Country Benin, Niger, Mali
Stations 7
Organisation CNRS
Contact Thierry Pellarin
Official References Pellarin T., J.P. Laurent, B. Cappelaere, B. Decharme, L. Descroix, D. Ramier, 2009 : Hydrological modelling and associated microwave emission of a semi-arid region in South-western Niger, /Journal of Hydrology/, vol. 375, 1-2, 262-272, 2009;
Mougin, E., Hiernaux, P., Kergoat, L., Grippa, M., de Rosnay, P., Timouk, F., Le Dantec, V., Demarez, V., Lavenu, F., Arjounin, M., Lebel, T. et al., 2009. The AMMA-CATCH Gourma observatory site in Mali: Relating climatic variations to changes in vegetation, surface in press, hydrology, fluxes and natural resources. Journal of Hydrology, 375(1-2): 14-33;
Cappelaere, C., Descroix, L., Lebel, T., Boulain, N., Ramier, D., Laurent, J.-P., Le Breton, E., Boubkraoui, S., Bouzou Moussa, I. et al., 2009. The AMMA Catch observing system in the cultivated Sahel of South West Niger- Strategy, Implementation and Site conditions, 2009. Journal of Hydrology, 375(1-2): 34-51;
de Rosnay, P., Gruhier, C., Timouk, F., Baup, F., Mougin, E., Hiernaux, P., Kergoat, L., and LeDantec, V.: Multi-scale soil moisture measurements at the Gourma meso-scale site in Mali, Journal of Hydrology, 375, 241-252, 2009;
Lebel, Thierry, Cappelaere, Bernard, Galle, Sylvie, Hanan, Niall, Kergoat, Laurent, Levis, Samuel, Vieux, Baxter, Descroix, Luc, Gosset, Marielle, Mougin, Eric, Peugeot, Christophe and Seguis, Luc, 2009: AMMA-CATCH studies in the Sahelian region of West-Africa: An overview. JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGY, 375, 3-13.
Variables measured soil moisture
Depths of soil moisture measurements 0.05 - 0.05 m
0.10 - 0.10 m
0.10 - 0.40 m
0.20 - 0.20 m
0.40 - 0.40 m
0.40 - 0.70 m
0.60 - 0.60 m
0.70 - 1.00 m
1.00 - 1.00 m
1.00 - 1.30 m
1.05 - 1.35 m
1.20 - 1.20 m
Soil Moisture sensors used CS616
Data availability from 2006-01-01 to 2014-12-31

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