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Illinois Soil Moisture Data in the Global Soil Moisture Data Bank

Abstract: The Illinois Soil Moisture Data Set consists of soil moisture observations
from 19 stations in Illinois from 1981 to August 1996, measured with
the neutron proble technique wth gravimetric observations. The
Illinois data was prodiced by the Illinois State Water Survey.

The Illinois 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/ILLINOIS/soilm

Ancillary Illinois field capacity, soil types and wilting level data
are also available from the Global Soil Moisture Data Bank.
Related URL
Description: Home Page of the Global Soil Moisture Data Bank

Description: Home Page of the Illinois State Water Survey
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 43.0   S: 37.0   E: -87.0   W: -91.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: S. Hollinger
Dataset Title: Illinois Soil Moisture Data
Dataset Series Name: Illinois 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: 1981-01-01
Stop Date: 1996-08-31
NEUTRON PROBE Ancillary Description
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
Phone: (217) 244-2939
Email: hollingr at
Contact Address:
Illinois State Water Survey
University of Illinois
2204 Griffith Drive
City: Champaign
Province or State: IL
Postal Code: 61820
Country: USA
Hollinger, Steven E., and Scott A. Isard, 1994: A soil moisture climatology of Illinois. J. Climate, 7, 822-833.
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23