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Russian 130 Station Soil Moisture Data in the Global Soil Moisture Data Bank

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Abstract: This data set consists of soil moisture gravimetric measurements from
130 meteorological stations of the former Soviet Union for the period
1978-1985. The data covers the areas of Russia, Ukraine, Byelorussia,
Moldova, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Kazakhstan.

Data are available from the International Soil Moisture Network:
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Description: International Soil Moisture Network
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 68.0   S: 37.0   E: 136.0   W: 25.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: K. Vinnikov, A. Robock, N.A. Sperantskaya, I.B. Yeserkepova
Dataset Title: Plant Available Soil Moisture from 130 Russian Stations
Dataset Series Name: Plant Available Soil Moisture from 130 Russian Stations
Dataset Release Date: 1999
Dataset Release Place: NJ
Dataset Publisher: Dept. of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1978-01-01
Stop Date: 1985-12-31
ISO Topic Category
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
International Soil Moisture Network Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: Global_Soil_Moisture_Data_Bank

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +43-(0)1-58801-12243
Fax: +43-(0)1-58801-12299
Email: wd at
Contact Address:
Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien)
Gusshausstraße 27-29, 1040
City: Vienna
Country: Austria
Distribution Media: ftp
Distribution Format: ASCII
Fees: Free
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
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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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Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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