Dataset Open Access
SMAP-HydroBlocks (SMAP-HB) is a hyper-resolution satellite-based surface soil moisture product that combines NASA's Soil Moisture Active-Passive (SMAP) L3 Enhance product, hyper-resolution land surface modeling, radiative transfer modeling, machine learning, and in-situ observations. The dataset was developed over the continental United States at 30-m 6-hourly resolution (2015–2019), and it reports the top 5-cm surface soil moisture in volumetric units (m3/m3).
This repository contains the following two versions of the SMAP-HydroBlocks dataset:
Different subsets of the original dataset can be made available on request from Noemi Vergopolan (email@example.com). Data visualization, updates, and more information is available at https://waterai.earth/smaphb/
Please cite the following paper when using the dataset in any publication:
Vergopolan, N., Chaney, N. W., Beck, H. E., Pan, M., Sheffield, J., Chan, S., & Wood, E. F. (2020). Combining hyper-resolution land surface modeling with SMAP brightness temperatures to obtain 30-m soil moisture estimates. Remote Sensing of Environment, 242, 111740. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2020.111740
Vergopolan, N., Chaney, N.W., Pan, M. et al. SMAP-HydroBlocks, a 30-m satellite-based soil moisture dataset for the conterminous US. Sci Data 8, 264 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-01050-2