K. Tobin and W. Teng from the SMERGE team will be attending the Earth Science Information Partners meeting in Tucson, AZ on July 17-20. On Wednesday evening (July 18) there will be a presentation about SMERGE in the Research as Art session. Check out the animation that will be presented. Also, Thursday afternoon (July 19) the SMERGE team will seek to organize an Unconference session to provide more information about the socioeconomic value of this root zone soil moisture product. Hope to see you there.
What is SMERGE? SMERGE is a multi-decadal root-zone soil moisture product that is in development for the continental United States. The product merges NLDAS land surface model output with surface satellite retrievals from the European Space Agency Climate Change Initiative. Therefore, unlike other observation soil moisture products, SMERGE spans nearly 4 decades (1979 to 2015) and has a 0.125° spatial resolution at a daily time-step.