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ESA CCI SM v03.2 - Updated and extended global soil moisture dataset released

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The ESA CCI Soil Moisture team is pleased to announce the update of the most comprehensive global time series of satellite based soil moisture.

ESA CCI SM v03.2 comprises the three well-known active, passive and combined satellite soil moisture datasets. In this latest release temporal coverage was extended to 2015, providing 37 years of global soil moisture information. Besides the extended temporal coverage it now also includes the new sensors SMOS and MetOp-B ASCAT. Further characteristics include improved weighted merging based on signal-to-noise-ratio estimates and improved temporal sampling for most periods. The new release also provides improved estimates of random errors and enhanced metadata descriptions.

Download ESA CCI SM v03.2 here: