Percent Saturated Surface Soil Moisture Difference from Long Term Average This data series represents the volumetric soil moisture (percent saturated soil) for the surface layer, expressed as a difference from the long term average. The average is calculated from all available years for each location and each time period, based on the length of the satellite data record. Values higher than zero represent areas that are wetter than the long term average, and areas lower than zero represent areas drier than the long term average. The data is created daily and is averaged for the ISO standard week and month. The data is produced from passive microwave satellite data collected by the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) satellite and converted to soil moisture using version 6.20 of the SMOS soil moisture processor. The data are produced by the European Space Agency and obtained under a Category 1 proposal for Level 2 soil moisture data. The data are gridded to a resolution of 0.25 degrees. Data quality flags have been applied to remove areas where rainfall is present during the acquisition, where snow cover is detected and when Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) is above an acceptable threshold. 2015-12-21 2017-12-12 Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada agri-geomatics-agrog@agr.gc.ca Form DescriptorsNature and EnvironmentScience and TechnologyDrainageSatellitesWaterSoilSoil qualityRemote sensingHydrology Data Product Specification (English)PDF http://www.agr.gc.ca/atlas/supportdocument_documentdesupport/aafcPsssm/en/ISO_19131_Percent_Saturated_Surface_Soil_Moisture_Data_Product_Specification.pdf Data Product Specification (French)PDF http://www.agr.gc.ca/atlas/supportdocument_documentdesupport/aafcPsssm/fr/Pourcentage_de_saturation_en_eau_de_la_surface_du_sol_ISO_19131.pdf The SMOS Soil Moisture Retrieval AlgorithmPDF http://www.agr.gc.ca/atlas/supportdocument_documentdesupport/aafcPsssm/en/Kerr2012_TGRS.pdf Pre-packaged GeoTIF files (No linguistic component)GeoTIF http://www.agr.gc.ca/atlas/data_donnees/geo/aafcPsssm/tif/anomaly/ Pre-packaged Maps (No linguistic component)PDF http://www.agr.gc.ca/atlas/maps_cartes/aafcPsssm/anomaly/ Percent Saturated Surface Soil Moisture Anomalies - monthlyWMS http://www.agr.gc.ca/atlas/services/imageservices/psssm_monthly_anomaly/ImageServer/WMSServer?request=GetCapabilities&service=WMS&legend_format=image/png&layers=0 Percent Saturated Surface Soil Moisture Anomalies - monthlyWMS http://www.agr.gc.ca/atlas/services/servicesimage/psess_mensuel_anomalies/ImageServer/WMSServer?request=GetCapabilities&service=WMS&layers=0&legend_format=image/png Percent Saturated Surface Soil Moisture from SMOS Satellite Data - Web App (English)HTML http://www.agr.gc.ca/atlas/psssm Percent Saturated Surface Soil Moisture from SMOS Satellite Data - Web App (French)HTML http://www.agr.gc.ca/atlas/psess Percent Saturated Surface Soil Moisture Anomalies - weekly (English)ESRI REST http://www.agr.gc.ca/atlas/rest/services/imageservices/psssm_weekly_anomaly/ImageServer Percent Saturated Surface Soil Moisture Anomalies - monthly (English)ESRI REST http://www.agr.gc.ca/atlas/rest/services/imageservices/psssm_monthly_anomaly/ImageServer Percent Saturated Surface Soil Moisture Anomalies - weekly (French)ESRI REST http://www.agr.gc.ca/atlas/rest/services/servicesimage/psess_hebdomadaire_anomalies/ImageServer Percent Saturated Surface Soil Moisture Anomalies - monthly (French)ESRI REST http://www.agr.gc.ca/atlas/rest/services/servicesimage/psess_mensuel_anomalies/ImageServer Percent Saturated Surface Soil Moisture Anomalies - weekly (English)WMS http://www.agr.gc.ca/atlas/services/imageservices/psssm_weekly_anomaly/ImageServer/WMSServer?request=GetCapabilities&service=WMS Percent Saturated Surface Soil Moisture Anomalies - weekly (French)WMS http://www.agr.gc.ca/atlas/services/servicesimage/psess_hebdomadaire_anomalies/ImageServer/WMSServer?request=GetCapabilities&service=WMS

Percent Saturated Surface Soil Moisture Difference from Long Term Average

This data series represents the volumetric soil moisture (percent saturated soil) for the surface layer, expressed as a difference from the long term average. The average is calculated from all available years for each location and each time period, based on the length of the satellite data record. Values higher than zero represent areas that are wetter than the long term average, and areas lower than zero represent areas drier than the long term average. The data is created daily and is averaged for the ISO standard week and month. The data is produced from passive microwave satellite data collected by the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) satellite and converted to soil moisture using version 6.20 of the SMOS soil moisture processor. The data are produced by the European Space Agency and obtained under a Category 1 proposal for Level 2 soil moisture data. The data are gridded to a resolution of 0.25 degrees. Data quality flags have been applied to remove areas where rainfall is present during the acquisition, where snow cover is detected and when Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) is above an acceptable threshold.

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Resource Name Resource Type Format Language Links
Data Product Specification (English) Guide PDF English Access
Data Product Specification (French) Guide PDF French Access
The SMOS Soil Moisture Retrieval Algorithm Guide PDF English Access
Pre-packaged GeoTIF files (No linguistic component) Dataset GeoTIF No linguistic content; Not applicable Access
Pre-packaged Maps (No linguistic component) Dataset PDF English
French
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Percent Saturated Surface Soil Moisture Anomalies - monthly Web Service WMS English Access
Percent Saturated Surface Soil Moisture Anomalies - monthly Web Service WMS French Access
Percent Saturated Surface Soil Moisture from SMOS Satellite Data - Web App (English) Application HTML English Access
Percent Saturated Surface Soil Moisture from SMOS Satellite Data - Web App (French) Application HTML French Access
Percent Saturated Surface Soil Moisture Anomalies - weekly (English) Web Service ESRI REST English Access
Percent Saturated Surface Soil Moisture Anomalies - monthly (English) Web Service ESRI REST English Access
Percent Saturated Surface Soil Moisture Anomalies - weekly (French) Web Service ESRI REST French Access
Percent Saturated Surface Soil Moisture Anomalies - monthly (French) Web Service ESRI REST French Access
Percent Saturated Surface Soil Moisture Anomalies - weekly (English) Web Service WMS English Access
Percent Saturated Surface Soil Moisture Anomalies - weekly (French) Web Service WMS French Access

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