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I have a dataset from ERA LAND with a Volumetric Soil Water (m3 m-3), How I could convert to a Gravimetric Moisture content (kg kg-1)?

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Use bulk densities of water and the ground in question.

Density, ρ, is mass divided by volume.

$\ \ \rho \ = \ \frac{m}{V}$

Rearrange the equation to get mass, density times volume.

Depending on how fancy you want get, by making allowances for temperature and impurities, the density of water of 1 g/cm3 (1 t/m3 or 1000 kg/m3).

You next need to know the basic geology of the region in question and use appropriate values of density.

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