Soil Water Content

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The Soil Water Content is the measure of the amount of water present in a unit volume of soil. It is typically expressed as a percentage and represents the ratio between the volume of water and the total volume of the soil. This measurement is crucial for understanding the water status of the soil and provides information on factors such as drought monitoring, soil health and hydrological processes. The Soil Water Content Planetary Variable measures the water content of the soil almost daily with a spatial resolution of 100 m and 1000 m. It is not affected by clouds and has a long and consistent data record of more than 20 years, so there is no need to maintain large networks of physical sensors.


Sentinel Hub Documentation for Soil Water Content
Product Website for Soil Water Content

Sandbox Data

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100m and 1000km

Geographical coverage


Temporal availability

1000 m (2002 - present), 100 m (2017 - present)

Update Frequency

137-365 observations per year

Band Information

Information about bands and data

Custom scripts

Collection of Soil Water Content custom scripts





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