CPC Leaky Bucket Soil Moisture Model captured an increase of soil moisture percentage in most parts of the Maritime Continent except northern Vietnam, central Lao PDR and western Thailand where reduction of soil moisture was observed for the month of July.
Soil Moisture Percentile
Another index in drought monitoring
Ranking of soil moisture content relative to historical record
Relates to agricultural production
Low values may indicate moisture-stressed crops and (agricultural) droughts
Order soil moisture values from hightest lowest over the climatological period (1981-2010)
Find ranking or percentage of observations falling below or equal to current value