Data Set ID: 
SMAP_L4_SM_ANC_CLIM

Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) L4 Soil Moisture Ancillary Climatology Files, Version 1

This ancillary SMAP product contains a static soil moisture climatology data set. Specifically, this data set includes root zone and profile soil moisture climatology files for percentile conversion and post-processing of Land Data Assimilation Systems (LDAS) output.

This is the most recent version of these data.

Version Summary: 

Initial release

BASIC Level of Service

Data: Data integrity verified

Documentation: Key metadata and links to supporting documentation available

User Support: Assistance with data access and basic data usage

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Parameter(s):
  • SOILS > SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT > SOIL MOISTURE
Data Format(s):
  • NetCDF
Spatial Coverage:
N: 86.4, 
S: -86.4, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Platform(s):NOT APPLICABLE
Spatial Resolution:Not applicableSensor(s):NOT APPLICABLE
Temporal Coverage:
  • 31 January 2015
Version(s):V1
Temporal ResolutionNot applicableMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Reichle, R., Q. Liu, J. Ardizzone, G. De Lannoy, R. D. Koster, and S. Mahanama.

Geographic Coverage

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As a condition of using these data, you must cite the use of this data set using the following citation. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Reichle, R., Q. Liu, J. Ardizzone, G. De Lannoy, R. D. Koster, and S. Mahanama. 2019. Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) L4 Soil Moisture Ancillary Climatology Files, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.5067/P5SMH89AI6EC. [Date Accessed].
A user guide is not available for this data set.

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