Satellite Soil Moisture

The following maps and data show levels of moisture in the top five centimeters of soil in Canada on a weekly, bi-weekly and monthly basis. These information products highlight where conditions are wetter or drier than normal.

Soil moisture difference from average – interactive map showing data from previous month

Legend: Description of this image follows.
Description – Legend
  • Brown: < −10%
  • Red: −10% to −7.5%
  • Orange: −7.5% to −5%
  • Light orange: −5% to −2.5%
  • Yellow: −2.5% to 0%
  • Green: 0% to 2.5%
  • Aqua: 2.5% to 5%
  • Light blue: 5% to 7.5%
  • Blue: 7.5% to 10%
  • Dark blue: > 10%

Soil moisture application
View and interact with a timeline of soil moisture conditions, or add your own data to the map.

Absolute soil moisture maps (Open Data)
Browse through soil moisture data and download maps which show amounts of surface soil moisture.

About satellite soil moisture maps
Learn about monitoring soil moisture with satellites and how the maps are created.

Difference from average soil moisture maps (Open Data)
Browse through soil moisture data and download maps which show surface soil moisture compared to a long term average.

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