NASA: GRACE-based Root Zone Soil Moisture
Entry ID: NASA_GRACE-based_RootZone_Soil_Moisture1948-2009

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Abstract: Groundwater and Soil Moisture Conditions from GRACE Data Assimilation

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Spatial coordinates   
  N: 50.0   S: 20.0   E: -55.0   W: -130.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NASA
Dataset Title: GRACE-based Root Zone Soil Moisture
Dataset Release Date: 2012-01-09
Dataset Publisher: National Drought Mitigation Center
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1948-01-01
Stop Date: 2009-12-31

Start Date: 2012-01-09
Stop Date: 2012-01-09
Data Center
National Drought Mitigation Center, University of Nebraska, Lincoln Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 301-286-9143
Fax: 301-286-8624
Email: Matthew.Rodell at
Contact Address:
Hydrological Sciences Branch - Code 614.3
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Houborg, R., M. Rodell, B. Li, R. Reichle, and B. Zaitchik (2011), Drought indicators based on model assimilated GRACE terrestrial water storage observations, Wat. Resour. Res.

Zaitchik, B.F., M. Rodell, and R.H. Reichle (2008), Assimilation of GRACE terrestrial water storage data into a land surface model: results for the Mississippi River Basin, 9, 3, 535-548, J. Hydrometeor, doi:doi:10.1175/2007JHM951.1
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-01-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-01-11
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