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Mongolia Soil Moisture Data in the Global Soil Moisture Data Bank

Abstract: The Mongolia Soil Moisture Data consists of 43 stations in Mongolia,
for the period 1970-1993 (Robock, et al. 1999). Sites have pasture
vegetation or wheat (or both). Observations were taken using the
gravimetric technique for each 10-cm layer down to a depth of 1 m,
with the first layer divided into two 5-cm layers.

The Mongolia soil moisture data is part of the Global Soil Moisture
Data Bank and is freely available via ftp from:

or ftp
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Password: your email address
cd pub/soil_moisture/MONGOLIA/Data/

Data is available in ASCII or GrADS format.
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Description: Home Page of the Global Soil Moisture Data Bank
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 52.0   S: 41.0   E: 120.0   W: 90.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: A. Robock, J. Eltin, K. Vinnikov A. Namkhai, Ts. Adyasuren
Dataset Title: Mongolia Soil Moisture Data
Dataset Series Name: Mongolia 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: 1970-01-01
Stop Date: 1993-12-31
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
Contact Address:
Ministry of Nature and the Environment
City: Ulaanbaatar
Country: Mongolia
View entire list
Robock, A., J.K. Entin, K.Y. Vinnikov, A. Namkhai, and Ts. Adyasuren.,
1999: Temporal Mongolian soil moisture variations, J.Climate, in
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05