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Meteomatics global soil moisture index

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Soil Moisture Index (SMI)
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Avail. Formats
.json, .xml, and .csv
File
Coverage
227
Countries
History
41
years

Data Dictionary

Product Attributes
Attribute Type Example
Soil Moisture Index (SMI)
soil_moisture_index_<depth>:idx

Description

Meteomatics' soil moisture index indicates the wetness of the soil (SMI). This index is computed using the permanent wilting point and the field capacity, which both depend on the geographical location (soil type).
Meteomatics calculate our soil moisture index by using data from ECMWF’s atmospheric model, which brings a number of benefits, including a high spatial resolution (10km), the frequency of data updates, with high temporal resolution; four model runs with hourly timesteps. Plus, the advanced soil type scheme derived from the root zone data (30-100 cm below the surface) of the FAO/UNESCO Digital Soil Map of the World, DSMW (FAO, 2003), which exists at a resolution of 5' X 5' (about 10 km). The SMI can be very helpful in several situations, such as estimating the drought risk, so an extensive history of soil moisture conditions in the upper soil layers is essential. Plus it can also be used in hydrological applications such as flooding and runoff forecasts, where a detailed knowledge of both upper and lower soil layers is indispensable. Meteomatics soil moisture index includes four discrete layers (-150cm / -50cm / -15cm / -5cm below ground level) based on the model data within ECMWF atmospheric model. The index is 0 if the permanent wilting point is reached and 1 at field capacity. Note that the index can exceed 1 after rainfall events. The soil moisture index is available for 4 depth levels.

Geography

Africa (58)
Algeria
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cabo Verde
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo
Congo (Democratic Republic of the)
Côte d'Ivoire
Djibouti
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Rwanda
Réunion
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Sudan
Swaziland
Tanzania, United Republic of
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Western Sahara
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Asia (51)
Afghanistan
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brunei Darussalam
Cambodia
China
Cyprus
Georgia
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Iraq
Israel
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Korea (Democratic People's Republic of)
Korea (Republic of)
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Lebanon
Macao
Malaysia
Maldives
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nepal
Oman
Pakistan
Palestine, State of
Philippines
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
Sri Lanka
Syrian Arab Republic
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Turkey
Turkmenistan
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Yemen
Europe (51)
Albania
Andorra
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Faroe Islands
Finland
France
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Guernsey
Holy See
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Isle of Man
Italy
Jersey
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia (the former Yugoslav Republic of)
Malta
Moldova (Republic of)
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russian Federation
San Marino
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Sweden
Switzerland
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Åland Islands
Oceania (25)
American Samoa
Australia
Cook Islands
Fiji
French Polynesia
Guam
Kiribati
Marshall Islands
Micronesia (Federated States of)
Nauru
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Niue
Norfolk Island
Northern Mariana Islands
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Pitcairn
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tokelau
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
Wallis and Futuna
South America (42)
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Aruba
Bahamas
Barbados
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
Brazil
Cayman Islands
Chile
Colombia
Cuba
Curaçao
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
French Guiana
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Guyana
Haiti
Jamaica
Martinique
Montserrat
Paraguay
Peru
Puerto Rico
Saint Barthélemy
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Martin (French part)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
Suriname
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
Uruguay
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Virgin Islands (British)
Virgin Islands (U.S.)

History

41 years of historical data

Pricing

Free sample available
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Suitable Company Sizes

Small Business
Medium-sized Business
Enterprise

Delivery

Methods
REST API
Frequency
minutely
hourly
daily
weekly
monthly
quarterly
yearly
real-time
on-demand
Format
.json
.xml
.csv
.xls
.txt

Use Cases

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Frequently asked questions

What is Meteomatics global soil moisture index?

Meteomatics’ soil moisture index indicates the wetness of the soil (SMI). This index is computed using the permanent wilting point and the field capacity, which both depend on the geographical location (soil type).

What is Meteomatics global soil moisture index used for?

This product has 4 key use cases. Meteomatics recommends using the data for Weather Forecasting, Weather Observation, Weather Analytics, and Financial Data Enrichment. Global businesses and organizations buy Agricultural Data from Meteomatics to fuel their analytics and enrichment.

Who can use Meteomatics global soil moisture index?

This product is best suited if you’re a Small Business, Medium-sized Business, or Enterprise looking for Agricultural Data. Get in touch with Meteomatics to see what their data can do for your business and find out which integrations they provide.

How far back does the data in Meteomatics global soil moisture index go?

This Dataset / Database / Data Feed / Data API has 41 years of historical coverage. It can be delivered on a minutely, hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly, real-time, and on-demand basis.

Which countries does Meteomatics global soil moisture index cover?

This product includes data covering 227 countries like China, Japan, Germany, India, and United Kingdom. Meteomatics is headquartered in Switzerland.

How much does Meteomatics global soil moisture index cost?

Pricing information for Meteomatics global soil moisture index is available by getting in contact with Meteomatics. Connect with Meteomatics to get a quote and arrange custom pricing models based on your data requirements.

How can I get Meteomatics global soil moisture index?

Businesses can buy Agricultural Data from Meteomatics and get the data via REST API. Depending on your data requirements and subscription budget, Meteomatics can deliver this product in .json, .xml, .csv, .xls, and .txt format.

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