Articles | Volume 21, issue 12
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 6329–6343, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-6329-2017
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 6329–6343, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-6329-2017

Research article 14 Dec 2017

Research article | 14 Dec 2017

Comparing soil moisture anomalies from multiple independent sources over different regions across the globe

Carmelo Cammalleri et al.

Data sets

MODIS MOD15A2H Collection 6 NASA https://e4ftl01.cr.usgs.gov/MOLT/MOD11C3.006/

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Short summary
Drought can affect large regions of the world, implying the need for a global monitoring tool. For the JRC Global Drought Observatory (GDO, http://edo.jrc.ec.europa.eu/gdo/), 3 soil moisture anomaly datasets have been compared, in order to evaluate their consistency. The analysis performed on five macro-regions (North America, Europe, India, southern Africa and Australia) suggests the need to combine these different data sources in order to obtain robust assessments over a variety of conditions.