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AfSIS Climate Collection: Essential Climate Variable (ECV) Soil Moisture, 2014 Release
Entry ID: CIESIN_AfSIS_CLIMATE_ECV2014_2014.00

Abstract: The Africa Soil Information Service (AfSIS) Climate Collection's Essential Climate Variable (ECV) Soil Moisture data set contains rasters with the following calculations: time series average, time series monthly averages, and annual averages. These Africa continent-wide rasters were created using the soil moisture data for the period 1978-2010 provided by the European Space Agency (ESA) Soil Moisture Climate Change Initiative (CCI) project. The rasters have a daily temporal resolution, a spatial resolution of 30 kilometers, and are updated
by AfSIS when observations are available and provided by ESA at

The data are available in Geographic Tagged Image File Format (GeoTIFF) from the Africa Soil Information Service (AfSIS).

Purpose: To serve a wide user community by providing soil moisture data for the continent of Africa that can be used to predict soil properties as well as for a range of other applications, including erosion and landslide risk.
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Description: Data in GeoTIFF format.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 40.0   S: -40.0   E: 60.0   W: -20.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Africa Soil Information Service (AfSIS)
Dataset Title: AfSIS Climate Collection: Essential Climate Variable (ECV) Soil Moisture, 2014 Release
Dataset Release Date: 2014-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Palisades, NY
Dataset Publisher: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University
Version: 2014.00
Data Presentation Form: raster
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1978-11-01
Stop Date: 2010-12-31
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