COSMOS-UK : Cosmic-Ray Soil Moisture Monitoring Network

The purpose of COSMOS-UK is to measure soil moisture in near-real time across a network of UK sites. The amount of water in soils is very important for farming, water resource management and flood forecasting. Soil moisture varies over time depending on soil type, climate, precipitation and water table. Better understanding of soil moisture, and how it varies over space and time, will help us improve environmental models and prediction for effective management of land and water resources, and of flooding.