Ongoing research project | 2012 - 2017
Satellite Application Facility on Support to Operational Hydrology and Water Management (H SAF)
ECMWF is a contributor to the core H SAF soil moisture products (see H SAF official web site) and is represented in the H SAF Steering Group and the Project Team. The ECMWF activities are centred around the development of the ASCAT root zone soil moisture product (SM-DAS-2) based on ASCAT data assimilation.
H SAF continuous development and operations phase (CDOP)
CDOP: 2010–2012, CDOP-2 2012–2017, CDOP-3 2017-2022
ECMWF developed the H SAF root zone soil moisture index SM-DAS-2 (H14 in the SAF products list). SM-DAS-2 is a root zone soil moisture profile index issued by an independent production chain externalised from the ECMWF operational model and developed specifically for the H SAF. More information on the ECMWF H SAF web page.