The UCAR/CU CYGNSS Soil Moisture Product

This dataset provides soil moisture retrievals, which have been gridded to 36 km, for the upper 5 cm of the soil surface at sparsely-sampled 6-hour intervals for +/- 38 degrees latitude for 2017 - present. Retrievals are derived from the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) constellation, which uses GNSS-Reflectometry to obtain L-band surface reflectivity observations over the land and ocean surface. This product, the UCAR/CU CYGNSS Soil Moisture Product, was jointly developed by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research and the University of Colorado Boulder. It was developed by calibrating observations of surface reflectivity from CYGNSS to soil moisture retrievals from NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission. Retrievals were validated against observations from over 200 in situ soil moisture probes from 5 networks, with an overall unbiased root mean square error (ubRMSE) of 0.047 cm3 cm-3.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2017
    End:  2021


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2017
Temporal Range End 2021
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 40
Bounding Box South Lat -40
Bounding Box West Long -180
Bounding Box East Long 180
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Resource Support Name Clara Chew
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Metadata Contact Name Clara Chew
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Author Chew, Clara
Small, Eric
Publication Date 2019
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Metadata Date 2022-11-18T13:19:09.680766
Metadata Record Identifier 10.5065/z9nq-8g12
Metadata Language eng
Suggested Citation Chew, Clara, Small, Eric. (2019). The UCAR/CU CYGNSS Soil Moisture Product. UCAR/NCAR - COSMIC. Accessed 26 September 2023.

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