Surface Soil Moisture from ENVISAT ASAR GM, 2005-2011, Yakutsk, Central Yakutia (RU)

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
    Variables [Units]
      Region Central Yakutia
      Spatial Reference EPGS:3576 WGS 84 / North Pole LAEA Russia
      Spatial Resolution 1000 m
      Spatial Coverage Latitude 60.00 to 63.50, Longitude 128.00 to 133.50
      Temporal Coverage 2005-2011
      Temporal Resolution Weekly
      Format Geotiff
      Is Supplement To
      Related to

      Dataset extent

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