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Progress on Development of a Global In-Situ Soil Moisture Network I. Portuguese Meteorological Institute leads Soil Moisture Network Data hosting contract funded through ESA within the framework of SMOS Calibration-Validation activities Incubator for global network hosting

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Progress on development of a global in situ soil moisture network i

Progress on Development of a Global In-Situ Soil Moisture Network I

  • Portuguese Meteorological Institute leads Soil Moisture Network Data hosting contract funded through ESA within the framework of SMOS Calibration-Validation activities

    • Incubator for global network hosting

    • Following and setting international standards (ISO, as well as based upon CEOP activities)

    • Cooperation with CEOP (Coordinated Energy and Water Cycle Observations Project of GEWEX)

    • Kick-Off within next 2 months, SMOS Launch 2nd half 2008

    • Aim for two type of products a quick release product as pre-cursor for NRT observations and a consolidated quality checked product

    • Open access

  • 14, 15 November 2007, 2nd Int. Soil Moisture Working Group meeting to be held in Beijing.

    • Establish Protocols for Soil Moisture Measurements (sensors, networks)

    • Establish quality assurance

    • Strengthen coordination between contributors

    • Good participation expected in particular from Asian counterparts

  • Network will eventually be distributed in nature with more than one centre collecting and hosting the data

    • Stimulate cooperation within different global regions


Progress on development of a global in situ soil moisture network ii

Progress on Development of a Global In-Situ Soil Moisture Network II

Long term plans:

  • Stimulate Synoptic Networks to include other measurements such as soil moisture

  • Strengthen Soil Moisture acceptance within GCOS as ‘essential’ climate variable

  • Make soil moisture network part of World Weather Watch


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