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Iowa Soil Moisture Data in the Global Soil Moisture Data Bank

Abstract: The Iowa Soil Moisture Data Set consists of soil moisture observations
from two different catchments located in the southwestern part of
Iowa. Each catchment has three sites where soil moisture observations
were taken. Observations were made for 12 soil layres extending to a
depth of 2.6 m.

The Iowa soil moisture data is part of the Global Soil Moisture Data
Bank and is freely available via ftp in ascii or GrADS format from:

or ftp
login as: anonymous
Password: your email address
cd pub/soil_moisture/IOWA/Data/
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Description: Home Page of the Global Soil Moisture Data Bank
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 41.0   S: 41.0   E: -95.0   W: -95.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: A. Robock, J. Eltin, K. Vinnikov, L. Kramer, M. Burkart
Dataset Title: Iowa Soil Moisture Data
Dataset Series Name: Iowa Soil Moisture Data
Dataset Release Date: 1999
Dataset Release Place: NJ
Dataset Publisher: Dept. of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University
Online Resource:
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1972-01-01
Stop Date: 1994-12-31
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
Global Soil Moisture Data Bank, Department of Environmental Science, Cook College, Rutgers University Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: Global_Soil_Moisture_Data_Bank

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 732-932-9800 x6222
Fax: 732-932-8644
Email: robock at
Contact Address:
Department of Environmental Sciences
Rutgers University
14 College Farm Road
City: New Brunswick
Province or State: New Jersey
Postal Code: 08901-8551
Country: USA
Distribution Media: ftp
Distribution Format: ASCII, GrADS
Fees: Free
Contact Address:
USDA Agricultural Research Service
National Soil Tilth Laboratory
2150 Pammel Drive
City: Ames
Province or State: IA
Postal Code: 50011-4420
Country: USA
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Entin, J.K., 1998: Temporal and spatial scales of soil moisture
variations. Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Meteorology, University
of Maryland, College Park, 143 pp.
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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