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New Publication: Spatiotemporal analysis of soil moisture observations within a Tibetan mesoscale area and its implication to regional soil moisture measurements

(2013-01-04)

AUTHORS: Zhao, L., K. Yang, J. Qin, Y. Chen, W. Tang, C. Montzka, H. Wu, C. Lin, M. Han, and H. Vereecken.

J. INFO: 2013, J. Hydrol., 482, 92-104, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.12.033.


A mesoscale soil moisture/temperature monitoring network was established on the Tibetan Plateau. Based on in-situ soil moisture measurements, the number of required sites and the most representative site were obtained through random sampling analysis and time stability study, respectively. Their sensitivity to different temporal scales and soil wetness conditions were also discussed. At last, the combination of a few optimally selected sites was found able to give more robust estimate of areal mean soil moisture than a single site does.

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