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Soil Temperature and Moisture Model

Metadata Updated: February 10, 2021

Purpose: The STM2 model predicts the soil temperature and moisture conditions based on very limited user inputs. The input requirements are:

A general soil characterization (soil texture and organic matter content) Daily weather information limited to maximum and minimum air temperatures with daily precipitation.

There is a help file that describes the program included in the file list below (STM2_description.doc). Disclaimer: The USDA-ARS makes no warranties as to the merchantability or fitness of STM2 for any particular purpose, or any other warranties expressed or implied. Since some portions of STM2 have been validated with only limited data sets, it should not be used to make operational management decisions. The USDA-ARS is not liable for any damages resulting from the use or misuse of STM2, its output and its accompanying documentation. STM2 was written in Java, and therefore can run on multiple platforms (e.g. Windows, Mac, Unix).

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: Creative Commons CCZero

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date February 10, 2021

Metadata Source

Harvested from USDA JSON

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date February 10, 2021
Publisher Agricultural Research Service
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Data Last Modified 2021-01-27
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Harvest Source Title USDA JSON
Program Code 005:040
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