar Satellite System
Data Resolution keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Horizontal Data Resolution Keywords
  • 10 km - < 50 km or approximately .09 degree - < .5 degree
Use Constraints
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  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
Access Constraints
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Fees
  • In most cases, electronic downloads of the data are free, however fees may apply for data certifications, copies of analog materials, and data distribution on physical media.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Last Modified: 2018-11-05
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