Soil Moisture datasets (Hess-2018-546)
The datasets presented serves as supplementary material for the manuscript titled “Evaluation of soil moisture from CCAM-CABLE simulation, satellite-based models estimates and satellite observations: Skukuza and Malopeni flux towers region case study”, submitted to the journal of hydrology and earth system sciences (https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-2018-546). The following datasets are provided to reproduce the graphics on the manuscript and the detailed descriptions of the various datasets are provided in the manuscript. The scripts for reproducing the plots may be found at https://rpubs.com/FKhosa/hess-2018-546. The datasets are grouped in different folders for different sections of the manuscript. 1. Datasets describing the study region (Section 2) are contained in the folder “Study-region” • Koeppen climate types (“Koeppen-Geiger.csv”): this dataset is sourced from http://koeppen-geiger.vu-wien.ac.at/present.htm and is used to represent the climate types for the study region (Figure 2a). • Elevation/Topographic data (“Topography-25km.tif”): this dataset is sourced from https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/fliers/06mgg01.html and is used to represent the topography for the study region (Figure 2b). • Soil type’s data (“soil-types.csv”): this dataset is sourced from https://soilgrids.org and is used to represent the soil types for the study region (Figure 2c). 2. Various soil moisture datasets discussed and analyse in Section 3 namely; • In situ observations: datasets for the two evaluation sites (i.e., Skukuza and Malopeni) may be requested from HThenga@csir.co.za, parts of the dataset for Skukuza can be accessed from FLUXNET. • CCAM-CABLE: this dataset is available on request from RGarland@csir.co.za. Aggregated data is partly provided in the “MI” folder. • ESA: this dataset is available on request from the custodians of the data (www.esa-soilmoisture-cci.org/). • GLEAM: this dataset is available on request from the custodians of the data (www.gleam.eu). 3. Plotting data for Figure 3 is contained in the folder “Seasonal plots”, data sets for producing Figure 4a and 4b are contained in the folder “Taylor & NMB”. Datasets for plotting Figure 6 is contained in the folder “Boxplots”. Mutual information is calculated using data in the folder “MI” subfolder “data-for-computation” resulting datasets for plotting are contained in the subfolder “data-for-plotting”.