Press the "Apply" button in the app below for a demonstration run. See our SME wiki for detailed instructions on how to use this application for your location and other information.

Note: currently about 1/2 of the western United States is available for processing. See the image at the bottom of this page.

Soil Moisture Estimator

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ETo value (mm):
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Precip value (mm):
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Run results:

Soil upper layer total water content (mm) for location & run days:
Soil lower layer total water content (mm) for location & run days:
Location (dec. deg)
Dates (yyyymmdd)
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Save location and dates
Load location and dates

To execute a run reflecting your local conditions, you can create and input your own crop, soil, irrigation and rain input files. The values in your files will be used, not the default values. To use your own files see our SME wiki, Create 'csv' files for formatting instructions on each of the input files.

Image showing currently available sectors:

Available sectors for processing are shown in shaded areas. For more information see the 'Sectors' section in our WRF Hindcast wiki page.


Agrineer.org thanks the following open source software providers. Their code made many of the screen graphic elements of our application much easier to accomplish: OpenSeadragon, OpenSeadragonImagingHelper, Knockout, Flot, D3.

Sponsored by:
IndieCompLabs.org
Click here to also contribute.

The Soil Moisture Estimator couples the FAO prescribed method for calculating hourly standard reference evapotranspiration with the Sacramento Soil Moisture Accounting model.

Climate data is derived from the Weather Research and Forecasting program calculated on an hourly basis at 3.3km resolution. Re-analyzed forcing files are used in a "hindcast" manner.

Numerical calculations use the modeled 3.3km ETo and precipitation data. The images show these atmospheric surface loads at 3.3km, 10km and 30km resolutions per pixel. Hover over the images with a mouse to get pixel values.