Regional Surface Soil Moisture from ENVISAT ASAR GM, 2005-2011, Alaska North Slope and Alaska Highway, Alaska (US)

Sabel, Daniel; Park, Sang-Eun; Bartsch, Annett; Schlaffer, Stefan; Klein, Jean-Pierre; Wagner, Wolfgang

The SAR Surface Soil Moisture (SSM) product is derived from the ENVISAT ASAR sensor operating in Global Monitoring (GM) mode. The SAR SSM product is a weekly mean composite at 1 km spatial resolution for the years 2005 to 2011. The SAR Surface Soil Moisture parameter represents a relative measure of the soil moisture in the top layer of the soil, scaled between references corresponding approximately to wilting level (0%) and field capacity (100%). In addition to the SSM maps, quality indicator maps provide information on the number of individual SSM retrievals that were averaged in order to achieve the corresponding weekly SSM composites.

More information about the image processing and SSM retrieval can be found in the product guide.

This dataset is part of the ESA Data User Element (DUE) Permafrost Full Product Set (doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.780111).

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Sabel, Daniel

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Additional Info

Field Value
Identifier DOI:10.1594/PANGAEA.77965
Project(s) ESA DUE Permafrost
Institute Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Vienna University of Technology
Source https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.77965
Publication Date
Version 2.0
Product group
Product Surface Soil Moisture
Sensor ENVISAT ASAR Global Monitoring
Bands/Layers
  • Surface Soil Moisture (extensions _dat.tif)
  • Number of Measurements (extension _num.tif)
Variables [Units]
  • Surface Soil Moisture [%, -1: no data]
  • Number of Measurements [count, -1: no data]
Region Alaska
Spatial Reference EPSG:3572 WGS 84 / North Pole LAEA Alaska
Spatial Resolution 1000 m
Spatial Coverage Latitude 61.50 to 71.00, Longitude -151.00 to -144.50
Temporal Coverage 2005-2011
Temporal Resolution weekly
Format Geotiff

Dataset extent

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