Articles | Volume 20, issue 12
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 4895–4911, 2016
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 4895–4911, 2016

Research article 15 Dec 2016

Research article | 15 Dec 2016

Assimilation of SMOS brightness temperatures or soil moisture retrievals into a land surface model

Gabriëlle J. M. De Lannoy and Rolf H. Reichle

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The SMOS mission provides various various products to estimate soil moisture. This paper evaluates the performance of assimilating either Level-1-based multi-angle brightness temperature (Tb) observations, Level-1-based single-angle Tb observations, or Level 2 soil moisture retrievals, into the NASA Catchment land surface model.