NASA-USDA SMAP Global Soil Moisture Data (NASA_USDA/HSL/SMAP_soil_moisture)

The NASA-USDA Global soil moisture and the NASA-USDA SMAP Global soil
moisture datates provide soil moisture information across the globe at
0.25°x0.25° spatial resolution. These datasets include
and subsurface
soil moisture (mm),
soil moisture profile (%),
and surface and subsurface soil moisture anomalies. Soil moisture anomalies
are unitless and represent standardized
anomalies computed using a 31-days moving window. Values around 0
indicate typical moisture conditions, while very positive and very
negative values indicate extreme wetting (soil moisture conditions are
above average) and drying (soil moisture conditions are below average),

This dataset is generated by integrating satellite-derived Soil Moisture
Active Passive (SMAP) Level 3 soil moisture observations into the modified
two-layer Palmer model using a 1-D Ensemble Kalman Filter (EnKF) data
assimilation approach. The assimilation of the SMAP soil moisture
observations helped improve the model-based soil moisture predictions
particularly over poorly instrumented areas of the world that lack good
quality precipitation data.

NameDescriptionGee Unit
ssmSurface soil moisturemm
susmSubsurface soil moisturemm
smpSoil moisture profilefraction
ssmaSurface soil moisture anomaly-
susmaSubsurface soil moisture anomaly-


NASA GSFC (producer, licensor)
Google Earth Engine (host)
STAC Version 0.6.0
Keywords geophysical, hsl, moisture, nasa, smap, soil, usda
License proprietary
Temporal Extent 3/31/2015, 5:00:00 PM - now
Citation I. E. Mladenova, J.D. Bolten, W.T. Crow, M.C. Anderson, C.R. Hain, D.M. Johnson, R. Mueller(2017). Intercomparison of Soil Moisture, Evaporative Stress, and Vegetation Indices for Estimating Corn and Soybean Yields Over the U.S., IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 1328-1343, [DOI 10.1109/JSTARS.2016.2639338](
Type image_collection
GSD arc degreesm
Cadence days