Soil moisture status is critical for farming and the production of crops, as well as for recharge of groundwater and weather prediction. COSMOS‑India delivers real-time soil moisture observations from permanent in situ field monitoring stations using large area (field scale average) soil moisture sensors. The objectives of this work are to:
For further information on the measurement technology and soil moisture science see the COSMOS-UK website.
This work is funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council’s Official Development Assistance through the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology's SUNRISE programme, and contributed to, and in partnership with the Indian organisations listed below:
|UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology|
|Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore|
|Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur|
|Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune|
|National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee|
|University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad|
For more information about COSMOS-India please contact the Project Office.