Articles | Volume 19, issue 12
Research article
18 Dec 2015
Research article |  | 18 Dec 2015

The impact of near-surface soil moisture assimilation at subseasonal, seasonal, and inter-annual timescales

C. Draper and R. Reichle


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (13 Nov 2015) by Wolfgang Wagner
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ED: Publish as is (25 Nov 2015) by Wolfgang Wagner
Short summary
A soil moisture assimilation experiment is evaluated separately at sub-seasonal, seasonal, and inter-annual timescales. In addition to previously reported improvements in sub-seasonal scale soil moisture, it is show that such an assimilation can also improve the model soil moisture at seasonal and inter-annual timescales, demonstrating the potential for near-surface soil moisture assimilation to improve model representation of important long-term events, such as droughts.