Articles | Volume 21, issue 12
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 6049–6067, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-6049-2017
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 6049–6067, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-6049-2017

Research article 01 Dec 2017

Research article | 01 Dec 2017

Multiscale soil moisture estimates using static and roving cosmic-ray soil moisture sensors

David McJannet et al.

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Satellite and broad-scale model estimates of soil moisture have improved in resolution. However, validation and calibration of these products has been limited because of a lack of observations on corresponding scales. We use a mobile soil moisture monitoring platform, known as the rover, to derive soil moisture at 9 km and 1 km resolution. We describe methods to calculate soil moisture and present results from multiple surveys. The products produced are well suited to validation studies.