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New Publication: The scale-dependence of SMOS soil moisture accuracy and its improvement through land data assimilation in the central Tibetan Plateau


AUTHORS: Zhao, L., K. Yang, J. Qin, Y. Chen, W. Tang, H. Lu, and Z. Yang

J. INFO: 2014, Remote Sens. Environ., 152, 345-355, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2014.07.005.

We evaluated SMOS L2 and L3 soil moisture products in central Tibetan Plateau. Evaluation shows the accuracy of SMOS product is scale-dependent. Large biases exist at SMOS node scale while reduced at 100-km scale. We then assimilated the 100-km averaged SMOS L2 data into a land surface model, and robust surface soil moisture estimate is achieved.

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