Cosmic-ray Soil Moisture Monitoring Network
The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology is establishing a long-term network of soil moisture monitoring stations for the United Kingdom, Morley farms has been chosen as one of the sites in East Anglia. The network will provide near-real time soil moisture data for use in a variety of applications including farming, water resources, flood forecasting and land-surface modelling. The station is equipped with an instrument that uses cosmic-rays to sense soil moisture over an area of almost 40 hectares (about 100 acres). Data from the network have the potential to transform the way that we understand and model the natural environment.
More information available COSMOS UK and is part funded by Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).