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ESA CCI SM v08.1 now available!

New version released with data until December 31st, 2022! Request access by clicking on the image below:

and download the free, open data directly through Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP). For more information, visit the Data Download page. Read more »

ESA CCI SM v07.1 now available!

The new ESA CCI SM version v07.1 is now available!

The highlight of this version is the improved temporal and spatial coverage due to the inclusion of 3 new active and passive sensors (observations from ascending and descending overpasses for all sensors are merged in this version for the first time). Validation shows that the new version is the most accurate ESA CCI SM product so far. It provides global data from 1978 to 2021. Read more »

Data (CCI SM v08.1)

Please note there will be a delay in approval of new users, since the approval and review required manual checks and verification.

Once you have registered for data access an automatic e-mail will be sent to your e-mail address. You need to click on the link in the automatic e-mail in order to receive the access credentials. Sometimes the automatic e-mail may also be trapped in your spam or junk mail box. Read more »

ESA CCI SM v06.1 now available!

The new ESA CCI SM version, v06.1 is now available! This is the most accurate ESA CCI SM product so far and provides global data from 1978 to 2020 Read more »

Related Links

The Quality Assurance for Soil Moisture project (QA4SM) provides an operational online validation service for soil moisture products. Accessible at
Monthly averages of the ESA CCI SM data are hosted on a public data viewer available at
C3S Climate Data Store Read more »

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