Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre
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Title: EFAS soil moisture


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

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 ...

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European Commission, Joint Research Centre (2017):  EFAS soil moisture. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Issue date 2017-03-06
Landing page
Update frequency as needed
Language English
Data theme(s) Environment; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 36 SCIENCE
EuroVoc concept(s) hydrology
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Geographic bounding box

67° N, 41° E, 27° S, -11.5° W

Coordinate Reference System ETRS89 / LAEA Europe

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