CoCoRaHS Soil Moisture Monitoring
We measure rainfall every day, but how much of that rain is soaking in? CoCoRaHS is now offering a soil moisture reporting option. It's more time and labor-intensive than measuring rain, so it won't be for everyone, and that is okay. It is a great opportunity to play outside, get your hands dirty, and learn something!
The materials cost approximately $50. Anybody with a little bit of land, and access to an oven is welcome to join.
Take a look at the requirements:
CoCoRaHS Soil Moisture Protocol
To report your findings:
To view your submissions:
If you have any questions about if this is right for you, please send an email to: email@example.com.
By taking soil moisture measurements for CoCoRaHS, you will have the opportunity to be a part of the calibration/validation process for NASA's Soil Moisture Active/Passive (SMAP) Satellite, aid in regional drought monitoring, and help close our understanding of the water cycle in your area.