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.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (26 Jul 2017) by Kerstin Stahl
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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (29 Oct 2017) by Kerstin Stahl
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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.