Surface Soil Moisture from ENVISAT ASAR GM, 2005-2011, Mackenzie River Valley and Delta, Beaufort Sea Region (CA)

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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Annett Bartsch

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Additional Info

Field Value
Identifier DOI:10.1594/PANGAEA.779658
Project(s) ESA DUE Permafrost
Institute Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Vienna University of Technology
Publication Date 2012
Version 2.0
Product Surface Soil Moisture
Sensor ENVISAT ASAR Global Monitoring
  1. Surface Soil Moisture (extension _dat.tif)
  2. Number of Measurements (extension _num.tif)
Variables [Units]
  1. Surface Soil Moisture [%, -1: no data]
  2. Number of Measurements [count, -1: no data]
Region Beaufort Sea Region
Spatial Reference EPSG:3573 WGS 84 / North Pole LAEA Canada
Spatial Resolution 1000 m
Spatial Coverage Latitude 60.00 to 70.00, Longitude -142.00 to -119.00
Temporal Coverage 2005-2011
Temporal Resolution Weekly
Format Geotiff
Is Supplement To
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