You are here: Home / Data and maps / Maps and graphs / Global surface soil moisture content based on remote sensing data

Global surface soil moisture content based on remote sensing data

Figure Created 16 Nov 2012 Published 20 Nov 2012 Last modified 04 Jan 2013, 03:32 PM
Topics: , ,
SMOS provides a global image of surface soil moisture every three days; this map covers the period 8–15 June 2010. Yellow colours indicate drier soil surfaces; blue colours denote wetter conditions. SMOS can measure soil moisture levels to an accuracy of 4 % at a spatial resolution of 50 km — about the same as detecting a teaspoonful of water mixed into a handful of dry soil.

Metadata

Additional information

Geographical coverage: Global

Comments

European Environment Agency (EEA)
Kongens Nytorv 6
1050 Copenhagen K
Denmark
Phone: +45 3336 7100