Soil Mositure Percentiles
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Soil Moisture Percentiles
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Notes about this product:
  • Drought classification: D1 10-20%; D2 5-10%; D3 2-5%; D4 less than 2%;
  • Data source: North American Land Data Assimilation System (NLDAS)
  • GeoTIFF: Undefined value is -999.
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