The installation of the Oklahoma Mesonet’s soil moisture sensors was made possible, in part, by an NSF-EPSCOR grant (Project Number EPS9550478) and an NSF MRI grant (ATM-9724594). Continued funding for maintenance of the network is provided by the taxpayers of the State of Oklahoma. In addition, support from the NOAA Office of Global Programs (NOAA Grant Number NA17RJ1227) was instrumental in the development of research-quality datasets. The authors thank James Kilby, David Grimsley, Bill Wyatt, Ken Meyers, Kris Kesler, and numerous staff members of the Oklahoma Climatological Survey for their professional assistance in maintaining the Oklahoma Mesonet. In addition, the authors would like to acknowledge the efforts of Jeanne Schneider and Michael Cosh, whose insights improved the quality of the manuscript.
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