Articles | Volume 21, issue 3
Research article
29 Mar 2017
Research article |  | 29 Mar 2017

Estimating annual water storage variations in medium-scale (2000–10 000 km2) basins using microwave-based soil moisture retrievals

Wade T. Crow, Eunjin Han, Dongryeol Ryu, Christopher R. Hain, and Martha C. Anderson


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by Editor) (26 Jan 2017) by Roberto Greco
AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (14 Feb 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (16 Feb 2017) by Roberto Greco
Short summary
Terrestrial water storage is defined as the total volume of water stored within the land surface and sub-surface and is a key variable for tracking long-term variability in the global water cycle. Currently, annual variations in terrestrial water storage can only be measured at extremely coarse spatial resolutions (> 200 000 km2) using gravity-based remote sensing. Here we provide evidence that microwave-based remote sensing of soil moisture can be applied to enhance this resolution.