||The knowledge of soil surface water content is of
critical importance for several disciplines (e.g.
hydrology, agriculture, meteorology, and climatology).
The soil water content plays an important role in the
partitioning of net solar radiation into latent and
sensible heat components. These components are the
driving forces that control land-atmosphere exchange
processes. The description of these exchange processes is
important in General Circulation Models (CGM) and
Regional Climate Models (RCM).