CPC Leaky Bucket Soil Moisture Model captured an increase in surface runoff in northern Philippines, most parts of Vietnam, Brunei, Eastern Malaysia, Kalamantan, Indonesia except the southern part and portions of Sumatra. While decrease in soil moisture was observed in most parts of the Maritime Continent especially in most parts of Indonesia, Cambodia, Western Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand during this month.
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