[Location: Location_Category='CONTINENT', Location_Type='AFRICA', Location_Subregion1='CENTRAL AFRICA', Location_Subregion2='CONGO']
AfSIS Climate Collection: Essential Climate Variable (ECV) Soil Moisture, 2014 ReleaseEntry 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 http://www.esa-soilmoisture-cci.org.
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.
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
Data Presentation Form: rasterOnline Resource: ftp://africagrids.net/30000m/ECVSM/
Start Date: 1978-11-01Stop Date: 2010-12-31