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Keywords:

  • soil moisture;
  • climate change;
  • validation;
  • calibration

Abstract

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[1] The International Soil Moisture Network (ISMN) is a new data-hosting center where globally available ground-based soil moisture measurements are collected, harmonized, and made available to users through a Web interface (http://www.ipf.tuwien.ac.at/insitu). As the first international initiative of its kind, the ISMN will play a crucial role in globally assessing the quality of soil moisture estimates from spaceborne microwave sensors and land surface models; in uncovering how the hydrological cycle integrates with land, the atmosphere, and the ocean; and in studying climate change. The ISMN is fully operational and currently hosts soil moisture data from more than 500 stations spanning 18 different networks. For scientific use, access to the data is free of charge.


Acknowledgments

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We greatly thank all networks that have shared their data with the ISMN. The ISMN is funded through ESA's European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) contracts 22954/09/NLCT and 4000102722/10/NL/FF/fk. Alan Robock is supported by NASA grant NNX09AJ99G.

References

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