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  • About the course

    Course title: A Climate Data Record of Soil moisture in the root zone
    16 June 2021, 13:00 UTC with feedback session at 15:00 UTC
    with David Fairbairn (ECMWF; H SAF) and Christine Traeger Chatterjee

    Environmental (e.g. floods, droughts) and weather prediction systems rely on an accurate representation of soil moisture (SM). The availability of moisture in the root zone of plants is critical and especially in recent years has become an issue in large areas of Europe, as a series of dry summers have been experienced.

    As an H SAF partner ECMWF is producing scatterometer-derived root zone SM. In this short course you will learn about the retrieval approach and the strengths and limitations of the climate data record. You will also have the chance to explore the data yourself in a hands-on session.

    How to register? 
    Please register in advance for the live training session in Zoom, please use this link
    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The session will be recorded. 

    Joining the session

    To enjoy the session, plan a quiet room and a headset. Make sure you come online 5 minutes to test your system. You may also be able to join from a mobile device. 

    For Q&A, go to and use #EUMSC16 or simply go to (no log in required). You can join Slido from your phone.

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