The SoilMERGE (SMERGE) team, is hosting an upcoming Stakeholder Workshop in Denver, CO. The event will kick-off on Wednesday, May 9, at 5:30 pm with a no-host social networking opportunity. The workshop will begin at 8:30 am the following morning — Thursday, May 10. During the workshop, you will have an opportunity to learn about SMERGE, provide feedback about its format and accessibility, and discuss potential applications to your area of research. The draft agenda is attached for your convenience (pdf).
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.