Russian Agricultural Climatic Soil Moisture Data in the Global Soil Moisture Data Bank
Entry ID: GLOBAL_SM_DATABANK_RUSAGROCLIM

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Summary
Abstract: This data set consists of multi-year averages of plant available water
content in agricultural fields of the former Soviet Union from 144
administrtative districts. Soil moisture observations were for the
period 1946-1980 in the western part and 1927-1982 for the eastern part.

Data are freely available from the Global Soil Moisture Data Bank at
in ASCII and GrADS format:

ftp://climate.envsci.rutgers.edu/pub/soil_moisture/RUSWET-AGROCLIM

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Description: Home Page of the Global Soil Moisture Data Bank.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 68.0   S: 37.0   E: 137.0   W: 21.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: K. Vinnikov, A. Robock
Dataset Title: RUSWET-AGROCLIM, Multiyear Average Plant Available Soil Moisture
Dataset Series Name: RUSWET-AGROCLIM, Multiyear Average Plant Available Soil Moisture
Dataset Release Date: 1999
Dataset Release Place: NJ
Dataset Publisher: Dept. of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University
Online Resource: http://climate.envsci.rutgers.edu/soil_moisture/ruswet.agroclim.rea...
Parent DIF
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
GLOBAL_SOIL_MOISTURE

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1927-01-01
Stop Date: 1982-12-31
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Global Soil Moisture Data Bank, Department of Environmental Science, Cook College, Rutgers University Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://climate.envsci.rutgers.edu/soil_moisture/index.html
Dataset ID: Global_Soil_Moisture_Data_Bank

Data Center Personnel
Name: ALAN ROBOCK
Phone: 732-932-9800 x6222
Fax: 732-932-8644
Email: robock at envsci.rutgers.edu
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
Distribution Media: ftp
Distribution Format: ASCII, GrADS
Fees: Free
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 732-932-9800 x6222
Fax: 732-932-8644
Email: robock at envsci.rutgers.edu
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
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Publications/References
Robock, A., K. Y. Vinnikov, C. A. Schlosser, N. A. Speranskaya, and
Y. Xue, 1995: Use of midlatitude soil moisture and meteorological
observations to validate soil moisture simulations with biosphere and
bucket models. J. Climate, 8, 15-35.
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2007-02-15
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