DATASET

EFAS soil moisture

Collection: CEMS-EFAS : European Flood Awareness System 

Description

This data set contains for the whole of Europe a set of layers on soil moisture estimates based on a) satellite information and b) hydrological model outcome. Additionally, it comes with a layer on soil moisture anomalies.

Brief informaiton on the individual layers: 1) Satellite-derived soil moisture: Relative soil moisture for soil depths 0 - 1.0m as derived from the advanced scatterometer (ASCAT) on board the METOP satellite. Relative soil moisture is calculated using a weighted average of the three different soil moisture layers provided by ASCAT. This is an operational H-SAF product. For more information visit http://hsaf.meteoam.it/soil-moisture.php

2) Model-derived soil moisture: LISFLOOD simulated relative soil moisture of the upper soil layer based on observed meteorological input.

3) Soil moisture anomalies: Deviation of the LISFLOOD simulated daily soil moisture from normal conditions. The normal conditions have been derived using the simulated soil moisture from a 22 year model climatology (1991 - 2012). For more information visit https://www.efas.eu/utilities/efas-user-information.html#soilmosture

This information is part of the operational suit of EFAS (www.efas.eu) and intends to provide

EFAS partners with in-depth information about the current soil moisture (anomaly) as important supplementary information to better judge upcoming hydrological extremes.

The update frequency of this data set is daily; and the spatial coverage is the extended geographic Europe.

Contact

Email
peter.salamon (at) ec.europa.eu

Contributors

How to cite

European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) (2017): EFAS soil moisture. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/96079eb5-b5c1-43ec-8933-21ac2eda07bc

Keywords

Copernicus EFAS soil moisture anomaly satellite-derived soil moisture soil moisture Copernicus Emergency Management Service pan European ASCAT

Data access

EFAS WMS-T (Web Map Service Time)
URL 
  • EFAS partners have the possibility to access and download selected products from the operational EFAS by using this password-protected OGC service.

EFAS active information (soil moisture / satellite soil moisture / soil moisture anomaly)
URL 
  • This data set can be viewed by EFAS partners online under http://www.efas.eu by activating the layers: - soil moisture - satellite soil moisture - soil moisture anomaly

EFAS Sensor Observation Service (SOS)
URL 
  • EFAS partners have the possibility to access and download selected products from the operational EFAS by using this password-protected OGC service.

Spatial coverage

Type Value
GML
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GEO
POLYGON((-11.5 67,41 67,41 27,-11.5 27,-11.5 67))
GEO
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Lineage information

No additional information

Additional information

Published by
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Created date
2021-04-23
Modified date
2020-09-11
Issued date
2017-03-06
Landing page
https://www.efas.eu/ 
Language(s)
English
Data theme(s)
Environment, Science and technology
Update frequency
unknown
Identifier
http://data.europa.eu/89h/96079eb5-b5c1-43ec-8933-21ac2eda07bc
Popularity
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