Land Surface Soil Moisture Dataset of SMAP Time-Expanded Daily 0.25°×0.25° over Qinghai-Tibet Plateau Area (SMsmapTE, V1)

This dataset contains land surface soil moisture products with SMAP time-expanded daily 0.25°×0.25°in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau Area. The dataset was produced based on the Random Forest method by utilizing passive microwave brightness temperature along with some auxiliary datasets. The temporal resolution of the product in 1980,1985,1990,1995 and 2000 is monthly, by using SMMR, SSM/I, and SSMIS brightness temperature from 19 GHz V/H and 37 GHz V channels. The temporal resolution of the product between June 20, 2002 and Dec 30, 2018 is daily, by utilizing AMSR-E and AMSR2 brightness temperature from 6.925 GHz V/H, 10.65 GHz V/H, and 36.5 GHz V channels. The auxiliary datasets participating in the Random Forest training include the IGBP land cover type, GTOPO30 DEM, and Lat/Lon information.

Data file naming and use method

File Naming Convention: YYYYMMDD.tiff (YYYY: year, MM: month, DD: day)
Data Version:V1
Projection:+proj=longlat +datum=WGS84 +no_defs
Data Format: GeoTIFF, 80 rows ×160 columes
Soil Moisture Unit: cm3/cm3
Soil Moisture Valid Range:0.02-0.5
Filled Value:NaN

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CHAI Linna, ZHU Zhongli, LIU Shaomin. Land Surface Soil Moisture Dataset of SMAP Time-Expanded Daily 0.25°×0.25° over Qinghai-Tibet Plateau Area (SMsmapTE, V1). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, 2020. doi: 10.11888/Soil.tpdc.270948. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

Related Literatures:

1. Qu, Y.Q., Zhu, Z.L., Chai, L.N., Liu, S.M., Montzka, C., Liu, J., Yang, X.F., Lu, Z., Jin, R., Li, X., Guo, Z.X., &Zheng, J. (2019). Rebuilding a Microwave Soil Moisture Product Using Random Forest Adopting AMSR-E/AMSR2 Brightness Temperature and SMAP over the Qinghai–Tibet Plateau, China. Remote Sensing, 11(6), 683.( View Details | Bibtex)

2. Liu, J., Chai, L.N., Lu, Z., Liu, S.M., Qu, Y.Q., Geng, D.Y., Song, Y.Z., Guan, Y.B., Guo, Z.X., Wang, J., &Zhu, Z.L. (2019). Evaluation of SMAP, SMOS-IC, FY3B, JAXA, and LPRM Soil Moisture Products over the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and Its Surrounding Areas. Remote Sensing, 11(7), 792.( View Details | Bibtex)

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Pan-Third Pole Environment Study for a Green Silk Road-A CAS Strategic Priority A Program (No:XDA20000000)

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Geographic coverage
East: 110.00 West: 70.00
South: 25.00 North: 45.00
  • Temporal resolution: Daily
  • Spatial resolution: 10km - 100km
  • File size: 605 MB
  • Browse count: 907 Times
  • Apply count: 24 Times
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  • Temporal coverage: 2002-07-13 To 2019-01-22
  • Updated time: 2020-09-26
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